Marie T. Russell's Daily Inspiration
The focus for today is: I think I am... therefore I am...
In the 17th century, the French philosopher René Descartes came up with this statement: I think, therefore I am. I remember this statement being the source of debates in philosophy classes. It was the existential "which came first" story: the chicken or the egg?
Years later, I feel that his statement really is a fill-in-the-blanks formula. "I think _________, therefore I am _____________." So let's fill in the blanks with an example from my life: "I think I am too busy, therefore I am too busy." So the usual conclusion to this thought is I'm too busy to go into the garden this morning thus I don't go.
However, since I've been working on this programming for a while, I overrode that limiting belief, and went into the garden anyway... and it was a lovely peaceful time for me before starting my "busy" day.
Inspired from the InnerSelf.com article:
I Think, Therefore I Am ... So What Are You Thinking?
Written by Marie T. Russell
About The Author
Marie T. Russell is the founder of InnerSelf Magazine (founded 1985). She also produced and hosted a weekly South Florida radio broadcast, Inner Power, from 1992-1995 which focused on themes such as self-esteem, personal growth, and well-being. Her articles focus on transformation and reconnecting with our own inner source of joy and creativity.
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