Just talk away René (being creative with his famous quote)

René Descartes is famous for saying, “I think, therefore I am.” Now “I am” letting René’s quote inspire my thinking.

I think, therefore am I?

I think, therefore I have a brain. Perhaps I should use it more.

I think, therefore I fact check before I believe Tweets or Facebook posts.

I think, therefore I am sometimes confused.

I think. That’s what my mind is there for.

I think, therefore I’m frequently outside the box.

I think therefore I am conscious. (Hey y’all, this is me writing this, not some computer inside of me.)

I think, but my consciousness requires very little thinking for me to realize that I exist.

I think, therefore I realize that I’m not always right. (Don’t just accept something I say, but think about it for yourself.)

I think, therefore I notice that sometimes when I think I’m thinking, I’m only repeating habitual thoughts in my mind.

I think, therefore I am continually refusing to let unhealthy thoughts stay in my mind and torment me.

I think, therefore I am working to improve the quality of my thoughts and make my life better.

I think, therefore I believe that my thoughts matter, so I monitor and control them and carefully choose them.

I think, therefore I am unwilling to believe everything that I think or feel unless I verify that it is truthful and helpful.

I think, therefore I am able to manage my mind and arrange it in a way that produces the best outcomes for me.

I think, therefore I examine my thoughts and explore why so many of them are unwanted and not freely self-chosen.

I think, therefore I am responsible for what I allow in my mind and how I live my life.

I think I am better than I am, but the more I get to know me, the more I learn I am as capable of evil as any other human being.

I think, therefore I am sometimes deceived. All that I think isn’t correct or morally right.

I think, therefore I am aware that I can’t explain everything, but have to accept some things by faith.

I think that thinking takes more courage than it does smarts.

I think, therefore I am the thinker inside me, but I notice that some thoughts I disagree with, also come from within me.

I think, therefore I have opinions, (but sometimes I have opinions that rise up independent of my thinking).

I think, therefore I am not saying that my thoughts are random, but that I have the power to choose them or reject them.

I think, therefore I am aware that racism is morally wrong. Search: Off the RACE Track–From Color-Blind to Color-Kind.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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