“Cogito Ergo Sum”

Rene Descartes’s infamous Cogito Ergo Sum, “I think therefore I am,” correlates with the idea of new thought.  New thought is the means of one’s mental state manifesting through our experiences and daily living, inherently becoming one.  Keep in mind that this can work inversely as well.

“I think therefore I am”
“I think not, therefore I am not”
If you don’t believe that you are deserving of something or that you do not have what it takes to attain success, then you will not.  You are placing the odds against your own favor.  One must be honest with one’s self.  Not seeing ourselves too highly, and not selling ourselves short.  It is necessary to balance optimist, realism, and pessimism in such a way that caters most to what you want to attain in your life.  We must try our best to remain unbiased and completely honest.
Methodological Skepticism is defined as the process of doubting everything to attain the truth.  It is the premise of one being left with nothing else to doubt and only the truth to accept.  One must possibly revert to the bases of who we are by going over the basic questions that contribute to who we are.  For example:

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Questions: What is your favourite colour?  What is your favourite food?
Answer:  My favourite colour is lavender, because it reminds me of the colour of the sky when I find it most beautiful during twilight.  I do not have a favourite food, but i adore Mediterranean and Italian cuisine. I find that their culture is most evidently portrayed in the food that originates in their countries.
Result/Understanding: What do your answers portray about yourself? They portray an adoration of nature and the desire for experiencing different cultures.  This inherently leads to one understanding that travelling may be a a source of one’s happiness 

The process of re-knowing yourself is dire.  For instance, my favourite colour used to be aubergine.  What has caused it to change to lavender?  Dark colours could be an emblem of negativity.  It’s arguable that my new preferred colour embodies my desire to remain more positive in life.  Such a simple question has the potential to open doors to the source of the change.  To understand the changes in one’s life helps identify the characteristics that have become more prominent.  It helps bring forth the reason behind (un)fortunate events and circumstances, which will help with accepting possible fowl experiences.
With new days manifest new thoughts.  One day the truth will set you free.  At times, weakness makes the heart grow fonder, for fear itself peaks when goes about unnoticed.  People disregard this weird inner obsession for sadness that people have when they begin to subconsciously forfeit a stronger state of mind.  Analyzing  why you do things a certain way, why you prefer specific things, helps you attain a better understanding of who you are and what you want to do.  You have to know yourself before you can truly love yourself.  This helps create a higher state of mind that will allow you to overcome self-deprecating tendencies.

“Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true. Think only of the best, work only for the best,and expect only the best. Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others. Live in the faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you.”

— Christian D. Larson
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Would you take the chance to break down the things that you know in attempt to fully understand it?  What do you think of Rene Descartes “Cogito Ergo Sum”?  Feel free to comment below 🙂  Let’s explore this together.

Provided is a video on The Power of Belief - in essence it is a means of understanding
what it means to belief in yourself, and the power of doing so.

To listen, to see, to understand Video:
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Newman, L. (1997). Descartes' Epistemology. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Retrieved from: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/descartes-epistemology/#2.2.

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