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I Think Therefore I Am Not

By Stephan J Myers, Aug 30 2018 05:42AM

The Art Of Being Quiet - painting by Stephan J Myers
The Art Of Being Quiet - painting by Stephan J Myers

To really make a connection with the words take a minute or two to let the image sink in. Don't think about it just absorb it, then read the post.

A sleepless night and a mind that won’t rest. It strikes me that in thought we have lost the essence of who we are. Not content to simply be but becoming increasingly more competitive and with that comes the internal conflict we refer to as the restless mind.

Overburdened by thoughts we have created crippling complexity in our lives. Through the likes of social media, we strive to express ourselves, our intellect and creativity. Emulating role models, seeking liberation from the mundane. We talk of finding ourselves, of being true to who we are, of self-discovery. And yet so many of us slavishly follow role models and in doing so deny our true selves.

To discover one's true self is truly liberating but we have become so distracted by our increasingly connected world that freedom from distraction has become the biggest challenge we face in our daily lives. Incomplete thoughts, the lure of curated curiosity, the illusion that we control the means by which we communicate with those around us. Which of our thoughts are truly our own?

To know our thoughts are truly our own we must first be centred and free from distraction. Our minds must be calm, still. We must find the origins of original thought. No longer distracted we can then see beyond the hindrances and illusions that surround us. Free from the restless mind our natural curiosity is the seed from which original thoughts flow and in which we find our true selves.

I Think Therefore I Am Not. If you do one thing today. Dwell on the debilitating nature of distraction. The influences and flow of information, news and trivia that compete for your attention and ask yourself are you really the person you want to be.

When I wake from a sleepless night and a mind that won’t rest it is in this painting here that I find my centre and meet the day ahead without the burden of distraction.

Wishing you a wonderful day


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