Cogito Ergo Sum! . . . Perhaps!

POETRY FORMAT, 22 Jul 2019

Anthony J. Marsella, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service

I think!
Therefore, I am!
I am!
Therefore, I think!
I think I am!

I think others think!
I think what others think!
I am what others think!
What do others think!

Thinking is not thought!
Thinking is life!
Seeking, exploring, becoming!
Believing!
Doubting!

Thought is not thinking!
Thought is content!
Inborn, acquired, constant?
Product!
Process!

Place, setting, image, sensation, thought!
Memory: muscle, viscera, emotion, brain!
One!
Connected!
Quantum mind!

What is the greatest thought?
E = MC 2 ?
Quantum?
Sermon on the Mount?
Non-Violence?
Consciousness?
Doubt?

Unity?
Morality, Justice, Time, Beauty?
DNA? AI? Big Bang?
Power?
Thinking is process!
Process is product
Process and product are one!
Heisenberg!

I am what is!
Bounded!
Boundless!
Impossible!

I am what am!
“So sayeth the Lord!”
“I in you,
You in me!”
Incarnation!
 
Who bounded me?
Who unbounded me?
Gifted thinking?
Thought?
Doubt?

Who?
What?
Cast me into void,
Infinity?
Doubting!
Knowing!
Doubting knowing!

Who knows?
What knows?
Eyes see!
Hearts know!
Muscles remember!
Viscera feel!
Reflex!

Life!
I am all!
I doubt!
Therefore, I am!

I am nothing!
I am something!
I am what am!
I am life!
So be it!

Comment:  A gifted friend reminded me of Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s, The Little Prince: “The essential is invisible to the eyes.”

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Anthony J. Marsella, Ph.D., a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace Development Environment, is a past president of Psychologists for Social Responsibility, Emeritus Professor of psychology at the University of Hawaii’s Manoa Campus in Honolulu, Hawaii, and past director of the World Health Organization Psychiatric Research Center in Honolulu.  He is known internationally as a pioneer figure in the study of culture and psychopathology who challenged the ethnocentrism and racial biases of many assumptions, theories, and practices in psychology and psychiatry. In more recent years, he has been writing and lecturing on peace and social justice. He has published 21 books and more than 300 articles, tech reports, and popular commentaries. His TMS articles may be accessed HERE and he can be reached at marsella@hawaii.edu.


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