I think, therefore I am?

“Cogito, ergo sum.” René Descartes.


The saying “I think, therefore I am” is a common one that many know, but to me it is missing the critical first part of what René Descartes said, i.e. “dubito” or I doubt.


 “Dubito…cogito, ergo sum.” René Descartes


He said, “I doubt…I think, therefore I am.”  Just one word that really changes who I am.  I am a doubting, thinking person.  I question, I query, I’m dynamic.


What do you feel/think about the revised René Descartes quotation?


Thinking and Being

“I think, therefore I am”, and so “descend with mind into the heart“.I leave this thought for people to contemplate.  I also acknowledge Rene Descartes and St. Theophan the Recluse, whose sayings I have fused to make a phrase pregnant with personal meaning.