Thinking about Thinking (What's the Meta?)

Thinking about Thinking (What's the Meta?)

One wonders

Is it true to say,

"I think, therefore I am."

Is it the thought itself

That makes me who I am?

For the more I sit and watch

What runs through my mind

I really don't think

I can claim much of it as mine.

So much chatter and cluttered words

As if my emotions had their own stories to shout.

Ripples of what has been and gone, and

Echoes of many futures that no one will ever live out.

Maybe then, I could say,

"I observe thoughts, therefore I am."

But then what is left as me,

If I am not my thoughts?

By Peter Morgan

Tags: Philosophy, Self

Post Date: May 2016