"incognito argu sum" (I think therefore I am), so says a French philosopher Rene Descartes. Noted. But what does it mean to think? Is thinking just ability to reason? Or does it entail more. Like delving into guts to produce what lies therein?
Lesser animals have instincts. But man, a higher animal, thinks. To think is to be alive, a confirmation of consciousness. I am conscious, so I think.
But thinking involves more than just an exercise in awareness. It is a psychological mechanism, which enables us to act. Man is a being that is designed to execute his thoughts. We most times become what we think. The Orientals knew secret of this, so they invented their mantras.
And what is mantra? A word repeated again and again in mind like a sublimal broadcast so that body now acts on it.
I will give an example of a mantra: "I can!"I am unique. So too my thoughts. No two human beings think same way. Like fingerprint, my thought patterns are different. I am different. Or maybe I should say I choose to be different. So I think differently.