EMOTION AND WILL
Emotion appertains to the particle aspect
Of the proton, the stuff of which passions,
Both transient and lasting, are made.
Emotion is thus a thing of the old brain,
Antithetical, in character, to will,
Which stems from the particle electrons
Of the new brain.
In between one finds thought,
That neutron-wavicle noumenon
Of the conscious mind, and thought can be
Either bound to emotion in superstition,
Or free from emotion in reason, depending
On the person or context/epoch in question.
Whereas emotions are perceptual, thoughts are
Conceptual, not felt but nevertheless known
By the apparent essence of the will,
Which both evokes and regulates thought according
To its electron-particle integrity.
Beyond thought, however, is the pure awareness
Of an electron-wavicle essence,
Antithetical in every respect to emotion.
One could speak of emotion
As fundamental to the Pagan Kingdom,
Thought as inhering to the Christian Church,
Will as fundamental to the Republican State,
And awareness as inhering to
The Social Transcendental Centre.
Emotion is soulful, but awareness spiritual.
Will is superior to emotion,
As reason to superstition,
But inferior to awareness.