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.