I decided to move my hand, but I did not.
Are these acts voluntary… to move or decide?
If we don’t decide to decide but just do it
Then how do we ‘just do it?’ I humbly submit
That our knowledge of such things leaves some things denied
That if were allowed would clear things up quite a lot.
I can feel myself breathing deliberately.
Full control I have of it, but when I let go
Of my focus upon it, it will continue.
Is this voluntary? Or does it have to do
With subconscious processes? Can anyone know
The nature of volition most absolutely?
What we do and what happens to us we believe
Are two separate entities. This is not so.
Everything is but one thing. All acts that occur
Interlink through a matrix. We are, as it were,
On our own, yet together is how we must grow.
The fabric of our lives is a delicate weave.
Just as waves are continuous with the ocean,
The body is the same with the whole universe.
It’s you who circulates you blood, but that’s not all.
Your are shining the sun, and you cause rain to fall.
All motion is accounted for. It could be worse,
But it’s not, and it’s all due to laws of motion.