What is the scope of human consciousness
When opened to its widest aperture?
At present most of us can only guess,
Although some few now claim to be more sure.
These psychonauts have sailed through inner space
Exploring hidden vistas in their souls
As avatars of our adventurous race
Who demonstrate our most exalted goals.
While human history’s replete with war,
And violence has been our specialty,
We may in time grow wiser and abhor
What veers us from the path of decency.
But only when we’ve learned to master fear,
Will cruelty and hatred disappear.