Originally posted by Iacchus32
Okay, here's the deal ... You have the intellectual or thinking aspect (left side of brain), which in and of itself is highly deterministic, and so constitutes form. And you have the emotional or feeling aspect (right side of brain), which in and of itself is highly volitile, and so constitutes essence.
So, what does this mean? So long as we keep our emotions in context with our thoughts -- and so exhibit "self control" -- we are at "liberty" to have a life and, from the standpoint of "free will," enjoy it.
Once again, it's all about the "functionality" of the mind as a whole.
This works fine in a "free will" paradigm, but even emotion would be predetermined in a "predestination" paradigm.