Nature. We are nature and we are part of nature, though nature is not necessarily us. Re-emphasising and re-recognising that wonderful fact puts us all on the proper road to a balanced internal ecology, an Ecology of the Soul.
But Nature is also War, and War, in many ways, is Nature. It’s certainly our nature. So how do we reconcile this movement towards peace and harmony (which is also nature) with the inevitable reality of conflict and suffering? Do we have to fight for peace, which, as the old adage has it, is like f*****g for virginity?
Maybe we do. But if we do, we should certainly hang on to our essentially peaceful and powerful selves while we do. Keep ourselves open to that truth; peace is power. The daily struggle is from a position of power. That way, we win.