Nature Must Be Entered, Not Conquered

Nature must be entered, not conquered.


It’s understandable that the first settlers viewed nature as an enemy. Nature seemed to have no end and threatened their lives. Their attitude toward nature was one of conquest, much as we speak today of the conquest of space.

God, like nature, cannot be experienced conquest. Nature is wild or it is not nature. God is wild or God is not God. The only way to experience God is by by respectful entrance. Never by conquest. 

Nature, like God, leaves us with more questions than answers. Yet somehow, when we enter, we find ourselves at peace. It’s blissful not to know. It’s a delight to surrender. When we drop our human arrogance we find ourselves at rest in God. 

Be still, and know that I am God.”
(Psalm 46:10)

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