"Nonviolence is not natural,"
In chapter 5, Wink says, that "nonviolence is not natural." This fits my own concept of nonviolence. My own personal philosophy is that nonviolence is a divine trait not a human one.
I believe that it is only when we keep ourselves centered in the divine that nonviolence can prevail. That's why prayer and centering are so important in our lives. It requires lots of study, thought and work to keep ourselves responding in love rather than in retailiation. We never really move out of the "student," mode when it comes to nonviolence.