Some natural disasters occur in the minds of people. In this case, “natural disaster” refers to aggression, passion, and ignorance. They may be easy or difficult to deal with, but nonetheless they are workable. If a building collapses, you spend thousands of dollars to fix it. If a hydroelectric dam breaks, it may cost millions of dollars to repair. In some sense, the disasters in the mind are cheaper to fix, but on the other hand the solution could be more demanding, because it requires personal attention and individual awareness.
From “Jolly Good” in the current issue of the Shambhala Sun magazine.