Inside each of us is the knowledge that life does not have to be the way it is. People don't have to hurt each other. Some trouble even so far that they have an inner conflict over seeing animals living in the wild hunting. This knowing is where we really are.
In this place there is no conflict or death, the ideal existence, but also makes growth stagnant. Muscle grows through violence, torn between opposing forces.. it is also our source of strength and movement. Fear to courage, anger to patience, loneliness to appreciation. So we teach the animals in our lives to live together, but that doesn't not change the rules of this place. Conflict and struggle is written into the laws of nature, however we are not from here. It is our duty to be good stewards of this realm and to learn from our struggles. My grandfather always said to leave a place in better shape than when you got there. We created this place to learn and struggle, but you are not really here. Death is an illusion of separation.
When we put down a great book, do you struggle separating the characters in the book from yourself? You experienced the story and that character is now a part of you, but it is not all of you. If you knew your totality you would never fear again.