Power is energy focused through human action to attempt to achieve control:
Control is the effort to attain assurance:
Assurance that my Will be done. That the results of wielding power will get me what I want.
The assumptions behind and within this view are incoherent at every step.
Incoherence brought about by wielding power manifests as violence:
Violence is the breaking of the whole in the attempt to dominate the whole from within a fragment.
This violence is distinct from the play of energy within the cosmos.
Other forms of vigorous action; elements of the cycles of creation and destruction by which the whole continues to move from implicit to explicit; may tear, but they do not break, the whole.
To use Ivan Illich’s language,
Violence is the outcome of Sin:
A willful Failure to Attend to the moment. A refusal of the Practice of Friendship.