There is cooperating with the power coursing through life and being, and there is co-opting and coercing that power (Or attempting to). This is the theme of the Star Wars movies, and is the difference between Yoda and Palpatine. Using the Force for our own ends (Or attempting to) is the way of the Dark Side. Doing our work and stepping back, stepping aside, getting out of the way of The Way, and "letting nature take its course," is the Way of the Tao as noted about 500 BCE in The Lao Tzu (Also called, "The Tao Te Ching"). This is the seminal truth of the story of the Garden of Eden running from Eden to Gethsemane and Golgotha, and is the bane of humankind. Each individual over the long span of humanity chooses how to live in relation to the Tao, and that is the choice that tells the tale-- of our individual life and of the collective life of the species. It is explored in the works of Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell and is the theme of our existence. To cooperate or coerce? We decide anew in each situation as it arises, or, more accurately, decide in each of the first few situations, and then automatically maintain the momentum of the Dear and Glorious Tradition throughout what remains of our life, though the Light continues to shine through the cracks to enlighten/awaken/illumine those who can see/hear/understand/know/do/be even now, even so, even yet. To cooperate or coerce? The choice is always ours to make, and choosing wisely is always the hope of humankind.