It was misty and cold.
There was black ice in the harbour.
If anyone gets too near the wall that ego has built, it feels insecure, thinks that it is being attacked and then thinks that the only way to defend itself is to ward off the threat by showing an aggressive attitude. However, when one experiences a threat–whether it is illness, undesirable characteristics, or literal opponents–the only way to develop a balanced state of being is, not to try to get rid of those things, but to understand them and make use of them. Thus, the development of egolessness–the opposite of ego’s game–leads one to the concept of ahimsa or non-violence. Ahimsa is a non-violent way of dealing with a situation.