I mention the middle path quite often… OK, I mention it a lot. It’s such a fundamental principle that applies to nearly all aspects of our lives, the relationships we are in, the systems we create and live under, the functioning of our societies, and so many more areas beyond. No matter how meandering or far reaching the philosophical conversations I have with someone are, they always seem to return to the middle path, either directly or easily relatable to it. It’s so good.
So, here’s a common phrase that can help get a sense of what the middle path is as a concept: the sweet spot. And while the middle path is both broader and more of a process than a single spot, the essence between them is still quite similar. If trying to find the middle path is proving a bit perplexing, approaching it as trying to find the sweet spot might provide a great launching off point.
(And here this is a true point: a point of departure. It’s our first thought, and from there we can remain mindful and well-grounded in what’s so, adjusting as our understanding grows and as situations change, until we are truly walking the full width of the middle path.)