To be In the Middle is to be choicelessly aware of all that is.
I first became aware of this saying through reading Pillars of Consciousness, a book written by the guru Osho, given to me by a friend some years ago. Buddha is responsible for this saying, “to be in the middle”. In the middle means not one or the other – neither! Choicelessly aware of all that is. When we are conscious in a choiceless way we can embrace everything. Can you imagine in life being in non-attachment state in all things? Sounds impossible right? On the other hand, how is it not the case naturally, if at my core I am Divine?
When we are born, the experience of being rejected by the mother and pushed into the world creates vast amounts of fear and aloneness. We would call this Separation Consciousness (separation from Divine). This fear causes us to act out on the need to be safe by judging everything, forming attachments and opinions to cope with the feeling of being alone. We call these false belief systems and they reside in the mind. These are our recipes and rules for life.
When you have let go of all opinions and attachments to either of the extremes the extremes disappear! You have arrived in the middle. But wait, if there are no extremes then there will not be a middle either.
Extremes are not really opposites but complimentary sides of a concept, all part of a process of the whole. All complimentaries contribute to the whole and whole is the ‘goal’ (which is the journey)! To understand this is to liberate and transform yourself from all sides and the middle!
Unity of all complimentaries and the middle is all-inclusive.
So the question remains - HOW??
Staying in the process, continuing along the journey, requires an expansive daily practices that allows you to integrate this new perspective and drop the opinionated mind. In my experience, on my journey, The BodyTalk System and Conscious Living Investigation are my daily practice on my path - I hope you will join me!