The extremes exist in denial of each other, of contradiction, of conflict, of opposites, of duality... The Middle Way is "Thou Art That" in a way that excludes identity, equivalence, interchangeability, and demands mutual recognition of the "I" in the "Other," because the Two are One "but not the same One." And the Dance of Dichotomy requires the partners to bear the tension of opposition through all times and places of three dimensional, physical, reality, integrating the opposites on the basis of the interplay with the Forth Dimension. Enter Grace. Also called Tao, Dharma, Synchronicity, and other names in other eras, but it is Grace, by whatever name, "all the way down." Grace allows us to bear the pain of our contradictions-- the pain of Contradiction-- in order to live out our lives in the service of Grace, as the servants of Grace, by being what is needed (Whatever is needed) in each situation as it arises through all of the times and places of three-dimensional existence, sometimes being "Thou," and sometimes being "That," as called for by the context and circumstances of our life. We are the children of Grace, carrying the banner of Grace, exhibiting the reality of Grace, incarnating/expressing the truth of Grace through the ages. God's name is Grace. We are all "chips off the old block." Doing our thing in response to the demands of the here and now, moment-by-moment-by-moment, our whole life long.
The way to The Way is The Way. Jacob Bronowski said, "If you want to know the truth, you have to live in certain ways.” We have to live in truthful ways-- we have to live truthful lives-- we have to live truthfully. If we want to know The Way, we have to be The Way. Which is exactly what Jesus was saying when he said, "I am the way the truth and the life, and no one comes to the Father but by me." He is not saying, "You have to believe in me." He is saying "You have to be me." But more than that, he is saying, "You have to be me by being YOU!" The way to God is the way of God. The way to The Way is The Way. The Way is the way of Sincerity and Integrity. Sincerity and integrity are the straight and narrow. They are the middle way. They are The Way. No one comes to The Way without being The Way. The Way is the way of Sincerity and Integrity. Harmony and Balance flow from Sincerity and Integrity. Spirit, Energy and Vitality flow from Sincerity and Integrity. Life, Virtue and Character flow from Sincerity and Integrity. Sincerity and Integrity are The Way and are the way to The Way. We do not believe our way to The Way. We do not think our way to The Way. We do not plan, scheme, connive, contrive our way to The Way. We live our way to The Way one situation at a time with Sincerity and Integrity leading the way. Live with Sincerity and Integrity and let everything fall into place around that. Align yourself and your life with yourself. Live in accord with yourself. Be at-one with yourself. "Know Thyself!" "To Thine Own Self Be True!" Everyone who has known has known the same thing over time, through the ages. What, then, is the problem?