The Who Are You Podcast #16 – Musings in the Middle

The "Who Are You" Podcast
The Who Are You Podcast #16 - Musings in the Middle

Are you feeling the squeeze from opposing sides, opposing demands, opposing desires?  Are you tempted to play it safe and avoid taking a position?  Is there a place and time for compromise and flexibility, and how could one recognise it?

Security is mostly superstition. It does not exist in nature…Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold. – Helen Keller

Far better to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat. – Teddy Roosevelt

The middle ground is at the same time pressure, balance, mediocrity, comfort & safety.  It all depends on the situation.  When one is in the middle, the key point to remember is to find oneself and be true to that self and from there engage with the situation.   An authentic response would emerge.

Despite how it feels and how long you’ve been in the middle, you can still choose and feel you did. In Carl Jung’s words “Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart…. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”


  1. I get it! I used to think I needed to find balance however I think the penny dropped – balance is found when there are two people on the opposite ends just like the weighing scale. Basically balanced is found when everyone plays to their strengths.

    Thanks for sharing. Very thoughtful and insightful! A very calm and soothing voice too!

  2. Thank you. Play fully to your strengths, be aware of your weaknesses and allow others to support you by playing to their own strengths. Attention and discernment is required here.

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