The Middle Way and Barking


f we bark at everyone, we might get a one-way trip to the pound. If we’re always lying down for tummy rubs, we

might get stepped on by burglars. Which is better? Looks like
maybe we need to find a middle path.
Although the Buddha’s teaching about the middle way
originally pertained to the extremes of overindulgence and
austerity, this teaching ap2plies to everything in life. Pay attention to extremes developing in your own life. If too much
running and playing is wearing you down, get some sleep. If
you’re sleeping too much, run and play more. As for barking, I try to keep it to what Master calls “tolerable levels.”

Sheila with two balloons over her head representing different choices