I was asked the other day by a Hindu Friend from India what I think The Middle Path is. He had noticed I had a good number of friends from India and that as a Christian I seemed to respect their spirituality. To Him this appeared to be a Middle Path and He had some interest in how I might define it.
Now I understand that anything called The Middle Path will be misunderstood by those who practice The Only Way. This however is not the point of The Middle Path, but rather The Middle Path is merely that which creates space for people to know and love and learn from each other. So just off the top of my head and in the spur of the Moment I defined The Middle Path as follows.
The Middle Path perceives that any spiritual journey must be humble and willing to listen to God wherever the voice comes from. It avoids being dogmatic or judging another persons spiritual journey and puts a premium on Knowing them. The Middle Path serves to allow us to experience the love of God as it relates to all of humanity, without the confines of I am right and you are wrong. It merely creates a space where anything can happen, including the work of the Spirit of God.