The more one learns (collides), and understands (is humbled by) life, the more one fully sees the futility of taking a side.
By “a side”, I mean from the dualistic perspective; the primitive mentality of ego that forces us to believe that it is either “this way” or “that way”.
My own life journey has shown me that there is only one sane “side”, and that is the middle; being able to see everything from a non-dualistic perspective. This view requires a deeper understanding; one of integration and the willing transmutation of our aggressive and fearful drives.
Mastering our minds and taming our ego in favor of behaving from the integrity of our soul, requires commitment and practice. This is the path to personal peace, and the only way to community and global understanding; one person at a time.
A stance of personal peace requires that we take full responsibility for ourselves, our work, and our freedom. Peace is conscious creation and therefore, not a passive undertaking. Peace is active participation in your own life.