In our efforts to avoid the trap of polarities—like pleasant/unpleasant, or good/evil— we may fall into the trap of avoidance, i.e. of ignorance. The true Middle Way results from the wisdom of a well-trained mind, capable of seeing through deception whether initiated by self or by other.
Arisings that occur "out there" trigger their match in the screen of our mind. In the arising of experiences—like with the experience of community life and of individual life—there is also the opportunity to experience awareness itself.