It could be confusing when we hear that instruction: the middle way between gentleness and discipline. As if we’re trying to find some quality that’s halfway between discipline and gentleness. That’s kind of a watered down discipline, or an insincere gentleness. And I don’t think that’s what’s meant by that instruction. The middle way between gentleness and discipline is fully gentle, and fully disciplined. It contains both of those without holding on to either.