Are you being asked to give up extremes? Yes. You are being asked to give up all that would take peace from you.
But as you have been told before, you will be giving up nothing.
It will seem if it is so for a while perhaps. You will continue to be attracted to those living at the extremes and there is no reason not to take joy in observing another’s happiness or to feel compassion at another’s suffering. But you need not partake and you cannot partake if you are going to carry the Peace of God with you.
~ Jesus, A Course of Love T1.10.7