Foreword – Act of Emptiness – The Middle Point
The middle point is an act of emptiness, right where you are. There’s no result to be achieved, no reward to be earned, just an act of emptying yourself. Make the act the result, make the effect the cause, and you will find yourself beyond all limitations of the mind. In other words, reverse the process from the way we have learned it. Sacrifice that which is not for that which is. No goal, no result, no conclusion. Since results are sought through the mind, when you don’t seek a result, where is the mind?
Ivan Rados – The Middle Point – The Act Of Emptiness
Are you happy with your life as it is?
“This is a book that reads more like a meditation than a self-help book. Sentence by sentence, paragraph by paragraph, it’s a shocker you’ll need to sit with and slowly absorb.”
– David Robert Ord
Are you happy with your life as it is? More especially, are you happy with yourself the way you are?
Perhaps you want to change things in your life because you really aren’t happy with things the way they are. In the hope of improving your life, you reach for self-help books, learn meditation techniques, attend seminars and retreats, turn to prayer, or maybe attend a place of worship.
If you’ve been trying self-help, perhaps even sought the help of a counselor, or have in some other way embarked on a spiritual path, the question I really want you to ask yourself is: Is it working for you?
So many people tell me they are “working on” becoming the person they want to be. When I ask them how it’s going, they tell me—usually with an expression of desperation—”I’m getting there.”
Well, just how long do you suppose it takes to “get there?” As the days, months, and years pass by, your life passes you by. Don’t you really need something that works right here, right now?
If you’ve discovered that “working on yourself” doesn’t work—that the countless millions who are trying to change themselves aren’t getting the result they want—I want to tell you about a book that can end all this “trying to grow” nonsense.
But first a caution. You need to be prepared to see just about everything everyone who’s supposed to be a spiritual teacher has told you turned on its head. This stuff that the millions are devouring, with nightstands piled high, doesn’t work because it’s in many cases the exact opposite of what really does work.
You’ll be both surprised and delighted by Ivan Rados’ The Middle Point. Statement after statement will stop you in your tracks. He will shock you into the realization that the way just about everyone says change is accomplish is exactly how it isn’t accomplished. No wonder so many are frustrated and disappointed with their lives despite all their efforts!
I don’t want you to race this book. This is a book that reads more like a meditation than a self-help book. Sentence by sentence, paragraph by paragraph, it’s a shocker you’ll need to sit with and slowly absorb.
Rarely have I seen what it really takes to begin loving who you are—and loving your life—spelled out like this. Read The Middle Point, and change your life forever.
– David Robert Ord, author of Your Forgotten Self and the audiobook Lesson in Loving.