The Sa­cred Hub

Foreword Reviews - - Spotlight Reviews Audiobooks - CATHER­INE THURESON

Robert Rab­bin, Wet­ware Me­dia Au­dio­book, 978-0-9971416-6-5

The Sa­cred Hub is an ex­tra­or­di­nary col­lec­tion of es­says by author Robert Rab­bin. The lis­ten­ing time is just over four hours, but the mes­sages that are shared in that rel­a­tively brief time are po­ten­tially life-chang­ing.

The book cov­ers a va­ri­ety of top­ics such as learn­ing to know one’s true self, learn­ing to un­der­stand and deal with emo­tions, the mean­ing of love, and the value of med­i­ta­tion. The author shares amaz­ing in­sights on these top­ics, such as the idea that true hap­pi­ness is the ab­sence of self-con­cern. The path to know­ing one­self and to un­der­stand­ing life is ul­ti­mately summed up in one beau­ti­ful pas­sage, a mes­sage that one of the gu­rus that Rab­bin stud­ied with shared with him: “The heart is the sa­cred hub of the Uni­verse. Go there and ex­plore that space.”

This is a book filled with deep and pro­found mean­ing. It takes a great deal of ef­fort to fully com­pre­hend the mean­ing be­hind its words at times, but that ef­fort is cer­tainly worth­while. Each sec­tion of the book is com­posed of spon­ta­neous and unedited writ­ing—re­mark­able, con­sid­er­ing the over­all clar­ity of the work. Its are unique ideas and chal­leng­ing thoughts—stop try­ing to fix one’s life, it ad­vises, and ar­gues that the pur­pose of life is sim­ply liv­ing.

The nar­ra­tor’s voice is clear and easy to lis­ten to, and the pace of the nar­ra­tion is com­fort­able, though it will al­most cer­tainly be nec­es­sary to lis­ten to some pas­sages mul­ti­ple times.

The Sa­cred Hub is an ex­cel­lent work of spir­i­tu­al­ity that pushes peo­ple to meet their deep­est, truest selves. Though its an­swers to loom­ing ques­tions are not al­ways com­fort­able, there is real wis­dom here, and the op­por­tu­nity for devel- op­ing a sim­pler, hap­pier way of life.

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