There is real magic in middle earth. No, not the place of Frodo and Bilbo but the view from the middle place—the divine middle. That’s how I describe it, anyway. I’m not alone. Buddha himself described the middle way as the path to liberation. For me, the “middle mind” is a place of profound clarity, truth, and peace. Truthfully, the middle was thrust upon me—I was a middle child. There were three of us, so I was also a “perfect middle child,” as they say—no one to share the in-between with. And no, there was nothing about me that was perfect. As much…