The Magic by Rhonda Byrne is being written about again because it continues to top all lists as a phenomenal bestseller. The first book, The Secret was based on the law of attraction. The next book, The Power warned: “If you feel bad about having bad feelings, you are adding more power to your bad feelings.” It advocated love, wanting us to adopt it as a permanent attitude to bring positivity back into our lives.
The Magic is a step by step guide running over 28 days, at the end of which one is sure to emerge into a better world, into the kind of life one has dreamed about but not strongly enough or strategically well enough. The essence in this book is gratitude. There are 28 magic practices to help steer us through each day. It is time to reach out for a cool smooth pebble that can fit snuggly in our palms and become that magic rock which we have to get hold of and then keep in our grasp and vision each day.
The author cites this saying of the Buddha to convey that there is a lot in life to be grateful for: Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.
by Rhonda Byrne
Simon & Schuster