Book, Author: The Magic, book by Rhonda Byrne
Who is it for: Those who want to fill their hearts with gratitude and joy
Cheapest place to buy: Amazon.com
Price: $9.44 onwards
Rating: 90 out of 100 (Highly recommended!)
A Great Mystery of Life
This book starts off with a mystifying and seemingly unjust passage from the Gospel of Matthew in the Holy Scriptures:
“Whoever has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him.”
And if you look around isn’t that what’s happening in the world today? The poor seem to become poorer, and the rich just get richer every day. Now the author’s theory is that there is a hidden word in the passage above that will clear up any confusion and misunderstanding once and for all…
The hidden word is gratitude:
“Whoever has gratitude will be given more, and he or she will have an abundance. Whoever does not have gratitude, even what he or she has will be taken from him or her.”
GRATITUDE is the ATTITUDE.
SATURATE your Cells with Gratitude
There is a statement made by Rhonda in the book that I agree with utterly. Saying thank you on the odd occasion does NOT make one a grateful person. To change your life permanently, you must make gratitude your way of life, and one of the ways to achieve that is to practice intense gratitude over consecutive days.
This book is basically a 28-day program with the objective of impregnating your cells and your subconscious mind with gratitude. Each day there is a topic to read, and a few simple tasks to perform.
In the first 12 practices, you would learn to be grateful for what you have now, as well as what you have received in the past. The next 10 practices were designed to specifically help you make your dreams come true, or dramatically improve the circumstances of your life. In the last six practices, you will be saturating gratitude into every cell of your body and mind, even learn how to use the power of gratitude to help other people. And within each of the topic to be read you will understand more and more about how life works.
The author did not say why this program runs for specifically 28 days, but in feng shui 28 is known as a ‘Sum of Ten’ number (2 and 8 added together makes 10). Ten is a number of completion, bringing what you desire to fruition :).
You can get it for $9.44 onwards at Amazon
Amazon is probably the cheapest place to get this book. The last I checked, the paperback edition is $9.44 and the Kindle is $9.99. They also have used books which will be cheaper of course. And by the way, Amazon provides a free Kindle reading app.
Bring The Magic Into Your Life
You may or may not become a millionaire by reading this book, but if you follow the 28 gratitude practices consecutively then at the very least you should undergo a personal transformation. You would go from sweating the small stuff in your life, like getting annoyed when the food you ordered takes some time to arrive, to thinking more and more about the bigger picture and appreciating the wonders of the world.
Some of the practices may leave you with a depth of peace and happiness that you have never felt before, and that to me should be your goal when doing these exercises. The physical manifestations are really just bonuses. And after all it is when you do not need the money and relationship and fame that they come to you effortlessly.
I hope you find this review helpful (and please share if you do!), and as always if you have any questions or comments just leave them below and I’ll get back to you ASAP. See you around!!
P.S. Do you know that it’s possible to hypnotize yourself into becoming a more grateful person? It’s true – learn more here.