Wishing to have a wonderful life is one thing, and taking action is another! As Buddha pointed out, if we want qualities like a long fulfilling life (YES PLEASE), beauty or happiness, there’s no point simply wishing for those things. Wishing positive things is fine (In fact important), but we must also engage with the path of practice (aka take action) that leads to them. Taking action leads us in the direction that we want to go and after a period of time of being persistent and consistent, we suddenly find ourself in the place that we once wished we would be BOOM! There is your magic right there. The lesson here? Decide what is it you want, do what it takes to get there (for the good of all or not at all) and when you’re there have intense gratitude for becoming (as Gabrielle Bernstein says) the dreamer of your dream and making the life you want happen.