Monday, March 24, 2008

Let Manny be Rhonda: Ramirez brings "The Secret" to Orient

“One of the more intriguing sights in the clubhouse was Sox left fielder Manny Ramirez reading the self-motivational bestseller 'The Secret' with a highlight marker."
The Boston Herald, March 7
Yogi Berra’s reign as baseball’s philosopher-in-chief may be over, and not just because it’s over. The cruel reality is that Yogi’s mantle – not the Mickey one – has been passed to Bronx-born Redsock hitting/quote machine Manuel Aristides Ramirez.

Let's face it, Manny serves comments like his doubles, off the wall.

But now we learn that Manny has been injecting the performance enhancing meditations of Rhonda Byrne, best-selling author of “The Secret,” a book so steeped in self-empowerment that it makes Machiavelli’s “The Prince” read like a Mother Teresa primer on how to wash feet.

As Yog would say, “It’s surprising we’re surprised,” because a close look at the words of Byrne and Ramirez shows the two have always patrolled the same left field.

Byrne: “Let go of all those limiting thoughts.”

Ramirez: “We don't think -- we eliminate thinking.

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Byrne: “I stand in awe at the magnificent intelligence that is this universe.”

Ramirez: “This game is weird, man. That's the way it is.

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Byrne: “You can start with nothing, and out of nothing and out of no way, a way will be made.


Ramirez: “When you don't feel good and you still get hits, that's how you know you're a bad man.

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Byrne: “When we shift our awareness or "frequency" from self-consciousness — where fear, impossibility or feelings of separation reside — to cosmic consciousness, which is in total harmony with the universe and where none of those feelings exist, then anything is possible.”



Ramirez: “The more relaxed you are, not having a lot of stuff on your mind, that's the best way to hit."


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Byrne: “You must feel good. You must feel good about You.”

Ramirez: "I'm a gangster. I go and play the game, and that's the way I deal."

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Byrne: “The law of attraction says that like attracts like, and when you think and feel what you want to attract on the inside, the law will use people, circumstances and events to magnetize what you want to you, and magnetize you to it. The law doesn't say, "Oh, he is not taking any action so we won't deliver." The law is the law. It is impersonal, exact, and precise.


Ramirez: “Wherever they pitch it, I hit it.


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Byrne: “The feeling of love is the highest frequency you can emit. The greater the love you feel and emit, the greater the power you are harnessing.”

Ramirez: “I ain't got no problem with Boston.

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Byrne: “The law of attraction is absolute; it is impersonal and it is precise and exact. This law governs this reciprocal universe that we live in. It is important to remember that we are energy. Einstein told us that. And energy cannot be created or destroyed, it just changes form.


Ramirez: “Sometimes you have it, and sometimes you don't, so I don't worry.”


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Byrne: “You attract to you what you think about most.”


Ramirez: "This is great. Just Manny being Manny."

1 comment:

Fonzy Film Reviews said...

THis is great stuff, Mr. Duque.

Reminds me of the great 1949 film, " Socrates meets the three stooges."