If You Picture It In Your Mind, Can You Hold It In Your Hands ?

Posted in Self Awareness/Improvement on August 31, 2012 by i Elect Dialect

If you picture it in your mind, can you hold it in your hands? Some say impossible, others say of course, if you believe it “is” possible, then you are a believer in the Law of Attraction. What exactly is this Law of Attraction ? The Law is that which determines the complete order of the universe. Everything that has happened, is happening or will happen to you has occurred or will because you have attracted it to you, either consciously or subconsciously.

How does this work ? Well, it’s actually as simple as producing a thought, an image to go along with that thought and focusing and or constantly repeating that thought in your mind. The Law exists whether you believe it or not and it’s all around us whether we realize it or not. Ever hear someone say, “Don’t be so negative, you’ll attract more negativity”, it’s not just a saying or theory, it’s the law of attraction they’re speaking of. It’s existed in all cultures, religions and scientific circles for thousands of years. Whether you’re praying to God, mother Earth, the universe or whatever your personal beliefs are, you’re doing the same thing, you’re invoking the Law of Attraction. Ever hear the phrase, “Thank your lucky stars” ? you’re thanking the Universe for something that has been granted to you. What about you religious folks, does this sound familiar ?

 “Whatever Ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive” – Matthew 21:22 or ” What things soever ye desire, when ye pray,believe that you receive them, and ye shall have them” – Mark 11:24

The Law exists in every walks of life, and it doesn’t care if you’re thinking or wanting something good or bad, it cannot distinguish good intentions or thoughts from the bad ones, it only responds to what you’re thinking and concentrating on. Which is why it’s important to understand that whatever thoughts or wishes you put out into the universe “will” come back to you, hence the saying, “what goes around comes around”.

Many sceptics out there will argue that surely no one can believe in this “Law” and expect to be rightfully respected or become successful by living their lives according to this foolish theory, well, people like Dr Martin Luther King Jr, Abraham Lincoln, Socrates, Plato, Isaac Newton, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Albert Einstein might disagree, they were all students to the Law of Attraction.

So in closing, the message I bring to you is that whether you believe in the Law of Attraction or not, just be positive, be grateful for all your blessings, be peaceful, at peace with everything and everyone around you, try to LOVE as much as you can, and the universe will make it so that you can keep feeling that way while receiving that which you have graciously and faithfully asked for.

Wilfred Is Not Just Original, It’s Iconic !

Posted in Television on July 15, 2012 by i Elect Dialect

In recent years the TV network FX has stepped up their game in providing us with original and entertainingly clever hit shows like Archer, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, American Horror Story and more recently Louie, Anger Management (starring Charlie Sheen) and Brand X (starring Russell Brand). There is one show however, that has captivated the audience and stood out above the rest after only one season, and that show is Wilfred.

Wilfred started as a short film which received rave reviews after its screening at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. It’s co-creator Jason Gann (who plays Wilfred) starred in the original Australian TV series in 2005. Now that the series has been revamped for American television Jason serves not only as the starring role of Wilfred himself but also as writer and executive producer as well.

So for those unfamiliar with the show asking, “What is Wilfred, the show, about?” Well, get ready, here we go, and try to keep up.

The show starts in season one with Ryan (Elijah Wood) typing his suicide letter because of how dissatisfied he is with his life. A failure as a lawyer, no love life and disappointment to his family seems to be enough for him to end it all. He drinks more pills mixed with nyquil (and God knows what else) than any human should be able to withstand, yet he lives? Moments later he responds to a knock on his door, it’s his new neighbor Jenna (Fiona Gubelmann) who instantly steals his heart. She asks him if he could please watch her dog for a few hours, to which he replies with an ecstatic “YES”. What happens next is creativity and originality personified, a man walks through Ryan’s front door wearing a dog suit. As it turns out while the whole world sees Wilfred as a dog, Ryan sees him as a man in a dog suit who he quickly talks and relates to. They develop a bond and special friendship through their love of marijuana, music and Matt Damon movies.

What’s so different and refreshing about this comedic masterpiece of a show are the layers of psychological and moral lessons which are subconsciously sent out to the viewers. Behind the witty and laugh out loud one liners and randomness of each episode there is a lesson to be learned. The greatest aspect to this show is the fact that it always leaves the viewers guessing. Is Wilfred a figment of Ryan’s imagination? Did the pills give Ryan brain damage and Wilfred is the result of it? Is Ryan actually in some sort of comatose state where all of this is taking place in his subconcious mind?  We can all speculate but no one knows for sure, and this is what keeps us coming back for more. Every episode drops a hint as to what is real and what isn’t which is why we must pay close attention (talk about drawing the audience in).

There’s one thing we can be sure about, with a cast like the one they have, Jason Gann, Elijah Wood, Fiona Gubelmann, Dorian Brown among others as well as a multitude of guest stars like Robin Williams, Dwight Yokam, Rashida Jones, Chris Klein, Rob Riggle, Mary Steenburgen and many more along with the originality and creative geniuses like Executive producer David Zuckerman and Casting Director Dorie Zuckerman this show is destined to become iconic to say the least.

I Am in Love with the Yankees, Not Baseball ?

Posted in Sports on June 24, 2012 by i Elect Dialect

After a conversation with my brother in law (who’s a big time baseball fanatic) I came to the realization that I am in love with the New York Yankees, not baseball. During that conversation he noticed that while he was mentioning different teams and players I would only talk about the Yankees. He asked me if the Braves would be playing the Mets would I sit in front of the tv and watch the game, to which I replied of course not ! That’s when he said to me, “You my friend are not a fan of the game of baseball, you are a fan of Yankee baseball“. He went on to say that a true fan of the sport will watch any game, not just those of their prefered team. I came to terms with his words and have accepted them as being true, unfortunately. After months of contemplating and dwelling on the reason for this loss for my love of America’s favorite past time it was clear to me that it was due to how much the game has changed, in a negative sense.

As a 5 year old kid in Passaic, New Jersey, my mom would sit me in front of the tv to watch Yankee baseball on WPIX Channel 11 (or 11 Alive, as it was called back then) and it was magical. Growing up watching guys like Ron Guidry, Catfish Hunter, Goose Gossage, Thurman Munson, Bucky Dent, and even later on, players like Steve Balboni, Dave Winfield, Willie Randolph, Ricky Henderson, and more recently Paul Oneal and Tino Martinez.

It was a time when baseball was 65% a game and 35% a business or politics, not the other way around. Players were real players, you were good or you weren’t. Performance enhancing drugs existed, but was not dictating the game or the records that players could reach or break. You were good, or you weren’t ! Not to point any fingers but people like Mark Maguire, Sammy Sosa and Barry Bonds in my eyes helped drive the final nail in the coffin of baseball’s purity. I believe it was then that I decided to be exclusively interested only in Yankee baseball. I guess they still represented to me the innocence, honesty and dignity of the baseball from yesteryear. It’s true that even the Yanks weren’t immune to the steroid plague (Roger Clemens and supposedly Alex Rodriguez) but there has always been a certain discipline, tradition and style in which they have always persevered and achieved greatness the old fashioned way, the way it was meant to be, with good ol’ blood, sweat and tears. Maybe that’s why they’re envied and or hated so much.

I do believe there still is hope in the likes of “real” players like Jim Thome, Curtis Granderson, Miguel Cabrera, Matt Kemp and David Robertson just to name a few.

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So in closing, maybe I have lost a little hope in baseball (for now), but I will always love my Yankees for the rest of my life, and I’m content with that.

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