It’s not a secret anymore. Manny Ramirez loves reading self-help book "The Secret"


You always hear about “Manny being Manny,” but who is Manny Ramirez really? Well, here’s a little tidbit about the Red Sox outfielder that you might not know: Manny is totally into Manny being the best Manny that Manny can be.

It’s all about inner peace with Ramirez nowadays. He’s into yoga and meditation and all-around relaxation of the mind, body and soul. Oddly enough, he’s even turning to self-help books like Rhonda Byrne’s The Secret because, as stated in the book’s synopsis, “By applying the knowledge of The Secret, they bring to light compelling stories of eradicating disease, acquiring massive wealth, overcoming obstacles, and achieving what many would regard as impossible.”

Yep, Manny is still being Manny.

Everything is possible in life. Hey, whatever you want to be in life, you could be.”

Manny seemed like a new man Thursday, sitting at his locker with a peaceful look and a soft voice in a 10-minute interview with The Associated Press, then taking the inspirational book, “The Secret,” from his shelf and using a pink highlighter to mark passages.

“Hey, you’re the architect of your life,” he said. “Let me tell you something. We’ve got so much bad stuff inside, it’s up to us to make the best of it.” …

Now he’s engrossed in “The Secret.”

“It’s about life. It’s good. You should read it. Go and buy it,” he advised a reporter. “Sometimes you go and read a book and that person who wrote it, all his experience that he got in 50 years, you get in one day if you read a book.”

Nearby, Ramirez’s buddy, David Ortiz, said Ramirez hasn’t changed much as a person – just a laid-back, friendly man who sometimes simply prefers not talking with reporters. But Big Papi has seen a change in Ramirez’s interests.

“He’s taking some meditation class now. He thinks that might help him to get his spirit going around so he can go to different places,” Ortiz said with a look that indicated he’s not convinced. “Some crazy stuff, you know how it is.

“Manny fools people. Manny does a lot of things that people don’t think he would normally do, but he’s got his own program.

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[Kentucky.com]: Sox slugger Ramirez discusses life

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  1. anonymous | Mar 14, 2008 | Reply

    The Secret — In the spirit of open-minded discussion, I ask that anyone interested in Rhonda Byrne’s dvd/book project, The Secret, consider another perspective: http://www.thesecretantidote.com. With this web site I am clearly registering my objections and concerns about The Secret, but I have done so with the intent to be fair in my critique. Whether you believe in the absolute power of “the law of attraction,” or are a skeptic, I hope you will take a look. Thank you. Thom Rutledge / http://www.thesecretantidote.com

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