From early on we are told to dream big, set lofty goals, and shoot for the stars, but as we become “adults” (very loose term these days) those same thoughts that were placed in us are quickly stomped out by the same voices that put them in. “You have to be real, you’ll never have that kind of job, you’ never live there” and so on. So painfully we die inside and subject ourselves to a less than ideal set of circumstances, because, well, that’s just the way that it is, and those long-lusted passions and goals turn into mere daydreams as we trudge through the daily grind. But what if they weren’t sent out to pasture to die a painful death of boredom and mundanity? What if we really could make those goals/dreams/aspirations come true?
The concept of intentional living (not to be confused with the intentional living that deals with being intentional and genuine with people you interact with…which you should do that too…but I digress) has been something that has been discussed and chased for ages. Having your dreams become a reality. A sort of putting it out to the universe that you want this particular outcome to come to fruition, and watching it unfold is something that is becoming more and more verified with each passing day. Now these have to be realistic goals and hopes. If you are in your 30s and your goal is to land the next Mike Trout sized contract with the Angels, but you haven’t swung a bat since your company’s softball league two years ago, where you rolled your ankle during that awesome dive into third where you were totally safe but that blind and clearly paid off Ump called you out, chances are that it will never happen. That is what is referred to as a pipe dream. But if you put out there that you want to be in the best shape of your life, and have a perfect run in the 90mph batting cage, then that it something that is possible. Same applies for people that “really want to work in this particular field” or “move to this area of the country.” It has been and can be done. This week’s guest on The Malliard Report is an expert in this filed (among many others) and is here to share his thoughts on this, BigFoot, Masons, his awesome tattoos and much more. This week Jim welcomes Mitch Horowitz to the show.
“Mitch Horowitz is a writer-in-residence at the New York Public Library, a lecturer-in-residence at the University of Philosophical Research in Los Angeles, and the PEN Award-winning author of books including Occult America; One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life; Mind as Builder; and the The Miracle Club: How Thoughts Become Reality. Mitch has written on everything from the war on witches to the secret life of Ronald Reagan for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Salon, Time.com, and Politico. The Washington Post says Mitch ‘treats esoteric ideas and movements with an even-handed intellectual studiousness that is too often lost in today’s raised-voice discussions. ‘He is the voice of popular audio books including Alcoholics Anonymous and The Jefferson Bible. Mitch has discussed alternative spirituality on CBS Sunday Morning, Dateline NBC, NPR’S All Things Considered, and throughout the national media. His work has been censored in China.”
Mitch is an absolute fantastic guest and very easily enjoys the quick subject changes that The Malliard Report often provides. He is a wealth of knowledge and has a curiosity for the universe and all the strangeness it has to offer that has been with him since birth. It is highly recommended that you head over to his website mitchhorowitz.com where you can read many of his articles, watch his YouTube videos and follow him on social media. Don’t forget to head over to our great sponsor veriteesapparel.com and get your very own shirt today. For all things, Malliard, visit malliard.com where you can catch up on past shows, contact Jim, and link to his social media @Malliard.