We all know the super funny and successful comedian Jim Carrey. But did you know that he is a devoted meditator and believer in the power of meditation?
I can find no clear facts about when Jim Carrey started meditating, but in this 2006 clip from “60 Seconds” you can see his favorite meditation spot “where I hang out with Buddha and Krishna, and… you know, all those guys”.
He is a follower of the Transcendental Meditation tradition, and is very open about his newfound spiritual life.
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It seems he still mixes his spiritual life with fun and humor, as this story by Daily Mail reports:
“The 51-year-old apparently made a break from the Maharishi University of Management – which was was founded by spiritual guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi 40 years ago – for a trip to Burger King, where he bumped into a local high school baseball team reeling from a tough loss.”
He recently (May 2004) gave the commencement address to Maharishi University of Management’s class of 2014 – which got a lot of publicity and has, to this date, over 2 and a half million views.
He was introduced as:
“The funniest man on earth. A perfomer of legendary comic genius. A childrens book author of profound depth. An individual of enormous compassion, who is doing so much to make our world a better place. The great Jim Carrey”.
I am not sure how to describe the speech itself, other than being jam packed with both sagely wisdom, hilarious wit and great depth.
Here is just one of many marvelous gems from Jim Carrey’s speech:
“Like many of you, I was concerned about going into the world and doing something bigger than myself. Until someone smarter than myself made me realize that there is nothing bigger than myself.”
– Jim Carrey
I’d love for you to see the full speech yourself.
And here it is, in it’s full glory (hope you enjoy it):
What do you think? A big surprise to see Jim Carrey speak like that, and not just be a comedian? Please comment below.
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