Saturday, June 14, 2014

Jim Carey's Commencement Address 2014 (YouTube + MUM) - MUST WATCH VIDEO

Jim Carey - if you like his style - this is a very special 'monologue' - with dashes of seriousness and insight into his beliefs and thinking, and that of the program staff/student he is speaking with. I’ve taken the liberty to provide some of the lines that resonated with me;

1. You can fail at what you don't want - so you might as well do what you love.

2. What talent you have to serve a world’s need is all you have to figure out.

3. The effect you have on others in the most valuable currency there is.

4. Free People of Concern – give the opportunity to others to present themselves to you in their best all the time. However, remember that the reality is that the only one that has to be freed is oneself.

5. The real you and real peace lies beyond personality, beyond the perception of others, beyond invention, even beyond effort itself, your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world – risk being seen in all of your glory.

6. All the dreams, wealth and fame is not where you will find your sense of completion, there is nothing bigger than yourself– "my soul is not contained within the limits of my body – my body is contained within the limitless of my soul."

7. I have a reset button, and I ride that button constantly. Ego is constantly trying to keep you trapped in the multiplex of the mind. Fear is the script and the title is “I’ll never be enough”.

8. How tricky is this ego that it tempts us with the promise of something we already possess?

9. Letting the universe know what you want, working hard towards it, and letting go of how it comes to pass. Open the door in your head, and then when the door appears in real life, just walk through it.

10. I perceive challenges as something beneficial, so that I can deal with them in the most productive way. You come up with your own style – that’s part of the fun.

11. And why not take a chance on ‘faith’ as well. Not religion, not hope, but faith. Hope walks through the fire, and faith leaps over it.

12. In the world, you have two choices, love and fear. Choose love and don’t ever let fear turn you against your playful heart.

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