Funny man Jim Carrey is probably best known for his comedic roles in the movies although I found some recent footage where he talks about thoughts and intentions in regards to Eckhart Tolle’s teachings.
Jim Carrey as you have never seen him before. His honest, candid, humble self discussing openly his life-long pursuit for meaning and purpose, his encounters with Awakening and his optimistic view of the emerging “New Earth.” source: eckhart tolle tv
Below this video is a transcription of his speech. These words are powerful to read as well as listen to and recommend that you read and watch this as many times as you need to get the message he is relaying.
Recorded at the 2009 Inaugural GATE Event (Global Alliance for Transformational Entertainment) Video was Shot and Produced by Eckhart Tolle TV.
Thoughts and Intentions by Jim Carrey
A few months ago after knowing Eckhart Tolle for a while and studying his books, I woke up and I suddenly got it. I understood how thought was an illusory thing and how thought is responsible for if not all, most of the suffering we experience.
And then, I suddenly felt like I was looking at these thoughts from another perspective and I wondered – Who is it that is aware that I’m thinking?
Suddenly I was thrown into this expansive, amazing feeling of freedom. Freedom from myself. Freedom from my problems. I saw that I was bigger than what I do. Bigger than my body. I was everything and everyone. I was no longer a fragment of the Universe, I was the Universe.
Ever since that day, I’ve been trying to get back there
It’s like riding a wave. Sometimes I’m on. Sometimes I’m off. But at least I know where I want to go and I want to take as many people with me as I possibly can because the feeling is amazing!
It’s our intention. Intention is everything. Nothing happens on this planet without it. Not one single thing has ever been accomplished without intention.
So, I started thinking about my life and this conference and what we’re about.
I looked back and I thought – “Well, I was two people my whole life. I was in the living room entertaining people… being a monkey… doing my thing for the company and trying to relieve my mother who was suffering. She had rheumatoid arthritis and everything under the sun was nagging at her to be free. I wanted her to realise that her life was worth something because she’d given birth to someone who’s worth something.
Then, I would go into my room and sit with a legal pad. I was a little kid and I would be there and I would try and figure out what it meant and what it was all about.
Why are we here?
What is this?
One day I read something from Buddha that said – “All spirituality is about relieving suffering.”
I suddenly realised that is what I’m doing in the other room. I’m aligned! My purpose is aligned with this so I felt incredibly lucky.
I lose sight of this all the time. I get caught up in different concerns and ego concerns but I’m so lucky to be part of this community and to do something that is of value.
WOW!! How powerful is that? When I first discovered this video, it took me a few days to really get his words. I watched it over and over again. Obviously it made an impression on me so I had to share it with you.
Our thoughts are the reason everything happens whether they are good or bad. You are the conductor of your own train on the tracks of life and you are strong enough to go places you want to go. Don’t let a little hill stop you – choose the reality you wish to create, not the one you’re afraid might occur.
Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth is the book that Jim Carrey’s speech is based on. There are mixed reviews about the book. The only opinion that counts though is yours. I’d love to hear your ideas and how Jim Carrey’s thoughts and intentions sit with you.