GOOD MORNING WORLD
This morning started like every other day with the exception that t is Saturday and I have no gatherings or meetings or people to see. I have essentially a free day. This in itself is amazing. I started as I did most other days. Got my beverage – today it is coffee, some days it is tea – and headed to the computer to check emails and facebook and scrabble.
As I am scrolling down my facebook page I came to a post that said “What Jim Carrey Explains In 1 Minute Will Change Your Life Forever. Seriously.” Now I am not a big Jim Carrey fan and would have moved quickly on had it this link not been shared by a friend from a past life who is a sweet, very quiet, unassuming and kind lady. I actually hope one day to be able to be with her again. Years ago we had the most delightful day touring a plantation house in Louisiana. I clicked on the link to see what she had shared.
The link took me to a video (1)of Jim Carrey making a graduation speech in 2014 at Maharishi University. I had no idea where that was so of course did a quick wikipedia search. It turns out the University is in Iowa. (2)
Maharishi University of Management (MUM), formerly Maharishi International University, is an American non-profit university located in Fairfield, Iowa. It was founded in 1973 by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and features a “consciousness-based education” system that includes the practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique. Its founding principles include the development of the full potential of the individual, fulfilling economic aspirations while maximizing proper use of the environment and bringing spiritual fulfillment and happiness to humanity.
The university is accredited through the PhD level by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and offers degree programs in art, business, education, communications, mathematical science, literature, physiology & health, Vedic Science and sustainable living.
Interesting search into the credentials of the University. The average cost per student it said was about $16,000 in 2011. With the costs of some schools this appears to be fairly reasonable. You be the judge of its programs.
The speech was what held my interest. I heard what had been shared then went back to hear more. I had a new appreciation of Jim Carrey. Besides his movies, he has written and children’s book (3)and is a painter (4). In fact in his speech he references one of his paintings.
I will not go into all of this. I will simply leave you with the links and a few of his words. Got to say my day has taken a different direction. Has listening to this speech changed my life forever? Who knows. It has impacted my morning for sure.
At this time of graduation and transition for many, it simply seems like a good thing to share.
From the speech……………
“…all there will ever be is what is happening here and the decision we make in this moment based is either love or fear…”
“You cannot fail at what you don’t want so you might as well take a chance at what you love.”
“….the effect you have on others is the most powerful currency there is.”
“Your need for acceptance can make you invisible…..risk being seen.”
“….to find real peace you have to let the armor go…….”
I also liked what he had to say about faith – take a listen it might interest you today.
…..ONWARD TO MORE MISADVENTURE…