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One of the Greatest Speeches Ever | Jim Carrey

uh you know i used to imitate uh the carol burnett show at the time when i was a kid i used to imitate tim conway shoveling and going over here you know all that stuff so that was my childhood was carol burnett i got a letter back from hollywood it was like the greatest day of my life that's incredible everything went into slow motion [Music] like that it's just ideas they're just ideas you know the only thing that separates you from an african american or an african canadian is an idea difference between depression and sadness sadness is just you know from happenstance whatever happened or didn't happen for you and depression is your body saying you i don't want to be this character anymore but i didn't freak out you know i used that time to eat a large meal connect with someone special on tinder because life doesn't happen to you it happens for you how do i know this i don't but i'm making sound and that's the important thing that's what i'm here to do sometimes i think that's the only thing that's important really you know it's just letting each other know we're here reminding each other that we're part of a larger self i used to think jim carrey is all that i was just a flickering light a dancing shadow the great nothing masquerading is something you can name shelter in caves and foxholes dug out hastily and archer searching for his target in the mirror wounded only by my own arrows begging to be enslaved pleading for my chains blinded by longing and tripping over paradise i cannot be contained because i'm the container you can't contain the container man you can't contain the container i used to believe that who i was ended at the edge of my skin that i had been given this little vehicle called a body from which to experience creation and though i couldn't have asked for a sportier model it was after all a loner and would have to be returned [Music] then i learned that everything outside the vehicle was part of me too and now i drive a convertible it does allow you to separate who you truly are and what's real from the stories that run through your head you have given that them the ability to walk behind the mind's elaborate set decoration and to see that there's a huge difference between a dog that is going to eat you in your mind and an actual dog that is going to eat you you are the vanguard of knowledge and consciousness a new wave in a vast ocean of possibilities on the other side of that door there's a world starving for new ideas new leadership i've been out there for 30 years she's a wild cat she'll rub up against your leg and purr until you pick her up and start petting her and then out of nowhere she'll swatch in the face it can be rough out there but that's okay because there's soft-serve ice cream with sprinkles i guess that's what i'm really trying to say here today sometimes it's okay to eat your feelings now fear is going to be a player in your life but you get to decide how much you can spend your whole life imagining ghosts worrying about the pathway to the future but all there will ever be is what's happening here and the decisions we make in this moment which are based in either love or fear so many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality [Music] what we really want seems impossibly out of reach and ridiculous to expect so we never dare to ask the universe for it i'm saying i'm the proof that you can ask the universe for it my father could have been a great comedian but he didn't believe that that was possible for him and so he made a conservative choice instead he got a safe job as an accountant and when i was 12 years old he was let go from that safe job and our family had to do whatever we could to survive i learned many great lessons from my father not the least of which was that you can fail at what you don't want so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love i watched the effect of my father's love and humor and how it altered the world around me and i thought that's something to do that's something worth my time it wasn't long before i started acting up you know people would come over to the house and they'd be greeted by a seven-year-old throwing himself down a large flight of stairs they would say what happened and i would say i don't know let's check the replay i'd go back to the top of the stairs and come back down in slow motion it was a very strange household my father used to brag that i wasn't a ham i was the whole pig and he treated my talent as if it was his second chance [Music] when i was about 28 after a decade as a professional comedian i realized one night in l.a that the purpose of my life had always been to free people from concern just like my dad and when i realized this i dubbed my new devotion the church of freedom from concern the church of ffc you guys are so ahead of the game you already know who you are and that piece that peace that we're after lies somewhere beyond personality beyond the perception of others beyond invention and disguise even beyond effort itself you can join the game fight the wars play with form all you want but to find real peace you have to let the armor go your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world [Music] don't let anything stand in the way of the light that shines through this form risk being seen in all of your glory not big enough this painting is big for a reason it's called high visibility it's about picking up the light and daring to be seen here's the tricky part everyone is attracted to the light the party host up at the top who thinks unconsciousness is bliss and is always offering to drink from the bottles that empty you misery below her [Music] despises the light can't stand when you're doing well wishes you nothing but the worst the queen of diamonds under him needs a king to build her house of cards and the hollow one down bottom there will cling to your leg and say please don't leave me behind for i have abandoned myself even those who are closest to you most in love with you the people you love most in the world will find clarity confronting at times this painting took me thousands of hours to complete and when i was finished thank you thousands of hours yes i'll never get them back i've often said that i wish people could realize all their dreams and wealth and fame and so that they could see that it's not where you're going to find your sense of completion like many of you i was concerned about going out into the world and doing something bigger than myself until someone smarter than myself made me realize that there is nothing bigger than myself my soul is not contained within the limits of my body my body is contained within the limitlessness of my soul one unified field one unified field of nothing dancing for no particular reason except maybe to comfort and entertain itself the imagination is always manufacturing scenarios both good and bad and the ego tries to keep you trapped in the multiplex of the mind our eyes ar

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