MUM believes that the individual is the unit of society as well as the instrument for change at the social level. Studies have shown that practicing TM reduces stress, improves integrated brain functioning, increases creativity, intelligence, learning, and focusing ability. These are only a couple of the reasons why every student and faculty member practice TM on campus.
That being said, Jim Carrey recognized his audience and was able to implement some refreshing Ayurvedic jokes and crack his audience up with sophisticated spiritual metaphors. This commencement address was as real as they come, complete with an enormous, schizophrenic black-light painting that took Carrey "thousands of hours to complete."
Jim Carrey makes it really clear that he's been on a consciousness trip. This isn't just talk coming from the teachings of his buddy Eckhart Tolle, this is 5-MeO-DMT type of talk that Carrey manages to comedically upload into this graduation space. Leave it to the Pet Detective trickster to shine some valuable light on what life is about. It makes you wonder if Ace Ventura, aside from hunting down a white bat and licking a plate of guano, wasn't also ingesting Ibogaine with the tribal heads in Gabon.
My father could've 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 is that you can fail at doing what you don't want, so you might as well take a chance at doing what you love. (11:30)
The effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is. (13:52)
Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. (15:58)
My soul is not contained within the limits of my body, my body is contained within my limitlessness of my soul... One unified field of nothing, dancing for no particular reason, except maybe to comfort and entertain itself. (19:50)
As far as I can tell it's just about letting the universe know what you want, and working toward it, while letting go of how it comes to pass. (23:22)
This Jim Carrey blog wouldn't really be complete without the funny scenes in Ace Ventura 2. So, here it is. Enjoy.