"If you aren't in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret." ~ Jim Carrey
When I think of a great Buddhist teacher, Jim Carrey isn’t the first to come to mind.
But in a new video, he shares an important lesson he's learned: it’s totally pointless to spend our whole lives creating and curating some specific identity for ourselves.
This is all ego: desiring to be important, to be someone, to matter. In reality, this grasping at a singular identity brings us only pain and suffering, for three main reasons. One, it introduces a separation between us and all other beings that dishonors our inherent, interconnected nature. Two, it deludes us into thinking that things are not supposed to change—that we are not supposed to change. Three, it leads us away from resting in our own basic goodness, as it makes us feel that we aren’t enough just as we are, right now.
The antidote to this suffering is... Read the rest (and watch the video!) on elephantjournal.com: "Jim Carrey Explains Depression in the Best Way I've ever Heard." (link in bio!)
"If we pick and choose who we love then our love is rooted in selfishness. If we love openly then it can include all the world and will be in never-ending supply." ~ Mike Medaglia on Elephant Journal.
Click the link in our bio to read, "People We Don’t Want to Love."
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Somehow he has given her the will to love again. She doesn't understand it, and gets stuck when she tries to explain it. Apathy has guarded her heart for so long, she was almost afraid she had forgotten how to feel at all, now she feels everything she thought she lost forever through whatever connection this is she feels. And then there is the need, it's not the same it once was. It's a need she has never known before. And the fact that she needs at all has stopped her dead in her tracks, like a deer caught in the headlights. She refuses to need anyone anymore, at lest she did before him. She's looking around and wondering to herself, just where the hell her walls went, and inviting him in at the same time, not giving a damn about the same, while wondering just how crazy she is to be feeling it all towards the familiar soul she hasn't even meet yet... .
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they feed us, provide us with clothes, & a place to live. & that is all. but when the talk, we wish the wouldn't for it hurts far too much. // i hope you enjoyed this piece. feedback is always welcomed.