Leah Berenson
Leah Berenson
March 10, 2024 ·  2 min read

Jim Carrey Explains How He Began His Spiritual Journey

Who really am I? Why am I here? What is the meaning of life? For millennia, people have desired to answer these questions in hopes of giving substance to their lives. While some people believe they have succeeded in finding the ever-elusive truth, others give up before they even start.

In recent years, despite all the tension, conflict and hate, the world seems to be simmering to a roaring boil of awakening. However, if we were to ask you who one of the most popular people is right now in spiritual circles, would you have an answer?

Most people would probably guess someone like spiritual guru Eckhart Tolle or His Holiness Dalai Lama, but you would be wrong. In fact, the individual who many perceive as one of the spiritually aware is… Jim Carrey.

Yes, the Canadian comedian and actor from movies such as The Mask, Bruce Almighty, The Truman Show, and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Quite honestly, it’s surprising (and refreshing) to hear about Hollywood stars who have chosen to use their name and fame for the betterment of the world.

For more than a decade now, Jim Carrey has given commencement speeches, spoken at spiritual awakening conferences, and started sharing deeply emotional artwork. Whether you like him or not, his story has resonated with tons of people.

Jim Carrey’s “Awakening” Experience

At the Inaugural GATE Event (Global Alliance for Transformational Entertainment), Carrey shared his encounter with authentic awakening, a talk that has impacted the lives of millions of people. After much seeking and studying, Carrey describes waking up and suddenly “getting it.” Vague, we know. But he continues, solemnly yet humorously: [1]

“I understood, suddenly, how thought was just 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 thought, who is it that’s aware that I’m thinking?

And suddenly, I was thrown into this expansive, amazing feeling of freedom – from myself, from my problems. I saw that I was bigger than what I do, I was bigger than my body, I was everything and everyone. I was no longer a fragment of the universe; I was the universe.

And ever since that day, I’ve been trying to get back there. *Crowd Laughs* It comes and it goes. It’s like a 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!”

As if that wasn’t enough to wrap your mind around, there’s one short video so filled with golden nuggets of wisdom that we needed to share it with all of you!

The Meaning: A Life-Changing Message to Mankind

In the candid 4-minute video below titled “The Meaning,” Carrey embraces vulnerability and shares who and what inspired him to become an actor-comedian, and what he has learned along the way

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