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Jim Carrey In Commencement Speech: 'Choose Love' And 'Do Beautiful Things'

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Actor Jim Carrey wishes more people could realize "all their dreams and wealth and fame," just so they "could see that it’s not where they’re gonna find their sense of completion."

Carrey told this to graduates last weekend at the commencement ceremony for Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa. All students at the school practice Transcendental Meditation, something Carrey does as well.

"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," Carrey said. " My soul is not contained within the limits of my body, my body is contained within the limitlessness of my soul.”

Carrey is best known as a comedic actor starring in everything from "In Living Color," "Ace Ventura" and "Dumb & Dumber" to more recent films like "Bruce Almighty" and "Kick Ass 2."

Carrey is also the author of children's books and founder of The Better U Foundation, which addresses global food security and helps rice farmers earn a better living.

“Now fear is going to be a player in life, but you get to decide how much," Carrey told graduates. "You can spend your whole life imagining ghosts, worrying about the pathway to the future, but all it will ever be is what’s happening here, the decisions in that 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. What we really want seems impossibly out of reach and ridiculous to expect, so we never dare to ask the universe for it."

Carrey added: "You are ready and able to do beautiful things in this world, and as you walk through those doors today, you will only have two choices: love or fear. Choose love, and don’t ever let fear turn you against your playful heart."

Carrey also included a joke that was sure to connect with Iowans at the rural college.

"I'm here to plant a seed today," Carrey said. "A seed that will inspire you to move forward in life with enthusiastic hearts and a clear sense of wholeness. The question is, will that seed have a chance to take root, or will I be sued by Monsanto."

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