carrey on.

If you’ve been paying attention to shows like ‘Oprah’ and her ‘Super Soul Sunday’ series, you probably know that funnyman Jim Carrey has become the newest face of success for those seeking spiritual fulfillment via his lessons on following dreams and living one’s true nature. Here are two of my favorite quotes from a keynote speech of his at a recent Maharishi University commencement ceremony:

“You can fail at what you don’t want so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.”

“You will only ever have two choices: love or fear. Choose love and don’t ever let fear turn you against your playful heart.”

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miles of insight.

It just so happens that these two quotes came up on my planner on the day that I was planning to see the new Don Cheadle movie Miles Ahead:

MILES DAVIS

“Don’t play what’s there. Play what’s not there.”

“Do not fear mistakes. There are none.”

enter the dragon.

For this week’s post o’ wisdom, here are two from Bruce Lee (no introduction needed!):

“Practice makes perfect. After a long time of practicing, our work will become natural, skillful, swift and steady.”

“Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending in the wind.”

african gems.

I missed last week’s wisdom post, so I’m doubling up this week with a pair each from renowned and respected African statesmen KWAME NKRUMAH (Ghana) and NELSON MANDELA (South Africa):

KWAME NKRUMAH

“Thought without practice is empty; and action without thought is blind.”

“Revolutions are brought about by men, by men who think as men of action and act as men of thought.”

NELSON MANDELA

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.”

“There is no passion to be found playing small–in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”