Comic Wisdom

Comic Wisdom

Facebook is such a source of wisdom at times. Recently many people have been posting the link to Jim Carrey's speech at the Maharishi University graduation ceremony.

There are some profound statements in his talk that I want to highlight here. 

"You can fail at what you don't want so you might as well take the chance on doing what you love."

"So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality."

"The effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is."

And last, but not least, a powerful statement about the power of vulnerability:

"To find real peace you have to let the armor go."

My husband and I just finished a 6-week course that made use of a lot of improv techniques and allowed up to practice our stage presence. Jim Carrey is such an inspiring example of infusing a very powerful message with just the right amount of humor. 

I am once again reminded that adults are most able to learn when they can let go of the armor - be at peace - and that laughter is a fantastic way to create a great learning environment.  

How can you incorporate humor into the places in your work place where learning and creativity are most critical?



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