May flowers, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day…May is a pretty eventful month. May also kicks off the traditional graduation season–and that means even more speeches!
So for today’s Monday Motivation, listen to this minute-long clip from actor Jim Carrey. The clip is a portion of his 2014 commencement address at the Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa.
You spend your whole life–imagining ghosts, worrying about the pathway to the future–but all there will ever be is what’s happening here, and the decisions we make in this moment, which are based in either love or fear. –Jim Carrey
Embrace the day–and the week–with love!
Welcome to the week.
President Obama addressed the nation from the Oval Office last night in the wake of last week’s shootings in San Bernardino, California.
My takeaway for today, and this week: Beyond the contours of our foreign and domestic policy (and make no mistake, the issues are as serious as they are complex) we must remember to aspire to our best selves, especially in the face of fear and uncertainty.
Let’s make sure we never forget what makes us exceptional. Let’s not forget that freedom is more powerful than fear. –President Barack Obama