Jim Carrey’s Explanation of Depression Will Take Your Breath Away
As one of the best comedians in the world and judging by his very uplifting and cheerful character, Jim Carrey didn’t leave us with any hints before that he also struggled by depression and has been through a heavy, complicated period in his life. Usually people who shine so bright and literally light up the world like he does, they are left with something or little amount of light for themselves.
We all have seen a lot of videos of Jim Carrey now, witnessing such an incredible transformation of him. While some people still consider him to be “crazy” for being an honest individual and living his best version of life, a life by his own terms, Jim Carrey is wise enough to be aware about the things that really matter in life and not be afraid to be who he is. He had battled depression for a very long time in his life, and he knows the struggle too well.
You may have heard him speak about his depression and how he dealt with it, describing as persona who chose to live into. His definition of self and ego makes a strong point that we are mostly used to believe what we think we are and what we let us define ourselves to be. He found out through hardships in life that there’s a little thing to do with the person who you think you are. The higher self has nothing or so little to do with the self you know, which he describes it as ego.
He says that we should think of depression as a “deep rest” and we are aware that a lot of people may disagree now, but everyone deals with things differently and understands things the way their spirit needs to understand. The fact it, getting to the point of awareness gives us a different path to the Universal truth about ourselves, the only difference is how our minds and spirit understands it, and how do we translate this to the people around us.
“People talk about depression all the time. The difference between depression and sadness is sadness is just from happenstance—whatever happened or didn’t happen for you, or grief, or whatever it is. Depression is your body saying f*ck you, I don’t want to be this character anymore, I don’t want to hold up this avatar that you’ve created in the world. It’s too much for me.” – Jim Carrey