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Comedian Jim Carrey may be known for his hilarious antics, but he's serious about the lessons in A New Earth. "Eckhart's philosophy is basically about the idea that the present moment is all that we have," he says. "It's all there is and all there ever will be."

Before reading Eckhart's first best-seller, The Power of Now, and his latest work, Jim says he would waste hours trapped in the movement of his own thoughts.

"Sometimes I've spent two hours of my day thinking about one person I resent and going through orations and [thinking], 'If he ever says this, I'll say that,'" Jim says. "I find myself now, when I get caught up in something like that, becoming conscious suddenly and going, 'Oh, wait, I'm here. I'm not with that person right now. I'm creating things that don't even exist.' It's useless. It's time badly spent."
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FROM: A New Earth Phenomenon: An Hour That Can Change Your Life
Published on June 09, 2008

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