Jim Carrey is a spiritual man. Over the years, Carrey has advocated for the practice of transcendental meditation, which has been championed by several major figures in the film industry, such as David Lynch. In addition, he has been a staunch believer in the ‘law of attraction’ since the beginning of his career.
A product of the New Thought movement, the ‘law of attraction’ hypothesises that positive thoughts generate positive experiences and vice versa. While there’s no scientific backing to these claims, some followers of New Thought belief systems (including Carrey) claim that focusing on positive thoughts have improved their quality of life.
During a conversation with Oprah in 1997, Carrey revealed that he practised visualising techniques. He said: “I would visualise having directors interested in me and people that I respected saying, ‘I like your work’, and I would visualise things coming to me that I wanted … and I had nothing at that time, but it just made me feel better.”
Believers of the ‘law of attraction’ practise routine visualising techniques where they try to think of the things they want in life. According to the philosophy behind the techniques, focusing your mental energy on your objectives will lead to their fulfilment in the external world. As an exercise, Carrey wrote himself a $10 million cheque before he achieved success, and he later buried it with his father.