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You may not expect the mastermind behind “Wayne’s World” and “Austin Powers” to spend his free time contemplating enlightenment. But, Mike Myers has a deep interest in Eastern philosophy and he has connected on multiple occasions with Dr. Deepak Chopra, the famed author, physician, and alternative-medicine advocate.
In a video uploaded to YouTube (above), Chopra asked Myers about how he started studying Eastern philosophy. Myers explained that his father’s life philosophy had a profound impact. Myers summed up this philosophy: “Everything’s going to be OK, let’s go have fun.”
In another video, Myers explained: “Everything that I’ve read would suggest that enlightenment is lightening up—traveling lightly, not being so attached to things.”
He described his father as “super funny, super silly.”
His father died in 1991. Myers’ first hit movie, “Wayne’s World,” which he wrote and starred in, came out in 1992. The person he’d most want to see his success wasn’t around to see it. He started searching for spiritual philosophies and came across Chopra’s books.
Chopra said of Myers: “It’s very unusual to find an artist who’s also so well versed in the understanding of consciousness.”
In another clip, Myers enters Chopra’s office and is amazed to see a picture-card with an Indian god on it on Chopra’s wall. Myers pulled the exact same card out of his backpack.
Chopra explained that materialists would dismiss this as a chance occurrence, but Chopra calls it synchronicity.
He said: “There’s a deeper significance to it, because in the deeper domain everything is inseparably correlated with everything else.”