All It Takes Is One Person

To the youth of America:

All it takes is one person.

The nature of reality is such that your determination can send tremors into the farthest regions of the universe.

It is your universe, to create as you please.  Never mind what anyone has told you up to this point.  The world is your mirror.  Project onto that mirror what you dream of in your most private heart.

But your dream must include others, even those you despise.  Gandhi got to that point, which is why he could move the levers of the world.

The Buddha & The Dream of AmericaThe universe around you is your own selfsame life.  Mould it.  What you envision in your heart, with immense effort, will be reflected in everything that comes into vision and being around you.

Never mind that no one supports you, that no one participates in your dream.  The universe and all its forces will only come to you when you have weathered storms and gales of doubt and come to the point of needing nothing and no one.

Be a dreamer.  Build everything brick by brick. Build it within your life, your commitment, your perseverance, your compassion, your unflagging effort.  Never give up.  If you never give up, you will never be defeated.  To never give up is to achieve ultimate victory.

The universe is with you, urging you always on.  The test is whether you can persevere, whether you can hold your heart forever on course.

No matter what anyone says, live out your dreams.


Traveling to a New AmericaJames Hilgendorf is a filmmaker, speaker, poet, and the author of ten non-fiction books that are opening the way to t a new vision of ourselves, a new dream of America, a new religion for the world.  This year, he is traveling to towns and cities all across America, meeting people, giving talks and readings, and holding discussions about the future of America – all under the banner of “Traveling to a New America“.

Follow the journey on Facebook.

To arrange talks, contact the author.

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