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The Heart of a Lion

Tweet Death is the failure to unleash the power of your own life.  Death is the stifling of your voice. Dreams incubate in the inner realm of our mind, crying for expression, one after the other, seeking a tongue, seeking to paint the universe beyond in the colors and drama of our own mind. Life [...]

All It Takes Is One Person

Tweet 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 [...]

Forerunners of the Great American Dream: Helen Keller

Tweet Born on June 27, 1880, in Tuscumbia, Alabama, Helen Keller was a normal child, until, at age 19 months, she contracted an illness which left her both blind and deaf for the rest of her life. After several terrible, lonely years, she met her lifelong teacher, Anne Sullivan, who, through immense patience, guided Helen [...]

Barriers Are Here To Make Us Grow

Tweet Today I came across a very tiny yellow flower that had somehow lodged its roots into a slim crack in the sidewalk concrete. What a lovely flower!  Shining, effervescent, a bold venturer where no other flower would go. All alone, yet seeming to care nothing for that fact.  Enough simply to be. There are [...]

An Unconquerable Spirit

Tweet Life is not what you were brought up to imagine. Life is an incredible journey, meant, at each turn of the road, to encourage in you the makings of a star. Each one of us has this potential.  Life has no favorites, though it seems to our blind eyes that fortune favors only a [...]

America is One Person

Tweet America is one person. America is not the crowd.  America is not a hundred million people. America has never been more than one person. That person can rule the universe, and send shockwaves of change across the plains and mountains and seashores, and loose mega-nuclear explosions of light and understanding reverberating through the bones [...]

Dream Big

Tweet Dreams die, too. They can grow to an enchanting vividness, flowers in bloom, then in the next instant, go up in smoke. We awaken.  Harsh, harsh reality. What is required is a constant, unbending vision of the dream.  Let nothing derail our hopes. Our mind is a mirror of our universe.  Our very thoughts, [...]

The Eye of the Storm

Tweet The path of the tornado or hurricane is strewn with debris. But at the eye of the storm is a center of quiet and absolute knowingness. Nothing can stop you.  Keep on. A reading from James Hilgendorf’s new book of poetry and prose, “Time’s Turning”. _______________ James Hilgendorf is a filmmaker, poet, speaker, and [...]

Transformation – Become A Creator

Tweet What is the key to transforming our lives?  Of achieving our dreams? The work is all within. The keys:  Never giving up on yourself.  Utter determination. Resolute action. Everything begins with yourself. A reading from “Forever Here”. _______________ James Hilgendorf is a filmmaker, poet, speaker, and the author of ten non-fiction books that are [...]

Discover New Worlds Within Yourself

Tweet We tend to think about ourselves in certain circumscribed terms. We are this, we are that.  We have certain limits, so far and no farther. We may dream of a different life, but reality drags us down.  How much can we expand ourselves to match our dreams? Everything starts and ends with the moment.  [...]