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“perseverance”

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 [...]

Dreams & Reality/Traveling to a New America

Tweet Port Costa, California. A ghost town, population about 200, once a burgeoning wheat shipping port on the Carquinez Strait, north of San Francisco.  Weekends it’s a gathering place for bikers and tourists. A POEM FOR TODAY: Dreams die, too. They can grow to an enchanting vividness, flowers in bloom, then in the next instant, [...]

Dream Big

Tweet When things look blackest, keep going! Victory always hinges on perseverance, when everything seems lost, when dreams seem to go up in smoke, when you are too tired to take the next step. Keep faith in yourself.  Remain true to your dreams.  Life is testing your resolve. A dream connected to a larger dream, [...]

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.  [...]

Dream Big

Tweet When things look blackest, keep going! Victory always hinges on perseverance, when everything seems lost, when dreams seem to go up in smoke, when you are too tired to take the next step. Keep faith in yourself.  Remain true to your dreams.  Life is testing your resolve. A dream connected to a larger dream, [...]

Move The Universe With The Levers Of Your Heart

Tweet So many of us are struggling to give expression to our dreams.  But doubts get in our way. Believe in yourself!  This is still the way through. Until our confidence and faith in ourselves and unrelenting action overcome the negativity in our minds, the universe around us – our universe – will not respond, [...]