Speeches of Hyo Jin Moon: Episode 39

Speeches of Hyo Jin Moon 2006-2008
Delivered Sunday at Belvedere Estate in Tarrytown, New York
Hyo Jin Moon Speaks on It Doesn’t Matter How Old You Are, Page 150

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I want to dream what Father dreams. It's very difficult, but I want to dream what Father dreams. I want to believe it too. But my inner mind says that it is going to take some time. I've got to be patient. It'lI take time. It's going to take time to convince Americans. It's going to take time to convince the rest of the world. It's going to take time even in our own situation, just to get all the generations motivated together.

Starting with ourselves, I don't think it's that difficult—if there's a will, if there is some kind of uniform will. I feel there's a problem though, because so many people still want to insert their way of trying to proselytize. Their way of evangelism still has a certain validity even to this day and that's the tragedy. What's important for us is that from Father's blessing we go out to the world using whatever means necessary that gives us the ability to spread the news as fast as we can—clear, concise, and to the point. There is no other way to do that. We must use multimedia. There is no other way because multimedia is so flexible.

It is through communication that we can succeed. It's not just through showing how great we are. We can also educate ourselves about what kind of similarities we have with others. For so long we thought that we were different. But the more that we have in terms of building strength between human relationships, the greater our opportunity, the greater our chance to make something good come out of it. I know that everybody wants to be good in the end.

We should do away with the idea of just saying something to people on the street because in America the time of the 60s is over where you can just talk to some hippie on the street and they'Il say, "Okay, I'll come over." That kind of time is gone. That might have been a unique experience in America, but that's not going to happen anymore. I'm sure a lot of you joined that way. (Laughter.) A lot of the late baby boomers are still into the hippie way of thinking. Okay, more power to you, but that's only an American experience. You don't find that anywhere else.

People know that life is short and that we'll do the best we can. They know that there is law and that law should be absolute. People say that death and taxes are absolute. Yes, the IRS will come after you and the government can harass you down to the letter of every law on the books. Within the bounds of the law the government might be lenient or they can enforce it to the max. That's absolute. If you disobey the law you could be in flight for the rest of your life.

It's like that in America too. There are things that are absolute, but a lot of people don't know that because they live a kind of routine life where they just wake up and go to work and come home and enjoy the weekend. They take off one or two week's vacation. That's just how they live. They don't know anything else. Even in America you have to obey the laws. If you vote, your vote gives absolute power to the people you elect to public office. These people make laws that they feel are right for you and that will get them re-elected. Then they can boast that they did something to help humanity.

That is real. It's absolute. How can we better reach out to people who are important, somebody who has something to give? I wish it could just come naturally. You have to know yourself, and I have to know my limitations, but if it has to be done, you have to do it right? You have to do as much as you can. People that share our beliefs are some dedicated people and I will invest more with bigger stuff.

That's going to take some time. If something can be done like Father says, "Hey do it!" that maybe it can be done in a month, on my own, maybe it will take a few years. That's my limitation, even if we dedicate every resource that I have into it.

I know it's important. I know that's how you're going to change the world. Let's start for real. I don't care what other people say. What better way is there than to hear it from the horse's mouth? You say, "Okay, talk about yourself. Let's talk about our problems. Let's talk about your problems." That's powerful stuff, first-hand information. Having that footage is powerful in a world where you have to compete with communication.  If you become more able and therefore feel more confident, we all benefit. That strength is in us. And if every individual that's dependent on basic information received firsthand accounts, then that would benefit us all. It will help us further our cause, and to make the dream come a little closer to reality. That is the only way where you're going to succeed in America and elsewhere in the world. There is, in my view, no other way.

Anyway, here's another speech and I'm saying the same things over and over again. (Hyo Jin nim laughs.) I say you can never change certain main things. I'm just giving you what I feel from the bottom of.my heart. You know that when it comes to that question, I don't see any other way. I just don't see it. They can try that hocus-pocus stuff on me but I'm not going to change. I can't because I'm a product of it. That's reality, my reality, our reality. That's the bloody reality. Do I like it? Does the stuff that I am constantly bombarded with inspire my spirit? Enlarge my spirit? Mature my spirit? Heck no!

There are many things about it that infuriate me. Does it titillate my intellect? Some of it does. Some of it doesn't. With much of it I get offended and I get concerned because I have young kids growing up. I have to accept it because it is reality. That's about it. It is that important. It affects me that much I know. And I know that it affects you too, just as much. We have to live with that. Let's keep on doing it! Okay? (Yes.)

We need hosts for different age groups and for different specialties. We have to make these things ours. We have to get people involved and bring it to our community so it's not foreign to us. Whether it is science or medicine it doesn't matter. The things that are relevant to your civilization—well, we're going to become familiar with it. It's necessary. I'm not saying we have to be like that. We just have to know what we're dealing with.

Just because you study something doesn't mean that you are it? I live in America. I am accustomed to American culture but I'm not American. Why? Because I choose not to be in many ways. And I'm still a legal alien. I never had a desire to become an American citizen. That's about it. I look at it that way. Not because I hate Americans, I just don't feel the need personally.

I know America is important. I know we have to win here. Why the heck do I need to be American when I have a lot of Americans like you, right Joe? (Laughter.)

Something like that. It's that kind of attitude—go boldly and be brave. Within us everything can grow. Everything can happen. Everything can exist. "Everything has a purpose," God said. That's the attitude that we  must have. You have to think big, but be practical. This, I think, is the best approach. Please become effective and become more confident. Also be more loving. You can feel more love when you are a little strong and confident than when you're the opposite. You know what I'm saying. (Yes.) Something like that. (Laughter.)

See you next week. Okay. Take care.

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