Outreach

Hyo Jin Moon January 28, 2007 7:00 am Belvedere


Here are my notes from Hyo Jin nim’s speech Sunday 28 January 2007. My ability to convey what was actually said is limited. These, at most, convey some sense of what Hyo Jin nim said and are not a verbatim record. Hyo Jin nim’s website is: www.canaanstation.com/ To see two of the projects that Hyo Jin nim is working on log on to: definingmoment.tv/ and definingmoment.eu/ Joe Kinney


Rev. Andrew Compton is the MC. All welcome Hyo Jin nim and offer a bow.

Hyo Jin nim bows to the audience as he approaches the stage. He places a small notebook on the podium


Good morning.


What’s important to us is outreach, right?


Am I reaching you?


I you could make a simple slogan; I guess we could say "If it’s un-relatable it’s un-reachable.

When we think about reaching out to people, we have to have some sort of way in which we can relate to them. When you focus on the relativity issue, relatable issue, you have to do it with people’s expectations. You have to address expectations so you can relate because everybody has expectations.


It can vary, but there is basic stuff that we all know is right and that we all know is wrong. So there is a concept of right and wrong that we generally understand and accept. And based on that understanding which is pretty much the thing that governs our lives, our deeds, we have an expectation to be a higher self, to be a better person, to be a more successful person.


Before you go out and try to start doing some kind of outreach activity, you have to kind of answer that before you try because you’ll learn it the hard way. One way or another you’ll learn the life lesson, but you will learn it the hard way. So it’s better to know your self prior to actually trying something, which is normal if you’re trying to help people, to reach out to people. You have to answer the question: "What is my expectation?"


How do I define right and wrong on issues, and based on that what am I doing to try to be active in my life. What is my pursuit? How does it affect; how does it connect to the ultimate goal of actually reaching out to people so that I feel good about myself in the eyes of God because I believe in God. So what is my expectation? What do I want out of myself and the life that is ahead of me?


These days the health movement is out there right? They want to get healthier; they want to put a lot of good stuff into their body and get stronger and healthier to they can live longer. More and more people are recognizing that you have to put a lot of good stuff in your body so you can have a healthier life. If you don’t manage that properly, if you’re not vigilant about it, obviously you will suffer the consequences. There are always consequences, cause and effect, right? Especially for children this is very important, in the maturation, the growth period it is very important for them to have a proper healthy diet. It’s very important that you see in the world that so many people, not just children, but even adults, are dying of hunger. And all sorts of tragic injuries are out there. That’s real.


Let’s try to take one step at a time. It breaks your heart. You want to reach out and just help everybody and change all that (snaps finger) at the snap of a finger. That’s unrealistic. So we have to think about how we can better take care of ourselves so that ultimately we can do a lot of good things, because you have to be strong right?


So good nutrition is important for children and also for old people. You can take risks during a certain period of your life when you are a young adult. You can sometimes take in toxins and experiment because of the curiosity factor and because the world is the way it is and you have so many images out there that provoke your curiosity. Some people will dabble in it: most people will dabble in it, especially living in the, quote free unquote society.


Everybody wants to live longer. As you get older and older that becomes very important. So as much as it is important for your body to put a lot of good stuff in there, so it is for your mind and so it is for your heart. You know we’re not just here living with the body. The way we think is very important too, and it’s influenced by the stuff that we put into our heads. That’s the basic point of reference that you use to determine things.


It’s like when you expose yourself to certain unhealthy food situations, the same thing. You will have many side effects of putting a lot of garbage into your head. I think it’s more important that we have some kind of environment in which we can expose ourselves to goodness, and the good things that people can do and say to one another, mostly good deeds. Actions speak louder than words.


If you can capture that kind of stuff and expose people to it, let the people in general see that there’s that kind of stuff out there and we choose to live that way, to be exposed only to the right things that can make us healthy, we will become healthier.


When we become healthier, as a greater unit, the ability that we can project, that we can manifest in helping others, reaching and out and helping others to change for the better can also become more powerful.


How do you achieve that? That’s why I believe that systematically we have to work on that question and bring a solution. And there are models out there. Television is nothing other than a living news paper. There are columns, pages on politics, society, religion, culture, life style, entertainment, it’s just there. Pretty much that’s the way we’re living in the modern world. That’s how we consume all the information that is out there. TV is the main medium for exposure. From that medium everything gets radiated out. And based on the information, the things that are being radiated outward, they can form your thoughts. That is reality, and it works! It’s very effective.


In the future we’ll get… it’s not that difficult because more and more systems are getting cheaper, even HD (High Definition TV) stuff. If it becomes internet viable we can create a broadcasting company. It’s not a star away. It’s literally doable. All you need is a production crew and the capability to maintain and manage it in terms of livelihood. That’s all it takes. Having a big station like the old days is a kind of symbolism of the past. You really don’t need it, but you can have it because you do need some kind of centralized symbolism. It does cater to human needs to have some kind of attachment to something, like having your own house or something. Making your presence known, it’s important in relationship to other people. Other people aren’t going to change that quickly so in terms of politics it’s necessary I guess, or, to put it nicely, diplomacy.</