Power

Hyo Jin Moon

September 2, 2007 7:00 am

Belvedere, NY


Here are my notes from Hyo-Jin-nim's speech Sunday 02 September 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 Yeon-Ah-nim and offer a standing bow.

Hyo-Jin-nim bows to the audience as he approaches the stage.


Good morning (Good morning)


What is the definition of power to you?


Who do you think is powerful?


What is power good for?


Lawmakers, they're powerful, right, generally speaking, in their idiopathic way. Do you think that they can be changed simply?


How does one become, let's say, a US Senator or a member of the House of Representatives? They have their own history and they know it. They are aware of every step of the way that they struggled to get to that position of power.


When you try to assert yourself, you do that because you're basically saying "I'm here." That's what power is. Right? "I'm here; I exist, and this is me. What do you want to mess with me?" Basically that's how it starts.


So how do you change somebody who knows exactly well how he has earned quote/unquote the power and become a member of the house of representatives or a US Senator?


And how do you change them? What kind of greater power do you need to transform those people? Is there such a thing? Do we possess such a thing? If there is such a thing, then how do you possess it? Where does it lie? What is it?


It can't be a miracle. Right? It has to be real.