A Second Renaissance -- Spirit and Stardust
Wow! I feel like I've discovered something richer than oil with refreshing depth. I can only imagine the possibilities and the healing this country would realise if this man's vision could lead us away from our current shallow misdirected ills. A Second Renaissance
is a speech delivered on Sept 14, 2002 at The Redwood Sequoia Congress University of California Berkeley, California
by Dennis Kucinich:
Imagine if we could look our nation with the same daring with which our founders gazed. Imagine if we could regain the capacity of spirit which animated freedom of speech, the right to assemble, the right to vote, freedom from fear, freedom from want. I tell you there is another America out there. It is ready to be called forward. It is the America of our dreams. It is the America of the flag full of Stars. It is the America which is in our hearts and we can make it the heart of the world.
this wonderfully inspiring speech Spirit and Stardust
given at Praxis Peace Institute Conference Dubrovnik, Croatia
on June 9, 2002, also by Dennis Kucinich:
We begin as a perfect union of matter and spirit. We receive the blessings of the Eternal from sky and earth. In our outstretched hands we can feel the energy of the universe. We receive the blessings of the Eternal from water, which nourishes and sanctifies life. We receive the blessings of the Eternal from the primal fire, the pulsating heart of creation. We experience the wonder of life multidimensional and transcendent. We extend our hands upwards and we are showered with abundance. We ask and we receive. A universe of plenty flows to us, through us. It is in us. We become filled with endless possibilities.
found via Rhino's Blog where I also found:
We need to remember where we came from; to know that we are one. To understand that we are of an undivided whole: race, color, nationality, creed, gender are beams of light, refracted through one great prism. We begin as perfect and journey through life to become more perfect in the singularity of "I" and in the multiplicity of "we"; a more perfect union of matter and spirit. - - This is human striving. This is where, in Shelley's words, " . . . hope creates from its own wreck the thing it contemplates." This is what Browning spoke of: Our 'reach exceeding [our] grasp'. This is a search for heaven within, a quest for our eternal home.
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