The conductor cannot exist without the orchestra…both are crucial to the equation
October 31, 2008 § Leave a comment
Barack Obama’s phenomenal campaign which has been run completely on his faith in himself, his loved ones, and our faith in him truly hit home with me last night while watching his 30 minute “infomercial”.
You see, I have been an avid supporter of Senator Barack Obama’s since the summer of 2007. And I am SO grateful that I became a supporter. But I did not realize how my contributions with my time, my money, and my efforts to engage my family, friends, and loved ones, even in simple discussions about his campaign, have contributed to Senator Barack Obama being in the current position that he is right now to even air that informercial and have contributed to my understanding of my own power as an individual.
And it hit me that it truly only ever takes just one. It takes just one individual to stand, one individual to go against the grain, to question the status quo…..JUST ONE PERSON. CAN YOU IMAGINE THE POWER INHERENT IN WHAT I JUST WROTE? JUST ONE PERSON.
Knowing, not just saying, but knowing and truly believing that it only takes JUST ONE PERSON to change the world — that concept is mind-blowing.
Imagine if Barack Obama had not decided to run for President because the odds were so highly stacked against him?
Imagine if Michelle Obama had decided to not endorse her husband and nurture his dream and instead discard it some crazy concept?
Imagine if that one individual who first decided to support Barack Obama’s campaign and not to spread his/her endorsement to those around him/her?
Imagine if that one individual did not engage another individual, who then engaged another individual, and so on and so forth…which has now created this movement that has brought Senator Barack Obama to this point in time, in history?!
Imagine? Can you just imagine? Now imagine the fact that this has all been a long, long road that began with just one step…just one step…and you will realize that….
WE DID THIS! WE BROUGHT THIS MOVEMENT TO THIS POINT….WE DID! And NO MATTER what happens come Tuesday, November 4, 2008 – we are left with the understanding that truly nothing, truly nothing is impossible. Nothing at all. If we can contribute to this individual, with everything stacked against him, and get to this point where he is quite possibly going to become the next President of the United States of America – then my God, we can do ANYTHING. ANYTHING at all.
Martin Luther King Jr., Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, John F. Kennedy, Harriet Tubman, Gloria Steinem, Madeline Albright, Prince, Michael Jackson, Toni Morrison, Zora Neale Hurston, Frederick Douglass, Thomas Jefferson, Sidney Poiter, Janet Jackson, Benjamin Franklin, Sojourner Truth, Abraham Lincoln, Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry…oh..I could go on and on with the list of people who have been game changers. People who have accomplished things beyond their wildest dreams and beyond anyone’s conceptions. And you know why?
These people got to the point where they literally changed the game by FAITH. Let me say that again.
These people changed the game by FAITH.
Without faith in themselves, faith in people to change and to want something more for their lives, and without the faith from people — these individuals would not be in our minds as heroes, as extraordinary human beings.
The beauty of this is not just that it only takes one and that we all can be extraordinary by believing in our dreams and holding on dearly to our faith in those dreams, even when things go dark, eve when we have no concept as to how to get to that huge dream – no, the beauty of all of this is that we are all extraordinary.
Yes, I said it. We are all extraordinary. There is no other way to look at it, except for just as that. You see, there can be no leader without followers. There cannot be a conductor without the orchestra — there is no music without the orchestra nor without the conductor. So you see, there is no way that the people we call extraordinary can be extraordinary without US also being extraordinary.
Our faith in them, our contributions to their efforts, our support of them takes FAITH and FAITH is an extraordinary concept seeing as how it is is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
So when you look at the massiveness of the movement that pushes Barack Obama forward, whether or not you support the man, understand this very well. We are all extraordinary and we recognize that we are extraordinary when we exercise faith. When we just believe in something with faith the mere size of a mustard seed, and work hard on our dream, we can truly move mountains. And Senator Barack Obama’s campaign has done that…we have literally moved mountains. And he could not have done that without us and we could not have done it without him….he is no more extraordinary than us and we no more extraordinary than him. And if we can do this, then why not be extraordinary in our lives, all of the time? Why not step out on faith in ourselves, as we have done for him, and lead our extraordinary lives that are just waiting for us? Why not?
Think on it party people…and have an extraordinary night of sleep, lol. 😉
October 29, 2008, Barack Obama Infomercial:
End of 10.29.08 Florida Rally:
YES WE CAN! song (I can’t wait until we have a YES WE DID! song, lol):
“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.”