Dreams will be dreams unless you tell people. Then they become proclamations.
Today, we spent the entire day writing about our dreams and visions. More importantly though, we thought about how we could connect our own dreams with Heavenly Parent’s and True Parents’ dreams.
Before thinking about our own dreams, we thought about why we were born into this world, what Heavenly Parents wants to accomplish through us, and what part of True Parents’ life course touched our hearts the most. We took this time to go into deep reflection and look through True Parents’ course again.
After this, we thought about our visions for our careers. We considered what kind of career we wanted, what part of True Parents’ vision we want to contribute to, and how to connect our careers to Heavenly Parents and True Parents. Surprisingly (or maybe not), many of us were already thinking about how to connect our careers with True Parents’ vision.
Then, we talked about our standard of judgment that we should have when going about in life. We thought about what makes us happy, one inspiring moment in True Parents’ life, and what principles that are important to us. Lastly, we thought about words that drive our life, and what words we want to live by.
After all of this, we made our ideas more organized, shared them with other people, and created a compass for our life. It was incredible to hear how everyone’s dreams were so connected to True Parents’ visions. We all gave positive feedback and encouraged each other to fulfill our dreams.
In the afternoon, we had a talk about the 4th industrial revolution, which was the rise of automation in everything. We learned that with the rise in technology, all things that require repetition and memorization will likely be taken over within 10 years. This is why it’s so crucial to develop skills like character, speech capability, and diplomatic skills, because those are the things that help you grow and can’t necessarily be replaced by a robot.
Lastly, we all made bucket lists that we want to achieve within the next 5 years. We split this list into 8 categories: occupation, studying/personal development, the Blessing/family relationships, human relationships, leisure life, participation in social activities, financial management, and other. In the evening, we got into groups and shared these things with each other, too. It was nice to see people praising and encouraging each other to fulfill our goals.
“I truly feel hope between the 1st gen and the 2nd gen; I really feel like the new, recent 1st gen can bridge the gap between the old 1st gen and 2nd gen; I saw unity today.” –Alejandro, Venezuela
“Today’s lecture really impressed me and made me feel strong as a Top Gun participant and leader of the future. It also reminds me to keep my position and my responsibilities as a man in order to help Heavenly Parent and True Parents. I also wasn’t aware that I could meet so many different people and hear their views. I thank Heavenly Parent and True Parents for helping us come together and truly hope that Heavenly Parent and True Parents can bless them.” – Clevious, Zambia
Another day, another reason to live life. Tomorrow, we start the pilgrimage. Things are only getting started.