The Buddhist approach is: Just do it, on the spot, rather than reliance on the great white hope that something just might happen, and therefore, we should push toward it. The Buddhist approach is not really based on hope. It’s based on just sitting and doing it on the spot. Then a person’s mind begins to take a turn more toward experience, rather than faith alone.
From “A Buddhist Approach to Politics” in The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa, Volume Eight, pages 424–425