A NEW BOOK: Sharing A Few Thoughts (the Building-Blocks for a New “Work”or “Works”)

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Article Title: A NEW BOOK: Sharing A Few Thoughts (the Building-Blocks for a New “Work”or “Works”)
Submitted by: Craig Lock
Category (key words/tags): “Inspiration”, Inspirational Quotes, New Book, New Books, Stirling, The Prize, The Grand Prize, Grand Prix, The Driver, The Nurse and the Writer, Craig Lock, Reconciliation, Hope, Forgiveness, Love, Peace (enough there now, craig)

Web sites: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html and
http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/craiglock
The submitter’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at www.sharefaith.wordpress.com. www.buildbridgesofunity.wordpress.com www.buildbridgesofunderstanding.wordpress.comwww.breakdownwalls.wordpress.com http://religiousunity.wordpress.com www.peacepursuit.wordpress.com and http://craigsblogs.wordpress.com

(obsessive or WHAT!)

Other Articles are available at: http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/user/15565 and http://www.ideamarketers.com/library/profile.cfm?writerid=981
(Personal growth, self help, writing, internet marketing, spiritual, ‘spiritual writings’ (how ‘airey-fairey’), words of inspiration and money management, how boring now, craig)

Publishing Guidelines:

All my writings may be freely published.

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SHARING A FEW THOUGHTS (THE BUILDING BLOCKS FOR A NEW “WORK : Following on from the books ‘STIRLING’ , ‘THE PRIZE’ and THE DRIVER, THE NURSE AND THE WRITER

SEE A NEW “WORK” (or “WORKS”)TAKE SHAPE AND FORM

“Here was a light behind the despair, beyond the darkness. At first a flicker of an ember, just a tiny pin-prick of dawning possibilities. Then burning slowly, brightly and bigger, a glimmer, a candle in the blackness of despair, which gave off just enough of a glow (luminescence?) to light a path. And so show the rest of us the way ahead… a path to endless possibilities…from the darkness into the eternal light.”

as adapted (slightly) from Rian Malan’s powerful words in ‘My Traitor’s Heart’ and 

From “

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007IX0MNW

These are some notes that I’ve made recently (from my “red book”), which is forming the basis, the frame-work, the building-blocks for a new manuscript I’m writing. So will share with you and post extracts (hopefully regularly) on my WordPress blog (www.craiglock.wordpress.com and www.craigsblogs.wordpress.com) as I write it. Hopefully I’ll continue getting my “daily dose of upliftment and inspiration“.

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The following themes principles will form the basis for the story (TRUE!)…

“We learn far more from our tears than from our laughter.”

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that really matter.” – Dr Martin Luther King, Jnr

“If I must choose between righteousness and peace, I choose righteousness.” – Franklin Roosevelt

A peace (lasting) based upon justice and reconciliation.

“We can all be great; because we can all serve.” – Mother Teresa

“Keep true to the dreams of your youth.” – Friedrich Schiller, German writer and philosopher

“Try not to become a man (person) of success, but one of value.” – Albert Einstein

“Those who stand up for justice will always be on the right side of history.” Dr Martin Luther King, Jnr

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” – Mahatma Gandhi (and Lance Armstrong –oops!)

“We are committed to the positive values found in sport: Performance and passion, team-work and fair-play.”

The strength of spirit in the human heart. The love of God made manifest.

God’s greatest gift to us is to find our own truths.

Everyone has the capacity, the potential to manifest God’s ultimate nature.

Thoughts on My Writing

I write about the ‘essence of humanity’. I want to impel some kind of action in readers, like breaking down barriers in some small way. Religion divides; but truth unites (unity in truth). The way we live is more important than what we believe. We are all connected by the common bond of our shared humanity.

I try to show the extra-ordinary in ‘ordinary’ (what’s that?) lives, as revealed by the generous spirits and the exceptional strength and courage of so many ordinary people in their daily struggles along the sometimes very hard; yet of so satisfying journey that is called life. “I was like floating on a cloud of infinite possibilities.” (that’s a simile, btw!)

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MY NEW BOOK

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that really matter.” – Dr Martin Luther King, Jnr

Dedication:

To…

“I love you in the very special way that I’ve written about in these pages.”

“To all of us who believe love rules, stand up and let it shine.”

A TRUE story of renewal and transformation: a transformation of heart. Eternal truths. Hope for a new beginning – one not divided by the past but with hope for the future. In a phrase, A NEW HEART.

‘Khatib’ is the Arab word (name) for writer

Themes of:

* build bridges of reconciliation (“threads of hope”) Truth overcomes power

* forgiveness: Forgiveness for the past, strength for today and hope for the future.

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act – it is an attitude of mind.”
– Dr Martin Luther King 

* the strength of spirit in the human heart

“The task ahead of you can always be overcome by the power within you…and the often seemingly difficult or even “impassible”) path ahead of you is never as steep with the great spirit that lies within you.”

“We have it within; but we get it all from without. There is a well-spring of strength,wisdom, courage and great imagination within each one of us; but once we draw on this truth, it gets watered from without, by a Higher Source – the Ultimate Source of Life and Love, which is God, the very Ground of our Being.”

“Our Greatest Good is perhaps not to share our material possessions, our money and ‘riches’ with others, but through faith in other people, to so lay the foundation to reveal the rich treasure that lies within themselves.” – craig

* the redemptive power of love

* Hope is irresistable. Plant seeds of hope: From seeds of hope to endless possibilities, far and grand horizons.”

“Together, one mind, one soul at a time, let’s see how many hearts can be transformed from hatred into love… with God’s help (as only God can do that, but each one of us can be a channel for God’s love).

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Let your spirit shine through these words. Embrace the Light (Infinite ) and shine Your bright light (of understanding) on humanity

“Many small (yet significant) steps by many ‘little people with big hearts’ * will eventually reach their destination, their destiny.

“In the midst of darkness, light exists.” – Mahatma Gandhi

However, it is a darkness that we will illuminate with our hearts. *

“Let us reach for the world that ought to be, that spark of the divine that still stirs within each of our goals.”

– Barack Obama (in accepting his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway)

“Together, one mind, one soul at a time, let’s see how many people we can impact,empower, encourage and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials. Change YOUR

THESE THOUGHTS MAY BE FREELY PUBLISHED

“Where love endures, hope inevitably follows.”
– craig

About the author:
Craig likes (rather loves) to share knowledge and insights from his life experiences with dashes of humour to try and help and encourage others along life’s amazing journey in ‘every little way’ he can…
without being too much of a “Mr goody-goody boring” two shoes”(as he’s lost the other one). Craig loves writing; but then what other job would be suitable for him!

The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” (including Stirling’The Grand Prize’ and The Driver, The Nurse and The Writer’) are already all available at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

He is currently “writing/finishing off” ‘Stirling’ , ‘The Prize’ (Grand) and The Driver, THe Nurse and The Writer (or rather the stories “to be writing themselves”)!

The submitter’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at www.sharefaith.wordpress.com.

www.buildbridgesofunity.wordpress.com www.buildbridgesofunderstanding.wordpress.com

www.breakdownwalls.wordpress.com http://religiousunity.wordpress.com www.peacepursuit.wordpress.com and http://craigsblogs.wordpress.com

(obsessive or WHAT!)

“The world’s smallest and most exclusive bookstores”

“A book is small enough to hold in your hand; but when you read it, the walls fall away and you’re in a room as big as the world.”

“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside a dog it’s too hard to read.”

– Groucho Marx

“Together, one mind, one soul at a time, let’s see how many people we can impact, empower, encourage and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials. Change YOUR world and you help change THE world… for the better”

PPS

 

“Here was a light behind the despair, beyond the darkness. At first a flicker of an ember, just a tiny pin-prick of dawning possibilities. Then burning slowly, brightly and bigger, a glimmer, a candle in the blackness of despair, which gave off just enough of a glow (luminescence?) to light a path. And so show the rest of us the way ahead… a path to endless possibilities…from the darkness into the eternal light.”

as adapted (slightly) from Rian Malan’s powerful words in ‘My Traitor’s Heart’

From “It’s Always Darkest Before the Dawn”

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007IX0MNW

 

“Life is God’s novel; so let Ultimate Source write it, as it unfolds….”

craig (as inspired by the words of Isaac Bashevis Singer)

“Since I can never see your face,
And never shake you by the hand,
I send my soul through time and space
To greet you. You will understand.”
– James Elroy Flecker

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