Dr Jordan Peterson on Faith



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“Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”

enough there for now, c!

Shared by c, “Information and Inspiration Distributer, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder * (totally impulsive)”
* not bridges (thank goodness)!

“The Spirit that made the world is in you, but first it has to be activated.”

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“The Spirit that made the world is in you, but first it has to be activated.”



“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.”

Do you think of yourself as religious or spiritual?

I see myself as being “way more spiritual than religious”
“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.”


“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”

– Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

A writer’s dreams
Picture (great) by my friend, Jenny


Don’t worry about the world ending today…
it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

Blogging with Sheila

“Do you think of yourself as religious or spiritual?”This is the question that forms the theme of third chapter of Butler Bass’s new book, Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a new Spiritual Awakening. It is also the question that is being asked by all the religious pollsters these days, both in the United States and many other countries as well. One poll suggests that 40 per cent of Canadians identify themselves “as spiritual, not religious”. Growing numbers of Americans (30 per cent) and Britishers (51 per cent) refer to themselves by this phrase.  While for most of western history the terms “religious” and “spiritual” were indistinguishable, today the word “spiritual” is far more appealing than “religious”. Many people now associate spirituality with personal experience, connection, searching, prayer, meditation, nature, energy, questioning, doubt, openness and inclusiveness. Religion, on the other hand, speaks of institution…

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The Way: A Simple Message

“I had a good chance to meet a yogi who was so spiritual and happy all the time. I wondered how he managed his thinking and I learned a lot from him. I saw him and I thought, ‘This is the way.’ You believe in a God, but not in a religious way. We human beings like to give him names, whether that is Jesus or whatever else.
But my view is that God is ONE, whether it is Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, almost anything, and that he is everywhere. He (or she) has (no gender), colour, no religion, no race, nothing. It’s incredible how close he is to you and to everybody. You just call him (her/It) and he’s there. That’s it, simple.
And this is the reality we so often forget.”

Balbir Singh goes on…

“In the Western world, and especially here in F1, the people are more material, because there is a lot of money floating about. people who live in high society don’t want to go down. That is natural and understandable, but i always say that it doesn’t matter how rich someone is, as long as he doesn’t lose his human side and respect for other people as human beings. Sometimes when people get very high up the ladder of society, it isn’t easy to be like that, because they forget. Some rich people think they can buy everything, but the truth is there are a few things you can’t buy in life. You can’t buy a good, true friend. You can’t buy love. You can’t buy your health. That’s impossible. We live in a world that is based so much on material things, but whether you are a millionaire or you are poor, everyone knows we all end up the same way. People try to forget, no one likes thinking about it and some try and deny it, but everyone will ending up needing a place two metres down some day. Nobody can buy their way out of that final destination


Wise words… and that’s my reason for sharing in this “spirit”

“So this is the reality of life and you have to take care of all these things. The most important thing is to stay a human being and respect people. The spiritual way is to open your heart and love Of course, that “love” doesn’t mean the narrow definition of love between a (the) man and the woman. It’s the love of brothers, the love of parents and friends. There is so much love in every human heat that if you are open you can love everybody. This is my motto. I open my heart and I love everyone. When people come to me, they know I will be welcoming. Sharing your love with another human being is a wonderful thing.”

from  Godspeed (Chapter Ten pg 167)

Well said, Balbir!
Published here with permission from the fascinating book Overdrive: Formula1 in the Zone by Clyde Brolin
published by Vatersay Books, London, UK 2010

Great sentiments loving everybody, Balbir. Something to aim at.

Thanks for sharing , Balbir… and I in turn am passing on your wisdom in this “little” book
You said you wanted to write a book… and I have taken that “liberty” on your behalf.

– champion Sri Lankan batsman (cricket and recently retired) Kumar Sangakkara
Well said!

from https://sportforpeace.wordpress.com/category/breaking-down-barriers-walls/page/2/

“Whilst we can (and should) celebrate our differences (unique), let not our varying beliefs divide us, but let the Spirit of our shared humanity be what defines and unites us all as common citizens of our planet.”

from http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com and http://www.breakdownwalls.wordpress.com

“Instead of the limits of borders (of countries and of our minds) let us and our leaders expand our sense of possibility… and together let’s look at building bridges to distant horizons, far and great. Lord, help us all lift our eyes a little higher.”

picture from https://craigsrainbowbooks.wordpress.com/



TOGETHER, one mind, one heart, one soul, one small step at a time, we can make some difference towards a better world, a brighter tomorrow

Share your love with the world!




Best wishes from the First City to see the light each new day


“Conversations with God”: An “Interview” with Jesus on the State of the World Today


From https://beyondthezonespirit.wordpress.com/conversations-with-god/
And www.sharefaith.wordpress.com

picture (great by my friend, Jenny) from http://www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

Key words (Tags): Jesus, Jesus Christ, teachings, “inspiration”, faith, new book, ‘The Real, The True Jesus’
Submitter’s Note:
The ‘reporter’ “did this interview with Jesus” yesterday and he doesn’t know whether he’s really crazy sharing this personal “interview” publically on the net (perhaps I’ll be locked away by funny little men in white coats), but am just doing it… “impulsively” (as always).

(Updated article from http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/an-interview-with-jesus-on-the-state-of-the-world-today-my-conversations-with-god)
“Be bold and unseen forces come to one’s aid.”

(Love that quote and perhaps the story of my ‘little life)
Craig is currently writing a new manuscript titled ‘The Real, The True Jesus: The One I Know and Love’
“Lucky” 13th Feb 2010
Jesus, why is the world such a mess and how can the world be made a better place?
It always has been, but these are particularly uncertain days in history. Still the current state of the world saddens me greatly.. especially the great divisions between nations. My message (very simple) today is still as relevant as ever. Justice, respect for all people, hope, love and peace. And if more people could just follow my simple teachings of 2000 years ago the world would be transformed (by a new consciousness – collective). These teachings are practical solutions to the problems of the world … and they are as valid in my time on earth… today and always.
What can be done to bring unity between people, particularly between east and west, as there are so many religions (apparently conflicting), cultures and religious traditions?
A spirit of love is the well-spring of hope and brings people together… and this brings peace. Put God, the Father first, love your neighbour as yourself… and everything else, GOOD flows from that.
Is there one God and are YOU God, Jesus? There are many manifestations of God and I am but one manifestation. I have always had a very special relationship with my Father; but so can YOU, if you so choose.
I call myself “Son of Man”, in fact, more than “Son of God”, but everyone is a “child of God, the Father”. I just have and always will have a very special, intimate relationship with God, my Father.
There will be other messengers bringing God’s message after me, as our Father works through special people on earth (those who have a special sense of ‘mission and destiny’ and are available and totally committed to me). Then they are my hands and voice, a channel for my spirit to flow through.
What about Allah?
As I said, there is only ONE Infinite Spirit, One God. It’s just another term for the Creator of the Universe, which stems from different cultures, another tradition.
So are you saying all rivers lead to the ocean?
No, not all oceans are the same. Because each person’s path is different and you’ll have different experiences of God along the journey, depending on what you believe. So YOU choose what the concept of God (or “my Father”) means to you. And everyone’s experience of Heaven, the Kingdom of God will then be different… because of their unique journeys of life.
So are you the only way to God?

As in your words in John…

“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

John 14: 6 (NIV)
I am quite horrified by the way the church has applied much of what I taught over the past 2000 years, taken some statements out of context for their own ends (and even omitted many of my words). Power for its own sake is corrupting (and dangerous). I used (and use) parables to get my message across very simply, but so much of what I said is taken so literally.
I said no-one comes to the Father, except through ME. Other religions don’t offer a personal relationship with God, the Ultimate Source, and don’t utilise the concept of God as “a Father figure”. So only those who follow me will have a “Christ-consciousness” (and this is different to an “Allah consciousness” of the same ONE God).
I hope, I trust that my spirit comes alive through my words… giving hope eternally…and the only way I could do that was to die as I did!
“When (or perhaps rather if) you arrive in heaven, let hope, faith and love be the wings that carried you there.”
God bless you all.”
13th Feb in the year 2010
“If I can throw a single ray of light across the darkened pathway of another;
if I can aid some soul to clearer sight of life and duty, and thus bless my brother;
if I can wipe from any human cheek a tear,
I shall not have lived my life in vain while here.
If I can guide some erring one to truth, inspire within his heart a sense of duty;
if I can plant within my soul of rosy youth a sense of right, a love of truth and beauty;
if I can teach one man that God and heaven are near,
I shall not then have lived in vain while here.
If from my mind I banish doubt and fear, and keep my life attuned to love and kindness;
if I can scatter light and hope and cheer, and help remove the curse of mental blindness;
if I can make more joy, more hope, less pain,
I shall not have lived and loved in vain.
If by life’s roadside I can plant a tree, beneath whose shade some wearied head may rest,
though I may never share its beauty, I shall yet be truly blest –
though no one knows my name, nor drops a flower upon my grave,
I shall not have lived in vain while here.”
– St Francis of Assisi
Today, don’t just try to make a living… try to make a difference
“If a man is called to be a street-sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music,
or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well,
that all the hosts of heaven will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper
who did his job well.
– Martin Luther King, Jr

About the submitter:
In his various writings, little by little, one mind, one heart, one soul at a time, Craig strives in some small way to break down and economic, social, cultural and religious barriers. Craig believes that whilst we should celebrate our differences, what we share in the form of our common humanity is way more important than what divides us.
He is currently “writing” ‘Jesus Meets Muhammad’.


“Whilst we can (and should) celebrate our differences (unique), let not our varying beliefs divide us, but let the Spirit of our shared humanity be what defines and unites us all as common citizens of our planet.””

“Instead of the limits of borders (of countries and of our minds) let us and our leaders expand our sense of possibility… and together let’s look at building bridges to distant horizons, far and great. Lord, help us all lift our eyes a little higher.”

from www.craigsquotes.wordpress..com and https://peacepursuit.wordpress.com/category/inspirational-quotes-2/page/6/

The submitter’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at https://craigsblogs.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/craigs-list-of-blogs-updated-sept-2011/ and www.sharefaith.wordpress.com

From https://beyondthezonespirit.wordpress.com/conversations-with-god/

And www.sharefaith.wordpress.com

(Updated article from http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/an-interview-with-jesus-on-the-state-of-the-world-today-my-conversations-with-god

“Together, one mind, one heart, one life, one small step at a time, let’s link hands and march into a new tomorrow, a better and brighter future. TOGETHER we can do it”

linking hands

TOGETHER, one mind, one heart, one soul, one small step at a time, we can make some difference towards a better world, a brighter tomorrow


The Greatest Race: The Race of Life

chequered flag3

The Magic of Believing

From on http://grandprixchampion.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/on-the-podium-3/ and http://inspiringvideo.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/standing-on-gods-podium/

“When (or perhaps if ever) you arrive in heaven, let faith, hope and love be the wings that carried you there.”
– as adapted from the inspiring words of Jonathan Edwards, former minister in New England, Massachusetts

“The Greatest Race: Living by (with) faith, hope and love is the highest podium any person can reach, God’s podium that anyone stand on.”

– craig

“Having pursued the goals, the dreams set before us and run the race with persistence and endurance, after giving it all. Then one day standing on the summit of life, breathing in the pure sweet oxygen of achievement, totally satisfied in running the greatest race, the race of life one that ANYONE can run and win.”

craig 11/11

fromThe Chequered Flag
Available at http://www.amazon.co.uk/THE-CHEQUERED-FLAG-GREATEST-ebook/dp/B0064R6D36

The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” (including his various books on motor racing and Formula 1 ) are available at:


http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –


“Together, one mind, one life at a time, let’s see how many people we can impact, empower, uplift and encourage to reach their fullest potentials.”

Sharing some Thoughts on the Spiritual Journey

Crowded Beach

Beach at Natures Valley on the scenic Garden Route, South Africa. Picture by my old friend John (whose “photographic talents” I definitely do not posess!)

web site http://jetpix.wordpress.com/

Article Title: Sharing some Thoughts on the Spiritual Journey

Shared by: Craig Lock

Category (key words): Inspirational quotes, spiritual, spiritual writings, spiritual growth, inspiration, empowerment, words of empowerment, peace, pursuit of peace

The submitter’s web sites are at:

The submitter’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at
his various other blogs are at http://craigsblogs.wordpress.com
Obsessive or WHAT!

(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:

This piece (as with all my writings) may be freely reproduced electronically or in print. If it helps others “out there” on the ‘amazing journey of life’, then we’re very happy.

“We share what we know, so that we all may grow

Sharing some Thoughts on the Spiritual Journey

Here are some of my notes and thoughts (in point form) that I’ve collected and written down over the years. Some are from authors unknown. I find them uplifting, empowering and inspirational on my own journey “on the path less travelled”. So will share with you and hope them may be uplifting, empowering and perhaps even inspirational to you too. Enjoy…



To start off some quotes about my great passion, motor racing and Formula 1…

“People talk about the Zone as a very outward thing, but it’s not. It’s very spiritual. To me, the Zone is when you’re operating at the intuitive level;. You’re not thinking about it, so it happens naturally. You’re at the top of your job. You’ve got your emotions controlled, your energy is channelled and you’re just doing it. That’s the Zone. You’re just doing it.”

– British and European touring car champion driver, Andy Priax

“The driver is expected to explore the inner places of his desire by taking everything to this limit…to translate it into a sublime peak only he can reach; but the trouble is they’re all doing it…. on a narrow ribbon of track, together.”

– fine writing by Christopher Hilton in his fascinating book Inside the Mind of a Grand Prix Driver

The journey is more important and enjoyable than the destination.

Education is food for the family

“My ambition is the souls of men”

You have to know yourself before you can know God.

Spirituality (and religion) is man reaching out to God, but Christianity is God reaching out to man.

“Sin is not having faith in your dreams.”

Have a heart for lost people.

Sow seeds of hope to as many people as possible.

“it fanned the flame of vengeance”

New Zealand has a BIG heart for a little country.

God, Divine Source doesn’t need you to pray.

“The thing always happens that you believe in. And the belief in a thing makes it happen.”

– Frank Lloyd Wright

Humanity and solidarity

Gandhi was a ‘pilgrim of peace’. A story of his experiments with truth. He took the moral high ground.

“Christ gave me the message. Gandhi gave me the method.”

– Dr Martin Luther King, Jnr

God transcends human comprehension.

The Divine (Divine Source) speaks to us (primarily) through feelings and connects us to the Ultimate Source.

How you choose to get through adversity.

The power of decision.

We can all do great things in our lives. Aspire to do significant things.

Here are some thoughts from Dr Deepak Chopra…

The power of:

* intention

* imagination

* information

* wisdom


* memory.

Stretch your faith

Christianity is a bridge. God reaching down and touching us.

With clarity comes understanding and with it comes knowledge.

Blend theology with psychology.

You don’t have to have made a good start in life – you just need  to have a great finish.

I will instruct you and guide you along the best pathway for your life

– Psalm 328??

I live by what I believe... and not by what I feel

Feelings follow actions.

The Holy Spirit helps me in what honours me most???

Stretch your faith.

CHOOSE to make God as BIG, as you can possibly conceive

“A New God for a New World”??

You have to know yourself before you can know God

“Sin is not having faith in your dreams.”

“The me I see is the me I’ll be.”

What you think is what you become.

“As a man thinketh (in his heart), so is he.”

– Proverbs

Reframing is taking a thought(s) and changing the way you see it/them.

What counts in life is not what in the depths (of the past), but what’s in the future.”

– Auschwitz survivor, Viktor Frankl in his compelling book ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’

There are better ways than war to resolve conflict


“Our wish is that the Assad regime, which is now on a knife-edge, does not enter this road of no return, which leads to the edge of the abyss. No regime can survive by killing or jailing. No one can build a future over the blood of the oppressed.”

– Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish Prime Minister


“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”

– Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


A story of hope, renewal, transformation and ultimately PEACE

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

“Peace: This does not mean that we are immune from life’s daily struggles, trials and tribulations (and also the tragedies and wars occurring around the globe. It’s a choice of living amidst the disappointments, the daily “ups and downs”, yet having a calmness in our hearts and truly being at peace …with ourselves and the world.”

craig (20th Dec 2011)

“This too shall pass and things WILL get better”

Threads of hope

“Every tiny action by seemingly ‘ordinary’* people may be seen as a pin-prick in a small piece of card-board. Yet it is each ONE of these barely observable holes that makes a miniscule difference… through allowing a glimmer of light to shine through. And it’s the myriad of tiny flickers, thousands and thousands at a time that can shine the brightest light in the darkest of places.”

* what’s that!

FORGIVE. Move ahead

I have a passion for mutual tolerance, moderation and self-responsibility.

“I ‘work’ for the betterment and upliftment of humanity, working for and attempting in some small way to advance the cause of peace… or at least a slightly better and more peaceful world.”

I write to impel some kind of ACTION (or reaction) in readers. YOU CAN , one person at a time, make some impact on the world, through planting “seeds of hope” (from ‘Seeds of Hope to Endless Possibilities’, ‘Far and Grand Horizons’)

Themes of justice, hope, love and peace.

The great power of LOVE to effect transformation…in lives, in countries…everywhere.

Together, you and I, let’s march bravely into a bright new tomorrow

Shared by craig (“Information and Inspiration Distributor, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder”)



Let me be a channel for your peace, a window for Your light to shine through… to everyone I meet.


Use my ‘little’ life as a focus for your (infinite) possibilities

Let YOUR Spirit shine through these words.

“Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable…

and receives the impossible.”

– Corrie Ten Boom

“When you were born,
you cried and the world rejoiced.
Live your life so when you die,
the world cries and you rejoice.”
– Indian saying

Thanks, dearest mom, your spirit will live on…forever

About the submitter:

In his life mission Craig hopes to help, encourage, motivate, uplift and perhaps even inspire people to be their best through realising their full potentials. His dream is seeing people finding, striving for the “seemingly impossible” and one day perhaps even realising their personal goals and dreams having great FUN along the journey. Craig has a ‘passion’ for writing books that tell stories about people doing positive things in this often so hard, sometimes unkind world, occasionally so cruel, yet always amazing world He loves ‘telling tales’, sharing true stories that leave the reader feeling uplifted, empowered and perhaps hopefully even inspired.

http://members.tripod.com/~lock77/  http://www.craiglockbooks.com and www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html

The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock   http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html   and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

The submitter’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at
his various other blogs are at http://craigsblogs.wordpress.com/
Obsessive or WHAT!
“The world’s smallest and most exclusive bookstore”

“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.”

A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.” – Chinese proverb

“A book, like a dog, is man’s best friend, but inside it’s too dark to read.” – Woody Allen (I “tink” – no, on reflection it was 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”


May you all see God’s brilliant light on the path (road) up ahead… that is your life


Picture by my old friend John (whose “photographic talents” I definitely do not posess!)

web site http://jetpix.wordpress.com/

“The same Spirit, the Divine Spark that made the world is in YOU… but first it has to be activated.”


Picture: Seacape (stunning) by Anton Gorlin
Credit: http://www.inspirefirst.com

“The same Spirit, the Divine Spark, that made the world is in YOU…

but first it has to be activated.’”

– my good friend, Lindsay (“the prayer-warrior and the prophet”)

from http://www.sharefaith.wordpress.com

the-light-of-the-universe (from vineandbranchworldministries.com)