Craig’s Books on Spirit: The Spiritual Journey

Craig’s “Spiritual: Books (one of his “passions”*)

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=spiritual+books+%2B+craig+lock

Also see http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=spirit+%2B+craig+lock&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Aspirit+%2B+craig+lock

* other than his dear family, of course (+ motor racing and writing)

“Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”
~ Franz Kafka

Sorry, m!

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.creativekis.com/amazon.html and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

‘The Spirit of a True Champion: A Look into the Mind of Jesus Christ’ is already available at

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007E2WXW0

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
MINE!

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Racing (and Writing) in the Zone

Sharing some thoughts about the Zone: Getting into the flow …in another dimension, when it all seems so effortless”.
The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” (including his book on sport psychology‘The Winning Mind’ and his many books on Formula 1 ) are available at:

www.lulu.com/craiglock and http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/craiglock

The submitter’s motor racing blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at http://grandprixdriver.wordpress.com
http://craigsblogs.wordpress (STOP- enough there for now then, craig!).

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

“The philosophy I’ve tried to pass on to my son is that no matter who you are, you need to respect everyone else, wherever they come from. If you do that, you will earn respect, whether or not you’re a famous sports star. A big heart is one of the best things you can have…”

images_003Jarno Trulli, Italian former Lotus (now called Caterham) F1 driver:

“I’m not really interested in politics, but I like to do things that help people. I’d like to be remembered as a ‘good guy’ first… and only then for my racing achievements.”*

French GP driver Olivier Panis, who drove so well in the rain of Monaco in 1996 is a fan of the film ‘Rain Man’, as an example of how humans should look after each other. He says: “The philosophy I’ve tried to pass on to my son is that no matter who you are, you need to respect everyone else, wherever they come from. If you do that, you will earn respect, whether or not you’re a famous sports star. A big heart is one of the best things you can have. When any of my friends has a bad time, losing a job or having a bad problem, I always try to help them if possible. I don’t care about getting anything back – even if they forget completely, I don’t mind. The deed is the important thing.”*

Austrian Alexander Wurz, former F1 driver, test driver and winner of Le Mans (in 2009): “If we could all be in tune* with each other… or with ourselves… that’s the main thing. Then there would be no crime and no problems. If we could just respect the person next to you, the chain reaction would solve everything. It’s not just about giving money to feed the poor in Africa.” * #

* quotes from the fascinating book that I have been researching (and studying) Overdrive: Formula 1 in the Zone by Clyde Brolin

Web site:  www.overdrivef1.com

From the above sentiments it is evident that not all drivers are “apolitical” and most do care about their fellow man. Some Grand Prix drivers, though perhaps not as passionate about social justice as an Ayrton Senna perhaps, DO care a lot about the world (and its present state) and use their positions, their platform to try to make a difference in the world.  Quite a number of drivers spoke out against racing in Bahrain amidst the unrest in the country… even though “little/big” Bernie probably wasn’t overly happy with their outspokenness on the political situation there.

And the race did get cancelled, though this years event is going ahead shortly. Hopefully things have improved in Bahrain since then!

THE SPIRITUAL PATH: “THE WAY” (Beyond the Zone)

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THE SPIRITUAL PATH: “THE WAY” (Beyond the Zone)

The Place of God and faith in the lives of some past and present Grand Prix drivers

Just had the idea today (7 am 14th December 2011, then “revisited” today 1st March 2013), so here it is. A “work, a labour of love” in progress.  I’ll write, keep adding to these thoughts and upload to Amazon as I go along.

The idea for this e-book came from (and was inspired by) my research and study into the fascinating book ‘OVERDRIVE: FORMULA ONE IN THE ZONE’ by Clyde Brolin, as well as my own contemplations of the spiritual journey over the years.

The fascinating book and fresh perspective on Grand Prix motor racing ‘OVERDRIVE: FORMULA ONE IN THE ZONE’

by Clyde Brolin

Web site: www.overdrivef1.com

This unique book looking into the minds of Grand Prix drivers is published by Vatersay Books (first published Feb 2010)

“The Zone could simply be a gateway to the divine, one of God’s methods of reminding us of His – and our – glorious power. Omnipresence means that power must be everywhere, everytime. Including the racetracks. Including today.”

– fine and powerful writing from Clyde Brolin in his great book ‘Overdrive: Formula One in the Zone’

www.overdrivef1.com

This is my favourite and sums up my message, my ‘little’ life…in trying,  striving in some small way to break down barriers between people around the globe.

“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.

This is the reality we so often forget.”

– Balbir Singh, former physio-therapist and confidant to Michael Schumacher (and student of psychology).

(With my little additional few  words in brackets)

www.overdrivef1.com

“In the future I hope to write a small book to help someone to find this way. That’s my dream.”

– Balbir Singh,

I’m doing it for you, as well as myself here, Balbir

From GOD AND FORMULA ONE (F1) [Kindle Edition]

http://www.amazon.com/GOD-AND-FORMULA-ONE-ebook/dp/B005Z6BFX0

Craig is presently “working on” a new book ‘Beyond the Zone’, a “true labour of love” sitting in the hot New Zealand sun and writing about God and Formula One. Pure paradise/sheer bliss!

Beyond the Zone is already available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00C0K1DJK !!!

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PPS

“THE SPIRITUAL PATH: “THE WAY” (Beyond the Zone)”
is also already available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00C52C7OI   thought’s it’s still being written !!!

THE SPIRITUAL PATH: “THE WAY” (Beyond the Zone)”

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  • “If we could all be in tune with each other… or with ourselves… that’s the main thing. Then there would be no crime and no problems. If we could just respect the person next to you, the chain reaction would solve everything. It’s not just about giving money to feed the poor in Africa.”

    – some wise words of Austrian Alexander Wurz, former F1 driver, test driver (McLaren) and winner of Le Mans 24 hours (in 2009)

    * ‘sympatico’, as my dear mother called it

    “All traditions of culture and faith have tales of people breaking out of their limited viewpoint, suddenly seeing the universe in crystal clarity, as if they’ve unlocked the secret of life itself.”

  • “I see the human being is an incredible machine, totally undiscovered in many ways. Every one of us has a hidden tank of energy that comes out when it is needed.”- Alex Zanardi (former F1 and IndyCar driver, who lost both legs in a horrific accident in Germany in 2001)PS: Alex just won a gold medal in the recent Para-Olympics in London
    A new challenge!

    from www.overdrivef1.com

    Here are some personal thoughts that I’ve jotted down over the years regarding the “spiritual journey”.

    Though rather personal, I’ll share with you anyway.

    MY CREED:

    I don’t like “talking religion” and religious beliefs, but would rather share a bit about my experiences along the amazing journey that is life.

    What you believe is a massive part of who you are.

    Brazilian soccer star, Cafu: “I believe God is omnipresent. Every time we pray and ask something from Him, we always hope to be listened to. So faith can help in football too.”

    “God willing!”

    God works THROUGH “ordinary”* people.

    * what’s that, but everyone is extra-ordinary in some way!

    God has a plan for EVERY life. “He has given to each man or woman a definite purpose, which He has not given to another.”

    (or words to that effect)

    – from former Cardinal John Henry Newman

    In the valley of despair, I realised that God even had a plan for my life.

    Perhaps even bringing people together and building bridges of reconciliation. Dream on!

    “To whom much is given much shall be requested.”

    – Jesus

    In other words, what have you done with what I’ve put in your hand, your gifts?

    “Our talents are our gifts from God; but what we do with them are our gifts TO God.”

    I definitely feel God’s presence with me and that He (call Ultimate Source what you will: He/She/it/life/source and so on) is with me along the amazing journey that is life. Not each step of the way, mind you, as I sometimes feel ‘where is God now, when I really need Him).

    “God is a mystery, a Creative Presence, the mystery, the Ultimate Source of Life, the Fountain of all Goodness, Who/That allows me to be who I really want to be and become.” 

     I see God, Infinite Spirit as like a “Partner”, a “Co-Creator” with me each step of the journey of life. It’s a presence, continual in my consciousness. This is how I view life and live – a feeling that God wants me to be happy and the best for my ‘little’ life.

    At times this feeling is stronger than at other moments. Of course, at times, I have doubts about the outcomes of certain activities, but they don’t last long. Where is all this writing over the past two decades leading? Anywhere! However, in short, I just do and trust. Living in (by) simple faith.

    Lord, give me more patience (“but I want it right NOW!”) and increase my faith.

    I couldn’t have managed this journey on my own.

    In a “nutshell”, the simple message I’m sharing in this e-book (though you know it in your heart already) is:

    Be KIND and helpful to others. Don’t think of getting things back in return; but the universe DOES reward you (the principle of ‘karma’ works)

    Be compassionate to all creatures as well as the environment

    No matter who you are, you need to respect everyone else, wherever they come from. If you do that, you will earn respect, In a word (or two), CARE and have a BIG heart

    Love God, Love Yourself, Love Everyone else

    (Love God and love your neighbour as yourself.)

    And finally and most importantly,

    BE GRATEFUL for what you DO have.

    Ie. Live with an attitude of gratitude.

    Everyone on the planet has some Everest to climb. For me NOW, it’s writing and publishing my various books, but it may the worthiest pursuit of bring up a child to the best of one’s ability… and then putting everything into that noble endeavour.

    Just take that first step…then keep walking.

    craig

    16th Dec 2011

    “The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.” (and not a flat tyre and broken fan-belt!)

    ***********

    “True winning as a human ‘bean’ is accessing the magic within.

    The Zone is one indication that we are all linked to the common Ultimate Source, God, Life, Love.

    Top sports-people don’t have exclusive access to the Zone and like the finest music, the bliss can be shared.

    We should be grateful that down here, we can experience life ‘out of the Zone’ as well. This may just be the real heaven, the sweetest spot of all.”

    -fine writing by Clyde Brolin writing in his fascinating book OVERDRIVE; FORMULA ONE IN THE ZONE

    www.overdrivef1.com

    from THE SPIRITUAL PATH: “THE WAY” (Beyond the Zone)”

    Already available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00C52C7OI

    The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” including his many books on his great passions (motor racing, writing and the spiritual journey) are available at http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html http://creativekiwis.com/index.php/books/74-craigs-books http://goo.gl/vTpjk and http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/craiglock

    Craig is presently “working on” a new book ‘Beyond the Zone’, a “true labour of love” sitting in the hot New Zealand sun and writing about God and Formula One. Pure paradise/sheer bliss!

    Beyond the Zone is already available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00C0K1DJK !!!

    All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –

    MINE!

PPS

Hot off the press…
“THE SPIRITUAL PATH: “THE WAY” (Beyond the Zone)”
is also already available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00C52C7OI  thought’s it’s still being written !!!