Sharing some Thoughts (and Quotations) on the Power of Love to Make a Difference (through Helping Make a Shift in Global Consciousness)

read to the great singing of Jennifer Rush (if you can do two things at once, unlike most men (and this writer who can’t even walk and chew gum/talk at the same time)

and shared by “totally unmusical” c

from (song from mom’s funeral)

“Together, one mind, one heart, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant tiny seeds, embers of hope, see the embers turn into a flame, then link hands and march into a new tomorrow, a better and brighter future. TOGETHER we can do it”

– c
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Sharing some Thoughts on the Spiritual Journey

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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!)

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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

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The submitter’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at
his various other blogs are at
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

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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. and

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

The submitter’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at
his various other blogs are at
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!)

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