Sharing Some Empowering and Uplifting Thoughts from my Notes (from the brand new e-book THE WINNING WAY)

Article Title: Sharing Some Empowering and Uplifting Thoughts from my Notes (from the brand new e-book THE WINNING WAY)

Shared by: Craig Lock

Category (key words): Inspirational Quotes, Books, new books, The Winning Way, mind, mind-power, spiritual, spiritual writings, spiritual growth, inspiration, empowerment, words of empowerment

The submitter’s web sites are at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 and http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html

The submitter’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at https://grandprixchampion.wordpress.com/http://grandprixdrivermyblog.wordpress.com/ and http://craigsblogs.wordpress.

(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

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SHARING SOME EMPOWERING AND UPLIFTING THOUGHTS ( FROM THE WINNING WAY)

Submitter’s Note

These are some quotations and thoughts (some on “airey-fairey spiritual matters”), that I’ve collected* and “jotted down” on my computer. I’ll include them in my new book at Amazon, titled ‘The Winning Way’ at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006WQSGEI. Hope these words may be as encouraging, uplifting, empowering…and perhaps even “inspiring” to you as they are to me. So am sharing. Enjoy

* instead of stamps or bottle-tops

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The important thing in life is not to triumph but to compete…it’s not victory but combat…not to have vanquished but to have fought well…not winning but taking part.”

― Pierre de Coubertin (French Educator, primarily responsible for the revival of the Olympic Games in 1894. 1863-1937)

“Nothing inspires me more than than people who stand up and say,’ Yes, we can do anything. You don’t have to be special to achieve incredible things.”

Jessica Watson (Australian round-the-world sailor at age 17!)

The greatest mountain we need to climb lies in our our own minds”. It’s not the highest mountain that we conquer, but ourselves, our own mentality. Overcoming perceived limits to reach (attain) the pinnacle of our own minds.”

– craig (as inspired by the words of Sir Edmund Hillary, conquerer of Mount Everest (1919-2008)

True champions, like an Ayrton Senna, are able to find a new level (of performance) – when required, they have the ability to “dig deep” and find something very special inside themselves

‘The aim is to be in the Zone every time you get in the car. But that day Ayrton was somewhere else beyond the Zone…heaven”

– Lewis Hamilton

When (or perhaps if ever) you arrive in heaven, let faith 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

“I want to write the way Gilles Villeneuve drove and power-slid his blood-red Formula One Ferrari… with wild enthusiasm and a sense of abandonment, combined with the artists craft of a Stirling Moss, a Jim Clark, and especially that of the great Ayrton Senna, living on the razor-blade edge of life.”

“I want to write the way Australian Super-car driver, Craig Lowndes drives and power-slides his powerful V8 Holden Super-car… with wild enthusiasm and a sense of abandonment, yet combined with the artists craft and smooth style of a Jamie Whincup (craig’s team-mate), a Stirling Moss, a Jim Clark, and especially that of the great Ayrton Senna, living on the razor-blade edge of life.”

(thanks Craig and Jamie, for the great pleasure you give me watching “you guys” race here “across the ditch” on TV)

for dearest mom and dad, your spirits lives on (forever)
thanks for all the support, encouragement and especially love

“All the world will be happier and better, when the men and women have the souls of artists,, like that of an Ayrton Senna.

– craig (as inspired by Rodin’s famous words)

“They were like artists. What was envisioned in their minds happened on the pitch.”

– Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola on his teams spectacular performance in winning the recent world club championship

“I make art through using materials…and words are my tools.”

“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.”
– craig

“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.”

– Clyde Brolin writing in ‘Overdrive; Formula One in the Zone’

This is my favourite and sums up my message, my ‘little’ life…in trying to some small way break down barriers between peoples, societies and nations.

“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 confidanteto Michael Schumacher (and student of psychology). (With my little additional few words in brackets)

from a great book by Clyde Brolin ‘Overdrive: Formula One in the Zone’

www.overdrivef1.com and http://breakdownwalls.wordpress.com/

“For me, God is a Creative Presence (far greater and deeper than my own consciousness). A Presence that I can experience on earth and allows me to be all that I am able to become.”

– craig

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They already somehow know what you truly want to become.”

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt quotes (American 26th US President (1901-09), 18581919)

The important thing in life is not to triumph but to compete…it’s not victory but combat…not to have vanquished but to have fought well…not winning but taking part.”

― Pierre de Coubertin (French Educator, primarily responsible for the revival of the Olympic Games in 1894. 1863-1937)

“Those who say it’s impossible, should stand aside and make way for those who say: ‘With the right will, commitment, dedication, persistence, courage and especially faith, one sunny day IT’ IS POSSIBLE’!
– craig

“You get to the stage when your almost looking down on yourself. When you get into that state, it’s the best state ever.”

– Stirling Moss

From http://www.overdrivef1.com/news.html

“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.”

– Clyde Brolin writing in Overdrive; Formula One in the Zone

This is my favourite and sums up my message, my life…in trying in some small way to break down barriers between people.

“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 to Michael Schumacher (and student of psychology). (With my little additional few words in brackets)

“As we live and move and have our being, so from this vision, we create heaven in our own lives… and perhaps even heaven on earth.”

– craig (as inspired by Acts 17:28 and the words of Felicia Searcy)

“Art is at the highest reach of one’s creative imagination.”

“Your only limits are your own imagination.”

Leonardo da Vinci once said: “Art is never finished, only abandoned.”

“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 11/11/11

“I truly believe in the triumph of the human spirit; so love writing about and sharing stories of the resilience of humanity.”.

“I am Tamil, Sinhalese, Muslim and Burgher,” he concluded. “I am a Buddhist, a Hindu, a follower of Islam and Christianity. I am today, and always, proudly Sri Lankan.”

– champion Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara

Well said!

Man is a great wall builder
The Berlin Wall
The Wailing Wall of Jerusalem
But the wall most impregnable
Has a moat
flowing with fright
around his heart

A wall without windows for the spirit to breeze through
without a door for love to walk in.”

– OSWALD MTSHALI, Soweto (South African) poet
from ‘My Traitor’s Heart’ by Rian Malan (published by Vintage 1990)

http://breakdownwalls.wordpress.com/

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A FEW THOUGHTS OF WRITERS ON THE WRITING JOURNEY

“I write because I simply HAVE to”

“Writers help readers to see the world differently.”

“I write because something inside myself, inner and unconscious forces me to.” That is the first compulsion. The second is one of ethical and moral duty.”

“I write about and believe in the resilience of humanity- I truly believe in the triumph of the human spirit.”

– craig

The Story of the Four Candles

The Four Candles burned slowly.
Their ambiance was so soft you could hear them speak…

The first candle said, “I Am Peace, but these days, nobody wants to keep me lit.”
Then Peace’s flame slowly diminished and went out completely.

The second candle said, “I Am Faith, but these days, I am no longer indispensable.”
Then Faith’s flame slowly diminished and went out completely.

Sadly the third candle spoke, “I Am Love and I haven’t the strength to stay lit any longer.”
“People put me aside and don’t understand my importance.

They even forget to love those who are nearest to them.”
And waiting no longer, Love went out completely.

Suddenly…

A child entered the room and saw the three candles no longer burning.

The child began to cry,

“Why are you not burning? You are supposed to stay lit until the end.”

Then the Fourth Candle spoke gently to the little boy,

“Don’t be afraid, for I Am Hope, and while I still burn,

we can re-light the other candles.”

With shining eyes, the child took the Candle of Hope

and lit the other three candles.

Never let the Flame of Hope go out.

With Hope in your life, no matter how bad things may be,

 

Peace, Faith and Love may shine brightly once again.

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

“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
craig

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.

The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at:http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 and http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html

‘The Winning Way’ is available at at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006WQSGE

The submitter’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at https://grandprixchampion.wordpress.com/http://grandprixdrivermyblog.wordpress.com/ and http://craigsblogs.wordpress.

“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”)

“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”

THESE THOUGHTS MAY BE FREELY PUBLISHED

May you all see God’s light on the path (road) up ahead

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3 Responses to “Sharing Some Empowering and Uplifting Thoughts from my Notes (from the brand new e-book THE WINNING WAY)”

  1. craiglock Says:

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  2. craiglock Says:

    Hi

    CAN’T KEEP UP…BUT THANKS FOR THE “THANX” and the kind words.

    MANY MORE COMMENTS OVERNIGHT (many hundreds already on this blog and many, many thousands and thousands on my other blogs…so hope it’s not slowing down your loading speed!)
    Am having to remove some and so sorry can’t reply individually, but DO try to read as many as possible daily
    so “thanks for the thanx”

    “As we live and move and have our being, so from this vision, we create heaven in our own lives… and perhaps even heaven on earth.”
    – craig (as inspired by Acts 17:28 and the words of Felicia Searcy)

    “Aim at the earth and you may not get off the ground.
    “Aim at the stars and you may reach the moon.”
    “Aim at heaven and you’ll have earth thrown in…
    and you may even hit the stars.”
    – craig (as inspired by the famous quote by CS Lewis – 24th May 2012)

    “When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
    – Leonardo da Vinci

    “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 and earth will pause to say,
    here lived a great street sweeper
    who did his job well.”
    – Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.

    The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4
    and http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html

    All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
    MINE!

    The submitter’s motor racing blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at http://grandprixdriver.wordpress.com

    https://grandprixchampion.wordpress.com/ http://grandprixdrivermyblog.wordpress.com/ http://www.sportforpeace.wordpress.com and

    http://craigsblogs.wordpress.

    Together, one mind, one heart, one life at a time, lets see how many people we can impact, encourage, empower and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”

    PPS
    So instead of trying to reply to each one of “you good people out there”, I’ll just keep on writing

    “If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I’d just type a little faster.”

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  3. Sharing Some Empowering and Uplifting Thoughts from my Notes (from the brand new e-book THE WINNING WAY) | Inside the Mind of a Grand Prix champion Says:

    Kasie Mastrolia

    The important thing in life is not to triumph but to compete…it’s not victory but combat…not to have vanquished but to have fought well…not winning but taking part.” ― Pierre de Coubertin (French Educator, primarily responsible for the revival of the O…

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