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A Book “Review: The ‘New Middle East’ by Shimon Peres (Part Three)

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A New Book: To the End of the Rainbow

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A New Book: To the End of the Rainbow http://craiglock.wordpress.com/tag/to-the-end-of-the-rainbow/

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Sharing Some Uplifting Thoughts from Dr Norman Vincent Peale

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KALK BAY (from the new book ‘Stirling’, a story, stories of hope) KALK BAY (from the new book ‘Stirling’, a story, stories of hope) Kalk Bay harbour Kalk Bay , Cape Town (from http://kalkbaystjamesratepayers.wordpress.com) KALK BAY (from the new book ‘Stirling’, … Continue reading

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


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

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A ‘REVIEW’: ‘From Seeds of Hope to Endless Possibilities …A New Age’

Article Title: A ‘REVIEW’: ‘From Seeds of Hope to Endless Possibilities …A New Age’Key Words (tags): Inspiration , hope, peace, pursuit of peace, books, new books, book review, book extract, empowerment Web Sites: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock&sort=relevance&ie=UTF8&qid and http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html The submitter’s blogs (with … Continue reading

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‘BEYOND THE MIRACLE’ by Allister Sparks

“With its wildly diverse population, South Africa is an exciting place to live; because it is at the cutting edge of so many of the world’s most challenging problems.”
– Allister Sparks writing in ‘Beyond the Miracle’ *
* and published by Jonathan Ball Publishers Pty Ltd
Submitter’s Note: Here are my notes from the excellent book Beyond the Miracle by former South African journalist Allister Sparks, which I’ve been researching and studying for many years. Many quotes have been taken directly from this fascinating book and are hereby acknowledged. I truly believe that the lessons (valuable) learned in South Africa’s transformation, with “the negotiated revolution” can be applied to countries in turmoil in today’s uncertain world – model for the present and the future. So I’m sharing in the spirit of “believing in ‘Beyond a/the Miracle”.
craig October 2013

“He (Mandela) pulled the country out of the abyss and placed it on the pedestal of hope.”
So often in this land of contradictions, even in its darkest corners there are inspiring rays of light.
“It is not given to every generation that it should be present during and participate in the act of creation.”
– Thabo Mbeki, former Vice President, then later President of South Africa in April 1997
“The change that has taken place in South Africa was brought about not by some Damascus Road revelation, but by ordinary , fallible human beings, who ultimately recognized that they had been cast together by forces of history that could not be undone…and that in the final analysis, they were dependent on one another to a degree that they could either live together or perish together, and who then followed the painful and difficult logic of that recognition.”
– fine writing by Allister Sparks in Beyond the Miracle

“South Africa should put the freedom of its press and media at the top of its priorities as a democracy. A bad press which is free is preferable to a technically good, but subservient press.”
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The Capacity for Hope

It (the book) probes our indomitable will to survive and the capacity for hope. It’s all about the survival of hope, as well as The source from which humanity derives its hope: Spirit (Infinite Spirit), within oneself, The Ultimate Source, God (the Lord), … Continue reading

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Sharing A Few New Inspirational and Uplifting Thoughts (from My Notes)

Article Title: Sharing A Few New Inspirational and Uplifting Thoughts (from My Notes) Shared by: Craig Lock Category (key words): Inspirational quotes, quotations, thoughts, “inspiration, spiritual”, inspirational writings. writing, motor racing, in the Zone, faith, belief, Jesus, champion, champions, books, … Continue reading

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