Three lessons Madiba taught us, according to Obama

July 18, 2018

Nelson Mandela: My Inspiration (and "Inspirator")

Barack Obama delivered the 16th annual Nelson Mandela lecture, calling for persistence in the pursuit of democracy

Sources: Three lessons Madiba taught us, according to Obama

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2018/07/17/three-lessons-madiba-taught-us-according-to-obama/

+

https://www.facebook.com/craig.lock.31

https://www.facebook.com/Uplift-Encourage-and-Inspire-479972392393133

and

https://www.facebook.com/journowriter/

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

PS

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”

– Calvin Coolidge from

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2018/07/17/three-lessons-madiba-taught-us-according-to-obama/

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pictures from

www.capetownmypictures.wordpress.com

https://capetownphotopictures.wordpress.com/

www.sawriter.wordpress.com

www.mandelamadiba.wordpress.com

www.onetaleoftwocities.wordpress.com

www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

and

http://www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

dawn-best“Together, one heart, one mind, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant the seeds of hope for a better and brighter future… then together let’s walk towards it.”

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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

July 12, 2018

Craig's Quotes

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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

wise and powerful words by anthropologist Margaret Mead

http://www.peacepursuit.wordpress.com

Even ONE person can make a difference – YOU!

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

“Together, one heart, one mind, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant the seeds of hope for a better and brighter future… then together let’s walk towards it.”

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pictures from http://www.mandelamadiba.wordpress.com

http://www.sawriter.wordpress.com

and

https://internationalcorrespondent.wordpress.com

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Pictures (great) by my old friend John (“the world’s third worst photographer”, so he calls himself), but whose photographic talents I definitely  do NOT possess)!

from

www.capetownmypictures.wordpress.com

https://capetownphotopictures.wordpress.com/

www.sawriter.wordpress.com

www.mandelamadiba.wordpress.com

www.onetaleoftwocities.wordpress.com

www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

and

https://awritersdreams.wordpress.com/

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pictures from

http://www.peacepursuit.wordpress.com

Shared by c, “the world’s absolutely worst photographer, but incorrigible encourager and people-builder* ”

*not houses and or bridges…

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Farmlands: South Africa Farm Murder Documentary

July 9, 2018

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…”

June 30, 2018

Together...Let's Break (Tear) Down Walls (Barriers) and Build Bridges of Understanding

from
from a new book craig is currently researching and writing ‘Racing and Writing in the Zone’

see
https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2018/06/25/its-a-kind-of-magic-2/
and
https://inspiringvideo.wordpress.com/2018/06/25/its-a-kind-of-magic-2/

This is one of my favourite thoughts and sums up my message, my “little” 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…

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“Peace: It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. it means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.”

June 30, 2018

Dr Jordan Peterson on getting through the darkest of places

June 26, 2018

https://achampionofhope.wordpress.com/2018/06/26/dr-jordan-peterson-on-getting-through-the-darkest-of-places/

and

https://inspiringvideo.wordpress.com/2018/06/26/dr-jordan-peterson-on-getting-through-the-darkest-of-places/

Also see

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/inquirer/there-is-always-tomorrow-jordan-peterson-offers-four-reasons-to-choose-life/news-story/b7947b3acdb9cfc8c67f520ed6382570

PPS

“Peace: It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise .

from a Google search (thanks for rescuing me from “sheer utter chaos”, Big G!

* (and by that I’m referring to both God and Google, but probably far more the first)

https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=peace+does+not+mean+craig+lock&rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ782NZ782&oq=peace+does+not+mean+craig+lock&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i64.12878j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

 

“There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountain-top of our desires.”

June 21, 2018

Craig's Quotes

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“There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountain-top of our desires.”

from https://longroadtopeace.wordpress.com/category/nelson-mandela-quotes/

and http://www.mandelamadiba.wordpress.com

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“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.”
“A writer’s dreams
from
 www.onetaleoftwocities.wordpress.com

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A Hero Story

June 21, 2018

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”

― Harriet Tubman

God's Whispers of Truth

Harriet Tubman was born a slave around the year 1820 on a Maryland plantation. As a child she was taught the Bible by her godly parents but they were never allowed, being slaves, to gather in a group for church.

When Harriet, nicknamed “Minty” was 13, she suffered a severe blow to the head from a two pound weight being thrown at her. The weight was intended to hit another but she stepped in the way, and suffered a traumatic brain injury (probably frontal lobe) making her unconscious for days. For months she slipped in and out of a ‘stupor’ yet a constant prayer remained on her lips.

Her wound finally healed but for the rest of her life Harriet suffered terrible headaches and had moments where she would suddenly black out for a few minutes or hours. Sometimes during a conversation she would black out only to awaken to…

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“All our dreams can come true…if we have the desire (burning), determination, courage, passion, purpose, persistence and patience* to pursue them (and it’s often through the very dark places where they may lead)…long enough.”

June 14, 2018

peeping Tom, er sorry dawn

picture from http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

and

https://awritersdreams.wordpress.com/

via “All our dreams can come true…if we have the desire (burning), determination, courage, passion, purpose, persistence and patience* to pursue them (and it’s often through the very dark places where they may lead)…long enough.”

and

https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2014/11/11/all-our-dreams-can-come-trueif-we-have-the-desire-burning-courage-passion-persistence-and-patience-to-pursue-themlong-enough/

PS

Peace is not something you wish for; it’s something you work for, hope 

from

https://internationalcorrespondent.wordpress.com/2018/06/14/children-suffer-as-war-famine-devastate-yemen/

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

“Together, one heart, one mind, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant the seeds of hope for a better and brighter future… then together let’s walk towards it.”

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pictures from http://www.mandelamadiba.wordpress.com

http://www.sawriter.wordpress.com

and

https://internationalcorrespondent.wordpress.com

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Pictures (great) by my old friend John (“the world’s third worst photographer”, so he calls himself), but whose photographic talents I definitely  do NOT possess)!

from

www.capetownmypictures.wordpress.com

https://capetownphotopictures.wordpress.com/

www.sawriter.wordpress.com

www.mandelamadiba.wordpress.com

www.onetaleoftwocities.wordpress.com

www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

and

https://awritersdreams.wordpress.com/

 

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Shared by c, “the world’s absolutely worst photographer, but incorrigible encourager and people-builder* ”

*not houses and or bridges, thank goodness!

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Children suffer as war, famine devastate Yemen

June 14, 2018

The International Correspondent: Journalism for Peace (Peace Pursuit)

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https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/children-suffer-as-war-famine-devastate-yemen-1205899331585

and

https://www.aljazeera.com/video/news/2017/08/yemen-brink-famine-cholera-epidemic-170802141813530.html

from Google searches (my “filing system”- thanks for rescuing me from “sheer utter chaos”, Big G)!

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and

https://www.google.co.nz/search?rlz=1C1CHBD_enNZ767NZ767&ei=BaMiW8_KFoKi8AXRw6t4&q=yemen+interview+starvation+children&oq=yemen+interview+starvation+children&gs_l=psy-ab.3…6545.17143.0.19227.18.15.0.0.0.0.606.3986.2-4j4j2j1.11.0….0…1c.1.64.psy-ab..7.1.297…35i39k1.0.E5l-ULgg1HE

Image result for yemen interview starvation save the children“Together, one heart, one mind, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant the seeds of hope for a better and brighter future… then together let’s walk towards it.”

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pictures from http://www.mandelamadiba.wordpress.com

http://www.sawriter.wordpress.com

and

https://peacepursuit.wordpress.com

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