A “Review”: Hope, Love, Dream, Believe, Peace (from the words and inspiration of Desmond Tutu)

Love, Hope, Dreams, Believe, Peace (by Desmond Tutu)

Love, Hope, Dreams, Believe, Peace (by Desmond Tutu)

Article Title: A “Review”: Hope, Love, Dream, Believe, Peace (from the words and inspiration of Desmond Tutu)

Shared by: Craig Lock

Category/Key Words: Desmond Tutu, Hope, Love, Dream, Believe, Peace, Inspiration, Words of Inspiration and Empowerment, South Africa

Web sites: 

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=%22craig+lock%22&sitesearch_type=STORE

http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books and  http://goo.gl/vTpjk

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

Other articles by Craig are available at: http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/user/15565and http://www.ideamarketers.com/library/profile.cfm?writerid=981

(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:

All my articles may be freely published, electronically or in print. In this article please acknowledge the source, ‘Hope, Love, Dream, Believe, Peace from the words andinspiration of Desmond Tutu’.

*

A “REVIEW”: HOPE, LOVE, DREAM, BELIEVE, PEACE (from the words and inspiration of Desmond Tutu)

Submitter’s Note:

Craig was privileged to hear Desmond Tutu speak many times (

Love, Hope, Dreams, Believe, Peace (by Desmond Tutu)

Love, Hope, Dreams, Believe, Peace (by Desmond Tutu)

and has been collecting (and been ‘inspired by’) the churchman’s most uplifting and inspirational thoughts and quotations over many years. I was kindly given the gift of this great series of booklets from the words and inspiration of the former Archbishop of Cape Town, so am sharing a few thoughts from the great little book ‘BELIEVE’ (together with a few of my own) in the spirit of encouraging and uplifting others… because , I believe it’s in the small things we do that make a difference in the world. So ENJOY….

*

from

HOPE LOVE DREAM

BELIEVE PEACE

(published by Ubuntu, which roughly translated, means humanity towards others, ie. “I am because of who and what we ALL are”)

The 20th century’s most remarkable humanitarians. Take inspiration from the African concept ‘ubuntu’, which shows that the only way we can ever be human is together. The only way we can be free is together. Each book is founded on the work and example of one of the 20th century’s most remarkable humanitarians. I think these books are available from major booksellers and at Amazon. Royalties (kindly) to Tygerburg Children’s Hospital and Philani Clinic in Cape Town . Thanks Archbishop Tutu for sharing your great generosity of spirit throughout your life.

craig

*

SUCCESS

“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

THE POWER OF LOVE

EQUALITY IS ESSENTIAL TO HUMAN LIFE AND WELL-BEING.

A Ministry (Mission) of Reconciliation (the mission of Jesus)

“To love someone more dearly every day To help some wandering child to find its way To ponder over noble thoughts and pray And smile when evening galls. To seek the Truth as blind men long for light To do our best from dawn till night To keep our hearts fit for His Holy sight And answer when He calls.”

“We are true witnesses, if we are on the side of the weak, the powerless, the exploited.” (Just as Jesus was a voice for the “voiceless”.)

“If I diminish you, I diminish myself.”

“I am what I am because of what we all are.” A person is a person through other persons. We need other human beings in order to be human. I am because other people are.

If we could but recognise our common humanity, that we do belong together, that our destinies are bound up in one another’s, that we can be free only together, that we can be human only together, then a glorious world would come into being where all of us lived harmoniously together as members of one family, the human family. Differences are not intended to seperate, to alienate. We are different precisely in order to realise our need of one another.

People are really wonderful. The only way we can survive is together, black and white; the only way we can be truly human is together, black and white.

Let us come together and be one, let us be people of peace, let us be people of harmony.”

Those who forget the past, as many have pointed out, are doomed to repeat it.

One has got to say to our people, ‘I love you, I care for you, enormously.’ And when I care about black liberation, it is because I care about white liberation.

*

HOPE

We humans can tolerate suffering, but we cannot tolerate meaninglessness (As Viktor Frankl said in his book ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’)..

At times of despair, we must learn to see with new eyes.

*

PEACE

“Peace without justice is an impossibility.

Peace involves inevitable righteousness, justice, wholesomeness, fullness of life, participation in decision making, goodness, laughter, joy, compassion, sharing and reconciliation.

“Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light… and where there is sadness, joy. I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.”

– St Francis of Assisi (thanks, dearest mom for sharing those inspirational words with me)

“God needs human beings ‘working’ in partnership to help make peace become a reality in the world. God works through the hands and minds of ‘ordinary people’, who attempt extraordinary things through making ‘seemingly unrealistic’ decisions and are sustained by the amazing power of faith.”

– c

Thanks for being such a channel of inspiration and hope… and an instrument of peace (even at times of severe provocation) throughout your life, Archbishop Tutu

*

FORGIVENESS

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act – it is an attitude of mind.”

– Martin Luther King

Forgiveness gives us the capacity to make a new start… And forgiveness is the grace by which you enable the other person to get up with dignity to begin anew…In the act of forgiveness we are declaring our faith in the future of a relationship and in the capacity of the wrongdoer to change.

‘For true reconciliation is a deeply personal matter. It can only happen between persons who assert their own personhood and who acknowledge and respect that of others.’

– Extract from a speech given at Steve Biko’s funeral, September 1977

We have a capacity to feed all and yet millions starve, because we seem to lack the moral and political will to do what we know is right.

It is unity we are talking about, not uniformity. What is needed is to respect one another’s points of view as a ‘person of integrity’. Our maturity will be judged by how well we are able to agree to disagree and yet continue to love (and respect) one another…and to cherish one another and seek the greater good of the other.” (Inaugeration as first black Archbishop of Cape Town, Sept 1988)

Instead of separation and division, all distinctions make for a rich diversity to be celebrated for the sake of the unity that underlies them. We are different, so that we can know our need of one another.”

“When you forgive (another person or country), you empty your mind of negative thoughts (perhaps even thoughts as strong as hate). Then the infinite Spirit of God makes a fresh space in our hearts to allow new positive feelings to take their place.. to pour into our hearts. The ‘freed’ person then moves forward with a new spirit…which takes root in people’s minds, hearts, spirits and even in the deepest recesses of their souls.” – craig

A last thought…. LET YOUR LIFE BE A LIVING EPISTLE TO GOD

And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” – John 8:32

“To everything there is a season, A time for everything under heaven. A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant, And a time to pluck what is planted; A time to kill, And a time to heal; A time to break down, And a time to build up; A time to weep, And a time to laugh; A time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, And a time to gather stones; A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing. A time to gain, And a time to lose; A time to weep and a time to throw away; A time to tear, And a time to sew; A time to keep silence, And a time to speak; A time to love, And a time to hate; A time of war, And a time of peace.”

-Ecclesiastes 3

Shared by craig

Shine YOUR own bright light on humanity.

About the submitter:

Craig believes in (and loves) sharing information and insights to try to make a difference in the world: to help and especially encourage people along life’s magical journey … and that brings him the greatest joy. He believes in the great potential of every human being in the journey of life and loves to encourage people to share their individual spirits, so that they become all that they are CAPABLE of being.
The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at 

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/B005GGMAW4https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=%22craig+lock%22&sitesearch_type=STORE

http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books and  http://goo.gl/vTpjk

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

“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.”

THESE THOUGHTS MAY BE FREELY PUBLISHED (with acknowledgment to the source, thanks)

——————————————————————————–

Advertisements

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

4 Responses to “A “Review”: Hope, Love, Dream, Believe, Peace (from the words and inspiration of Desmond Tutu)”

  1. Mysteries of Ancient Egypt Says:

    Thank you for this blog post, it was just what I was searching for. There is so much information here, so I thank you so much for enlightening my mind.

    Like

  2. craiglock Says:

    Hi

    MANY MORE COMMENTS OVERNIGHT ( thousands already)
    so having to remove some to “make space in cyberspace”
    “Total non-techno”

    craig

    Firstly, thanks for the feedback to you all, and this article and web site has really “seemed to have struck a chord” with so many of you “out there in cyberspace.”. However, it also means that I’m being swamped by “spam/thanks mail”

    So I can’t post ALL the messages I get each day, though I do try to read each one.

    Still I’m pleased you readers are enjoying these thoughts (why I write) and I do APPRECIATE the feedback. Will try to read as many responses as I can each day.
    and approve a few each day (seeing you’ve taken the “trouble” to write in and say ‘thanks’). I really DO appreciate the positive feedback – the reason I write my various articles and books (at http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4) is to share

    To answer a few questions (I’m “snowed under”, so sorry, don’t have resources as a “one man band” to answer you individually)
    * I don’t have time to look at other web sites or comment on design (I know nothing about that. To the few who are complaining about the occasional spelling mistake, I “don’t major in minor details”.
    ”Man invented language in order to satisfy his need to complain.”
    – Canadian linguist Steven Pinker

    * All my articles may be freely reproduced (sorry don’t have time write for other websites), as I’m busy writing a few books at the moment
    I put most of my focus into my books, so have no idea how to add sound, video, etc to the blog…to make it better.
    * please feel free to link to the web site or my other wordpress blogs at http://craigsblogs.wordpress.com should you wish, but I have no time to do links
    * You may not believe this, but I’m a “total non-techno”, so know, NOTHING about web site design, feeds, etc. And lay-out is not one of my strong points. I just write and posted on the blog! How I got am where I am is a “miracle” . And no one would believe the story (only those who have true faith)! BELIEVE it (first) … then you’ll see it!
    “Believing is seeing.”
    (BEFORE the event)

    * I don’t have a newsletter to subscribe to
    * Will try to post articles from time to time, but all my writings are available at http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/user/15565 and http://www.ideamarketers.com/library/profile.cfm?writerid=981
    (Personal growth, self help, writing, internet marketing, spiritual, ‘spiritual writings’ (how ‘airey-fairey’), words of inspiration. Please feel free to use

    Thanks again for the understanding

    craig

    PPS
    thanks for the understanding and I DO really appreciate your “writing in”
    “Thanks for the thanks”

    “When (or 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

    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 2 am!

    Time to sleep then back to my books at http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

    PPS: Don’t worry about the world ending today…
    it’s already tomorrow in “little” scenic and tranquil New Zealand

    “Here was a light behind the despair, beyond the darkness. At first a flicker of an ember, just a tiny pin-prick of dawning possibilities. Then burning slowly, brightly and bigger, a glimmer, a candle in the blackness of despair, which gave off just enough of a glow (luminescence?) to light a path. And so show the rest of us the way ahead… a path to endless possibilities…from the darkness into the eternal light.” as adapted (slightly) from Rian Malan’s powerful words in ‘My Traitor’s Heart’

    From “It’s Always Darkest Before the Dawn”

    PPS
    I’m a “total non-techno” (believe it or not) who knows nothing about web site design, loading pages, etc; so don’t want to slow your loading speed with the thousands of comments (if it affects). However, may approve a few comments each day (if I get time!) then leave them up say 24 hours, so as many people as “poss” get a chance to give their opinion and readers can get a feel of the threads in readers comments. In the meantime I’ll continue writing my books at

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

    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.”

    “Life is God’s novel. Let him write it.”
    – Isaac Bashevis Singer

    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“Let not our beliefs, but our shared humanity define us.”

    https://peacepursuit.wordpress.com/
    http://breakdownwalls.wordpress.com/

    Together, one mind, one heart at a time, let’s march into a bright new tomorrow
    “Talent develops in tranquillity, character in the full current of human life.”
    – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    Like

  3. Oknopol Czestochowa Says:

    This site is really a walk-by way of for all the data you needed about this and didn’t know who to ask. Glimpse here, and also you’ll definitely discover it.

    Like

  4. http://www.youtube.com/user/stampedconcretenhma Says:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/stampedconcretenhma

    A “Review”: Hope, Love, Dream, Believe, Peace (from the words and inspiration of Desmond Tutu) | Working, Striving towards a more Peaceful World “I WRITE, I DREAM!”

    Like

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: