Long March (Walk) to Freedom, Long Road to Peace

 

Article Title: Long March (Walk) to Freedom, Long Road to Peace

Submitted by: Craig Lock
Category (key words): Freedom, democracy, peace, pursuit of peace, the “race of life”, books, new books
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Web sites: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html

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

Other Articles 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 and money management, how boring now, craig)

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“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”

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LONG WALK TO FREEDOM, LONG ROAD TO PEACE

MY GREATEST RACE

Dedicated to the striving for and recognition of peace (and pursuit of peace) … or at least a better and more peaceful world.

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MY GREATEST RACE: THE “RACE OF LIFE”

Submitter’s Note:
These are some notes and thoughts (some from authors unknown) that I’ve jotted down over the years (i may include them in a new book on the spiritual journey), that I’ll share with you. Enjoy…

The principles you live by create the world you live in.

A Creed (to live by):

* Treat ALL people with respect
* be responsible and accountable (for our actions)
* Do your best
* Never give up
* Don’t take life too seriously
* Be aware : Every problem has a spiritual solution.

* Do the greatest good for the highest number of people (without being too much of a “Mr Goody Goody Two Shoes”)

I write to impel some kind of ACTION in readers.
I try to show the extra-ordinary in ‘ordinary’ (what’s that?) lives, as revealed by strength of character, the courage and especially the immense generosity of spirit of so many ordinary people, as they struggle with what is called the journey of life.
I want to write true stories *, inspiring a thread (or threads) of hope and especially the power of LOVE (no ‘Mills and Boon type stories, now please, craig). Stories of renewal and
transformation, a new heart… “From Seeds Of Hope (planting) to Endless Possibilities, Far and New Horizons“.

* Also themes of justice, hope, peace and especially love.

“Together, one mind, one life at a time, let’s see how many people we can impact, encourage, empower, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.
Change YOUR world and you help change THE world… for the better.”

“Our goal in life is to create the perfect conditions for the full flowering of our essential self?? “
Knowing that you have made a difference will keep you strong.
Each one of us can choose to do the highest good for the greatest number of people.
Sow plentiful seeds to break down barriers…one mind, one heart, one soul, one life at a time.
Know where you WANT to be.
Many small (yet significant) steps by many ‘ordinary’ (what’s that?) will eventual reach their destination.
Let Your spirit shine through these words
Embrace the light.

“To all who believe in love
Let your light shine”
– anon

“Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.”
– Hebrews 12.1

” I press towards the goal of the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
– Philippians 3:14

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SHARING A FEW THOUGHTS ON “WORKING TOWARDS A MORE PEACEFUL WORLD
(from my notes)

The Road (Way) to Peace:

Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth and hatred with love.

When we can talk together, we will realise that our likenesses are so much greater than our differences; however great our differences may seem.

Peace begins WITHIN

“Peace doesn’t mean the absence of conflict, but involves reaching across our differences to find a way to resolve conflict. And there are so many ways to do that now – whether you’re talking about conflict with your neighbours, within families, or internationally.”
– the words of Alyn Ware, New Zealand peace campaigner

Jesus related to all societies and people – the common fabric of humanity. He was “a voice for the voiceless”. The life-changing power of Jesus.

He had a passion for peace, mutual tolerance interaction between different faiths and respect for all.

God needs human beings in partnership to help peace become a reality for others. We are then choosing hope over fear, unity over division.

“Those whom you want to change, you must first love.”
– Dr Martin Luther King, Jnr

Reconciliation:

This must not simply be a ‘feel-good’ concept; but can be implemented in many practical ways and will only be achieved by a process of social and economic transformation. As in South Africa, only this will eradicate disparities between groups and ensure an on-going process, the long journey of reconciliation between diverse cultures and peoples.

New Zealand could and should be much bolder in promoting peace, human rights and social justice.

“The only solution will come about when all religious adherants of all flavours awake to an expanded explanation (or rather “experience”) of the reality in which we all exist.”
– RT Clarke, Titirangi, Auckland, New Zealand (writing in the New Zealand Herald)

“Though small and geographically isolated, New Zealand is one of the first countries to see the light of the new day… and perhaps this light helps (and has helped) NZ to lead and inspire the world on many diverse issues.”

“One’s inseparable relationship with God leads to true security, health, joy… and especially peace of mind.”
Shared by craig, who is currently “working on” and writing a true story ‘Long Walk (Road) to Peace’
“Together, one mind, one soul, one life at a time, let’s march together towards a better future…a far brighter tomorrow”Let Your spirit shine through these words. Embrace the light.
About the author:
Craig 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.
www.craiglockbooks.com

The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” (including ‘Long Walk (Road) to Peace’’) are available at : http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 ttp://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.htmlhttp://creativekiwis.com/index.php/books/74-craigs-books and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children – MINE!

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

“Together, one mind, one life at a time, let’s see how many people we can impact, encourage, empower, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.

Change YOUR world and you help change THE world… for the better.”

PPS (A long one!)

Christ chose US, the ‘little ordinary people’ to go out and change the world… for the better. He doesn’t have a Plan B. It’s up to us to implement His plan A, being the ears, eyes and hands of Christ to help heal a hurting world… today.

As ambassadors for Christ, we are instruments of peace.

Let Your spirit shine through these words. Embrace the light.

“Lord, make me a channel for your peace, a window for your light to shine through to everyone I meet.”

“My life is my message.”
– Gandhi (who took the message of Christ to the Indian people – his strategy:non-violent resistance)

“As the Father sent me, I also sent you.”
– John 20:27

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.” (Matthew 5:9)

“Together, one mind, one soul, one life at a time, let’s march together towards a better future…a far brighter tomorrow”

 

May you all see God’s bright light on the road up ahead

 

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