IF (by Rudyard Kipling): If you can keep your head when all about you  Are losing theirs and blaming it on you…”

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and

http://www.championdad.wordpress.com

(Rewards and Fairies)

 

If you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
    If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
    And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
    And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
    Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
    If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
    And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!
Source: A Choice of Kipling’s Verse (1943)
see

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2017/10/28/if-by-rudyard-kipling-if-you-can-keep-your-head/

and

https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/if-rudyard-kiplings-poem-recitation-by-sir-michael-caine-2
from a Google search (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “Big G”)…
and I mean God (far more than Google)… but then perhaps I should thank both!

https://www.google.com/search?q=if+kipling+craig+lock&rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&oq=if+kipling+craig+lock&aqs=chrome..69i57.10295j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

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“I do not choose to be a common man…”

BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

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and/or Thomas Paine??

“My Creed (The Entrepreneur’s Creed)

I do not choose to be a common man,
It is my right to be uncommon … if I can,
I seek opportunity … not security.
I do not wish to be a kept citizen.
Humbled and dulled by having the
State look after me.
I want to take the calculated risk;
To dream and to build.
To fail and to succeed.
I refuse to barter incentive for a dole;
I prefer the challenges of life
To the guaranteed existence;
The thrill of fulfillment
To the stale calm of Utopia.
I will not trade freedom for beneficence
Nor my dignity for a handout
I will never cower before any master
Nor bend to any threat.
It is my heritage to stand erect.
Proud and unafraid;
To think and act for myself,
To enjoy the benefit of my creations
And to face the…

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Put Yourself First

“Passion is the fire that lights the fire within” … or something like that!

Go With Noni

There is a fire I believe I was born with. A fire that is better known as passion. Passion for freedom, passion for love, passion for travel, passion for meaningful relationships, passion for the love that comes with being surrounded by the people I love and appreciate. Such things, to me, bring some sort of alignment and a deep, quiet feeling of serenity. It is in these moments when my higher self whispers “This is it.”

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I can almost picture the smile on her face. The joy in her heart. I feel the alignment in my soul and not to mention the shouts of happiness and laughter I let out. In those breathtaking situations, I find myself holding my breath. My soul takes that breath and it breathes. That is how I know what is important to me- what sets my heart on fire. I long to preserve those feelings. If…

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“God creates us with different gifts …”

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com › 2018/01/24 › god-creates-us-with-differ…

from a Google search (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “Big G”)…
and I mean God (far more than Google)… but then perhaps I should thank both!

https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&sxsrf=ACYBGNR9gh-fnIc_fQlnd5qI_ty-o7wl4Q%3A1572108431487&ei=j3i0XdSvHcTb9QPujaDYAg&q=god+creates+us+with+different+gifts+craig+lock&oq=god+creates+us+with+different+gifts+craig+lock&gs_l=psy-ab.3…37036.52865..56242…0.0..0.245.5524.0j5j21……0….1..gws-wiz…….33i10.tZYAdfY9bdQ&ved=0ahUKEwiUs-2ksLrlAhXEbX0KHe4GCCsQ4dUDCAs&uact=5

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https://www.google.com/search?  rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&sxsrf=ACYBGNRXVPrbU4AuF71cnOaCrLIaR_ttqQ%3A1572131607328&ei=F9O0XeHaE46v9QO81oiYBw&q=light+sacred+vision+craig+lock&oq=light+sacred+vision+craig+lock&gs_l=psy-ab.3..33i160l5.4702.8744..9230…0.0..0.316.2489.0j1j9j1……0….1..gws-wiz…….33i22i29i30j33i21.WQeW2b_T_N0&ved=0ahUKEwihwvrPhrvlAhWOV30KHTwrAnMQ4dUDCAs&uact=5

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“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure…”

BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

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“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, ‘who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking;
so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.”
– Marianne Williamson

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“When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.”

 

from a Google search (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos”  # – thanks “Big G”)…
and I mean God (far more than Google)… but then perhaps I should thank both!

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=when+you+were+born+craig+lock

+ my tribute to mom at her funeral

http://www.momsgarden.wordpress

RIP, dearest mom

You rest whilst I work (for a change!)

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The Sound of Silence (by Simon and Garfunkel)

Inspirational videos

Man on beach sunrise

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https://writencreate.wordpress.com/2018/09/23/the-sound-of-silence/

and

http://www.craigswritingjourney.wordpress.com
from a Google search (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “Big G”)…
and I mean God (far more than Google)… but then perhaps I should thank both!
https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=where+do+we+find+peace+craig+lock

The Sound of Silence from
https://www.google.com/search?q=sound+of+silence+craig+lock&rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&oq=sound+of+silence+craig+lock&aqs=chrome..69i57.13768j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

WHERE do we find peace?

“Where do we find peace? Peace is in the rosy softness of a new dawn breaking. It’s the sound of the wind across the mountain peak, the quiet and mystical beauty of a snow-flake drifting silence downward to a land blanketed in white. Peace is the elusive Kingdom of the Soul.”

https://beyondthezonespirit.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/where-do-we-fi/

and

http://www.momsgarden.wordpress.com

pictures (below) from

https://thedriverthenurseandthewriterdotcom.wordpress.com/

http://www.thedriverthenurseandthewriter.wordpress.com

http://www.writencreate.wordpress.com

and

http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

picture (below) from

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2019/10/24/craigs-writing-thoughts-quotes/

‘Write, create, innovate’

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Craig’s Writing Thoughts/Quotes

Write (Writing) in the Zone

Thoughts on ‘The Writing Journey’

Just collecting some of my writing thoughts/quotes (quite a ‘mission’), that I may turn into a book. ‘Oh no’ – not another one, please c!

Following on from

“I make art through writing and words are my tools.”

“I want to write with a sense of wild abandonment ‘power-sliding through life’”

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2018/01/05/i-want-to-write-with-a-sense-of-wild-abandonment-power-sliding-through-life-3/

“If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.”

“I don’t want to live a balanced life, I just want to write.”

from Google searches (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “Big G”)…
and I mean God (far more than Google)… but then perhaps I should thank both!

https://www.google.com/search?sxsrf=ACYBGNQjPx0Hb71GY17_LxFtX6yWYaqW9A%3A1571894355896&source=hp&ei=UzSxXYGjNN7Zz7sP3PGL2A0&q=I+want+to+write+craig+lock&oq=I+want+to+write+craig+lock&gs_l=psy-ab.3..33i160.2036.17293..18184…1.0..1.1061.8961.0j10j10j0j1j1j2j2……0….1..gws-wiz…….0i131j0j35i39j0i10j0i22i30j33i22i29i30.jR2hRrj5rMQ&ved=0ahUKEwjBmNLlkrTlAhXe7HMBHdz4AtsQ4dUDCAU&uact=5

https://www.google.com/search?sxsrf=ACYBGNQjPx0Hb71GY17_LxFtX6yWYaqW9A%3A1571894355896&source=hp&ei=UzSxXYGjNN7Zz7sP3PGL2A0&q=writing+thoughts+craig+lock&oq=writing+thoughts+craig+lock&gs_l=psy-ab.3..33i160l2.2412.12817..13287…0.0..0.327.5953.0j12j15j1……0….1..gws-wiz…..10..35i362i39j35i39j0i67j0i131i67j0i131j0j0i22i30j33i21.7-xZsDQvnsg&ved=0ahUKEwjBmNLlkrTlAhXe7HMBHdz4AtsQ4dUDCAU&uact=5

and

https://www.google.com/search?sxsrf=ACYBGNSBw66XU3qIKgMS-FjfYOoiNbd6hg%3A1571895103222&ei=PzexXfWXDYWamge8uoaAAg&q=craigs+writing+thoughts+quotes+craig+lock&oq=craigs+writing+thoughts+quotes+craig+lock&gs_l=psy-ab.3…4786.21667..22162…0.2..0.282.4025.0j4j15……0….1..gws-wiz…….0i71j35i302i39j33i21j33i160.N_ynmLq0DLc&ved=0ahUKEwi1s4HKlbTlAhUFjeYKHTydASAQ4dUDCAo&uact=5

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2015/07/28/the-writing-life/

The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at

https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=%22craig+lock%22&ref=nb_sb_noss

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Freddie Mercury quote

Its a kind of magic

from a Google search (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “Big G”)…
and I mean God (far more than Google)… but then perhaps I should thank both!

Freddie Mercury Online

There are times when I wake up and I think, “My God! I wish I wasn’t Freddie Mercury today.”

©️ quote comes from the book Freddie Mercury: A Life, In His Own Words

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“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me …”

A Journey of Faith

JESUS reach_for_the_stars

https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/i-press-on-toward-the-goal-to-win-the-prize-for-which-god-has-called-me-heavenward-in-christ-jesus/

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&sxsrf=ACYBGNSY81iQk6xOF8gs432Dj3xwa8kktw%3A1571449237778&ei=lWmqXf-bL__Yz7sP6fm2mAk&q=I+press+towards+the+goal+craig+lock&oq=I+press+towards+the+goal+craig+lock&gs_l=psy-ab.3..33i160l4.6804.12244..13032…0.3..0.221.2346.0j1j10……0….1..gws-wiz…….0i71j0i8i67j0i22i30j33i21.YCHuwxgyqAE&ved=0ahUKEwi_uubMmKflAhV_7HMBHem8DZMQ4dUDCAo&uact=5

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https://thegrandprize.wordpress.com/

and

http://www.thegrandprize.wordpress.com

see https://standonthepodium.wordpress.com/2019/10/10/on-the-podium-2/

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