“One of the greatest privileges in life lies in some way, somehow enriching the lives of others.”

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“One of the greatest privileges in life lies in some way, somehow enriching the lives of others.”
“Pure gold!”
“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.”
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A writer’s dreams
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Pictures (great) by my friend, Jenny, whose photographic talents I definitely do NOT possess!
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Don’t worry about the world ending today…
as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand
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Informing, educating, encouraging, empowering, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”
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“Tis God gives skill, but not without men’s hand: He could not make Antonio Stradivarius’s violins without Antonio.”

“Beauty is like the violin of Stradivarius . To use it, one must learn to handle it.

“Tis God gives skill, but not without men’s hand: He could not make Antonio Stradivarius’s violins without Antonio.”

– George Eliot

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https://upliftencourageandinspire.wordpress.com/2016/02/20/the-touch-of-the-masters-hand/

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I make art through writing and words are my tools, my instruments (in God hands).”

from

http://www.beyondthezonespirit.wordpress.com

 

” I truly believe we can ALL create and enthuse magic into ‘so-called humdrum little lives’. You don’t just have to be the choreographer, or the conductor of your life script – rather paint your life as the masterpiece it could (one day) be. There is a rich tapestry of talent in every human soul, that flows through the spirit of God. So don’t spend your days stringing and tuning your instrument; start making and playing your unique tunes of music right now.”

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“A writer’s dreams

Pearls of Wisdom

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Started today and just published (quickly) 2 minutes ago!

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http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01A91KVQW

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Faith walks up the stairs that love built…to a window that hope opened.”
Inspiring words by Charles Spurgeon

The paperback version should be out now too

see

http://www.amazon.com/Pearls-Wisdom-Collection-Inspirational-Thoughts/dp/1523292083

and https://www.createspace.com/5983911

 

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“For me true success is encouraging and helping others to flourish. I believe if we are blessed we can ‘play this forward’ through passing them on and being a blessing to others (in some small way)…and not just for ourselves.”

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MISCELLANOUS THOUGHTS (“pearls of great price”)

 

jotted down in my little green book (that I found in a huge clear-out (thanks so much to my son, Sean)

“Creative minds are rarely tidy…in fact some are fff…flippn messy”

Quotes and phrases that I jotted down (typing them now to try to decipher my atrocious handwriting) and collected (instead of stamps and bottle-tops) along life’s amazing journey

 

Some are my own thoughts, but many are from sources unknown

 

 

I have grouped them under the following headings (roughly

 

* Inspiration (inspirational thoughts)

 

* Racing in the Zone (my passion)

 

* The Mind and Mindpower

 

* Spirit and Spiritual thoughts

 

* Faith and Thoughts on “the spiritual journey”

 

* The Pursuit of a more peaceful world (slightly- my passion)

 

I hope they may uplift, encourage and perhaps even inspire you as they do me

 

Anyway enjoy

 

craig

January 2016

“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.”

 

DAWN (best)

 

A writer’s dreams

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“For me true success is encouraging and helping others to flourish. I believe if we are blessed we can ‘play this forward’ through passing them on and being a blessing to others (in some small way)…and not just for ourselves.”
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“Let the light of your BEING shine brightly; so revealing Who You Really Are. Be a Bringer of the Light, which emanates from our soul, God, our Creator, the Source, the Essence of Life (and Ground of our very Being).

Picture above (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)!
Our talents are our gift from God…
but what we do with them are our gift to God.” 

“Let the light of your BEING shine brightly; so revealing Who You Really Are. Be a Bringer of the Light, which emanates from our soul, God, our Creator, the Source, the Essence of Life (and Ground of our very Being). Therefore, it can do more than illuminate your own path.YOUR spirit will help makes the lives of others easier by illuminating others paths. For this light is our humanity, the spirit of God, truth, wisdom, beauty and especially love…and it lies within each one of us. Through your actions and your being, let your light, YOUR spirit truly shine brightly on the world, like the radiance emitted by a candle at midnight.#”

– c (as adapted from Neale Donald Walsh in ‘Conversations with God Book 3’)

# that’s a metaphor, by the way

Quote from http://www.beyondthezonespirit.wordpress.com

and in a new book craig is currently writing, as well as his various other books on “the spiritual journey”

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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.”

“Rise and shine, sunshine”

Picture (great) by my friend, Jenny from http://www.jennysphotographicjourney.wordpress.com http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com and http://www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

“Perhaps the ultimate purpose of life itself is the testing of the human spirit, to develop out of it something better, more nearly perfect. For after the sands and the dust of the human body has been buried, only the human spirit is left to go on… And this spark of the Divine lies within each ONE of us.”

“Perhaps the ultimate purpose of life itself is the testing of the human spirit, to develop out of it something better, more nearly perfect. For after the sands and the dust of the human body has been buried, only the human spirit is left to go on…

And this spark of the Divine lies within each ONE of us.”

  • anon (and adapted slightly by me)

from God, Racing and Writing

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http://www.amazon.com/dp/B013LHC09W

and the paperback version published a few minutes ago

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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.”
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Picture (great) by my friend, Jenny
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“From the depth of the valleys, in the deserts of despair, there is hope… as there is the unquenchable oasis, the immense breadth and depth of the human spirit… always.”

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“From the depth of the valleys, in the deserts of despair, there is hope… as there is the unquenchable oasis, the immense breadth and depth of the human spirit… always.”

from http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com and http://www.beyondthezonespirit.wordpress.com

“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.”

Picture (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)!
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“From the depth of the valleys, in the deserts of despair, there is hope… as there is the unquenchable oasis, the immense breadth and depth of the human spirit… unbroken…always.”

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“From the depth of the valleys, in the deserts of despair, there is hope… as there is the unquenchable oasis, the immense breadth and depth of the human spirit… unbroken…always.”

from https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2014/11/03/sharing-a-few-thoughts-on-hope/

and https://fromdarknesstothelight.wordpress.com/2015/07/08/its-always-darkest-before-the-dawn-a-journey-of-hope/

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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.”

DAWN (best)

“Rise and shine, sunshine.”

Picture (great) by my friend, Jenny, whose photographic talents I definitely do NOT possess!



“Success: It is open to each individual to choose the goal and go after it…”

“Success. It is open to each individual to choose the goal and go after it – growth and human essence known as character. Perhaps the ultimate purpose of life itself is the testing of the human spirit, to develop out of it something better, more nearly perfect. For after the sands and the dust of the human body has been buried, only the human spirit is left to go on. Each individual in his or her lifetime is entrusted with a fragment of that human essence, to be a spark of his own existence from birth to death. Rich? Has he or she enriched the life spirit, which was given to them? Successful? Has he or she made the spark glow more brightly.”

                    – powerful and inspiring words by Howard Whitman in Og Mandino’s ”University of Success’.

from   https://grandprixdrivermyblog.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.”
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“Deep within us there is a flame that burns, a divine spark that can become the unconquerable human spirit. And that flame is the spark of God. In some it burns brightly, in others it is barely distinguishable; but always it burns…and with love and acceptance the flame gets higher and brighter. We can help others to kindle this flame by seeing the good in them, even if they don’t see it themselves.”

candle

“Deep within us there is a flame that burns, a divine spark that can become the unconquerable human spirit. And that flame is the spark of God. In some it burns brightly, in others it is barely distinguishable; but always it burns…and with love and acceptance the flame gets higher and brighter. We can help others to kindle this flame by seeing the good in them, even if they don’t see it themselves.”

from http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/Sharing_some_airy-fairy_arty-farty_Spiritual_Thoughts_Writings_Updated.html and

http://www.beyondthezonespirit.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.”

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