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About craig lock

from http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html About the Author Craig has a 'passion' for writing books that tell stories about people doing positive things in this often so hard, sometimes unkind world, occasionally cruel, yet always amazing world - true stories that leave the reader feeling uplifted, empowered and hopefully even inspired. https://www.createspace.com/3779691/ and http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 Craig Lock loves to encourage and empower people to be the best they can possibly be, and to create what they want in life. Craig has learnt plenty from the "school of life" (still "battered and bruised") and also from a few "hard knocks on the head". He is an extensive world traveller (on a "shoestring budget") and failed professional emigrater who has spent most of his life’s savings on airfares. He is still sliding down the razor blade of life on the beautiful undiscovered island that is New Zealand, somewhere near the bottom (rude!) of the world near Antarctica. There he talks to the 60 million sheep! Craig has been involved in the corporate world (life assurance) for over twenty years in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. However, through a strange set of circumstances and finding himself in a small town near the bottom of the world ...and with nothing else to do, he started writing. That was five years ago. Five published books later and having written another twenty manuscripts (on widely differing subjects - well what else is there to do here?)... this is where Craig is in the "journey/adventure" that is life. Craig has taught at the local Polytechnic, as well as running a successful creative writing course (not teaching sheep!). He was the author of (as far as we know) the first creative writing course on the internet Craig has many varied interests and passions. He is particularly interested in the field of psychology – studying the human mind and what makes different people "tick-tock grandfather clock". He is fascinated by the "overlap between psychology and the dimension of spirituality". One of his missions in life is helping people make the most of their hidden potential and so finding their niche in life... so that they are happy. Craig’s various books probably tell more about his rather "eventful" life best (no one could believe it!). He writes books with serious messages and themes, then as a contrast "rather crazy, wacky stuff"…to keep him sane here. As an ‘anonymouse’ person wrote: "All of us are born mad; some of us remain so." Well nothing else much happens in quiet provincial New Zealand, other than headlines like "Golf Ball Thrown at Policeman" and "Beach Toilet Closed for Season.". True! from http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html Craig has a 'passion' for writing books that tell stories about people doing positive things in this often so hard, sometimes unkind world, occasionally cruel, yet always amazing world - true stories that leave the reader feeling uplifted, empowered and hopefully even inspired. https://www.createspace.com/3779691/ and http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 from http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html and http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig-lock Craig Lock loves to encourage and empower people to be the best they can possibly be, and to create what they want in life. Craig has learnt plenty from the "school of life" (still "battered and bruised") and also from a few "hard knocks on the head". He is an extensive world traveller (on a "shoestring budget") and failed professional emigrater who has spent most of his lifes savings on airfares. He is still sliding down the razor blade of life on the beautiful undiscovered island that is New Zealand, somewhere near the bottom (rude!) of the world near Antarctica. There he talks to the 60 million sheep! Craig has been involved in the corporate world (life assurance) for over twenty years in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. However, through a strange set of circumstances and finding himself in a small town near the bottom of the world ...and with nothing else to do, he started writing. That was five years ago. Five published books later and having written another twenty manuscripts (on widely differing subjects - well what else is there to do here?)... this is where Craig is in the "journey/adventure" that is life. Craig has taught at the local Polytechnic, as well as running a successful creative writing course (not teaching sheep!). He was the author of (as far as we know) the first creative writing course on the internet Craig has many varied interests and passions. He is particularly interested in the field of psychology – studying the human mind and what makes different people "tick-tock grandfather clock". He is fascinated by the "overlap between psychology and the dimension of spirituality". One of his missions in life is helping people make the most of their hidden potential and so finding their niche in life... so that they are happy. Craig’s various books probably tell more about his rather "eventful" life best (no one could believe it!). He writes books with serious messages and themes, then as a contrast "rather crazy, wacky stuff"…to keep him sane here. As an ‘anonymouse’ person wrote: "All of us are born mad; some of us remain so." Well nothing else much happens in quiet provincial New Zealand, other than headlines like "Golf Ball Thrown at Policeman" (it missed, btw!) and "Beach Toilet Closed for Season." True! The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at ebooks (digital books) http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i:books&field-author=Craig+Lock Paperbacks (see https://goldendawnpublishing.wordpress.com/2016/12/20/paperback-writer/ and https://wanttowriteabook.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/paperback-writer-the-beatles/ https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query="craig+lock"&sitesearch_type=STORE https://www.amazon.com/Craig-Lock/e/B005GGMAW4/ref=pe_584750_33951330_sr_tc_2_0?qid=1476388259&sr=1-2-ent http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books and http://goo.gl/vTpjk All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children – MINE! “When the writer is no more , the value of your purchase will soar! “ “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.” PPS Don’t worry about the world ending today… as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

“You came to this world to grow and to explore and to touch the miracles and marvels of life…”

BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

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via “You came to this world to grow and to explore and to touch the miracles and marvels of life…”

http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

http://www.mandelamadiba.wordpress.com

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

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

enough there for now, c!

picture below from http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

PPS

Best wishes from the First City to see the light

makororifirst-lightShare, encourage, uplift, inspire  and help spread HOPE, LOVE and LIGHT

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“I’ve already been to hell!”

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI

Tests revealed something was wrong. Scary words filled a report with my name on it: Memory, low average. Executive functioning, low average. Verbal fluency, reduced ability. Impairment. Below expectation. Below average.

They were all ways of saying I was brain damaged.

At work, I got taken off the air. The thing I was great at was gone.

“Kim’s work is characterised by misuse of vocabulary, unclear grammar, difficulties with logic and structure, lack of sentence cohesion,” is something mentioned in a later report.

report and picture (below) from https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury/

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

and

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/dear-israel-folau-ve-already-been-hell

I spent my late 20s and early 30s learning how to talk and write again. It spanned years.

I had tests using what looked like children’s picture books, and failed.

One of the puzzles Kim Baker Wilson was given while re-learning to speak and write.

I had to learn to say 10 vegetables, or 10 things starting with…

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“Those who hate you don’t win unless you hate them, and then you destroy yourself.”

“Those who hate you don’t win unless you hate them, and then you destroy yourself.”

– Richard M. Nixon

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

“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his …

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?rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ782NZ782&ei=jPvEWp3yMYyQ8wXr5bSgCw&q=we+must+not+hate+mandela+craig+lock&oq=we+must+not+hate+mandela+craig+lock&gs_l=psy-ab.3..33i160k1.9481.16476.0.16905.12.12.0.0.0.0.258.2817.2-12.12.0….0…1c.1.64.psy-ab..0.9.2136…33i21k1.0.3CqSAmv4Mqo

sunrise

“SHARE, ENCOURAGE, SUPPORT, ENRICH (lives)… and SPREAD, HOPE, LOVE and LIGHT”

“Whilst we can (and should) cherish and celebrate our ‘unique’ differences, let not our different beliefs divide us, but let the Spirit of our shared humanity be what defines and unites us as common inhabitants of our planet.”

Beyond the Zone: God and The Spiritual Journey

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

and

http://www.sawriter.wordpress.com

“Whilst we can (and should) cherish and celebrate our ‘unique’ differences, let not our different beliefs divide us, but let the Spirit of our shared humanity be what defines and unites us as common inhabitants of our planet.”

https://breakdownwalls.wordpress.com/

“There is neither east nor west, tribe nor ethnicity, male or female, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist. Christian nor Jew. There is only a God-filled humanity.”

from http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

and

https://www.google.co.nz/search?rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ782NZ782&ei=bkuQWu-aIIOS8wX25LTABA&q=christian+muslim+buddhist+only+a+god+filled+humanity+craig+lock&oq=christian

+

https://www.google.co.nz/search?rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ782NZ782&ei=ekuQWsS8BYj-8QWHnqiwBg&q=+god+filled+humanity+craig+lock&oq=+god+filled+humanity+craig+lock&gs_l=psy-ab.3…498010.498010.0.498475.1.1.0.0.0.0.450.450.4-1.1.0….0…1c.1.64.psy-ab..0.0.0….0.gxRw_YUxJls

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

Also

“There is neither Zulu, Xhosa, Tswana, Pedi. Afrikaner, boer, “rooinek”, Coloured or Indian, male or female. There is only a God-filled humanity.”

from

https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/category/building-bridges/

“Instead of the limits of borders (of countries and of our minds) let us and our leaders expand our sense of possibility… and together let’s look at building bridges to distant horizons, far and great. Lord, help us all lift our…

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Candice Mama’s Powerful Story of Forgiveness: “Face to Face with My Father’s Killer”

The Prize (A new book)

Craig's Audiobooks

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Rwj0S8yHvpKcYaWk1hmorbDpv5m8KD8-/view?usp=sharing

A “shortie”in just trying some new voices (and speed). Perhaps I need to buy a professional voice program to take out all the dots and quotes. Enjoy anyway (as I continue learning and practising

“non-techno but pushing his limits” c

“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 from

https://racetothechequeredflag.wordpress.com/

golden light Mak“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.”

Golden Dawn Publishing

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