An Open Book 3: My Story

BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

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https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2014/08/03/an-open-book-3-my-story/
Here’s a short extract…

PROLOGUE

I came across this fine bit of writing, which I could closely relate to in those dark days in -. Diana’s words describe my feelings better than I could myself… so here they are…

“People speak glibly about life changing moments. Some truly qualify. You propose marriage and are accepted. You hear, ‘You’re hired’ or ‘You’re fired’ and your future shifts instantly. The doctor says ‘malignant’ (or something else life-changing) and everything is different. But anyone who has ever lived through it will tell you: It is profoundly shattering to learn, in one instant, that everything you thought was true about a loved one (my words: or perhaps your own life) is actually a lie. (Your entire world is turned upside down – what you thought about yourself, and what gave meaning to your life). The world rocks on its axis; when it is…

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

“Find new ways of telling the story”

Creative Kiwis: "Write, Create, Innovate"

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from a Google search (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos”- thanks, “Big G”)

https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&sxsrf=ACYBGNSxxlhpNsI351cWEBEZzuh_MYjUOg%3A1572830823688&ei=Z36_XZzJKaK1mgf_4peAAg&q=find+new+ways+of+telling+story+craig+lock&oq=find+new+ways+of

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My various WordPress blogs and books tell the stories.

My video channels (Vimeo and Youtube) are at

https://vimeo.com/user19296398

and

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNFCI-gLGKxQCXZErDvYHzw

Driven to write, create, share, uplift, encourage and (perhaps even) inspire

http://www.writencreate.wordpress.com

creative-kiwis

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

‘Write, create, innovate’

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THE SOUTH AFRICAN DREAM

TOGETHER Let's Build Bridges of Understanding: Helping in some small way to promote a better understanding of other peoples and cultures

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“Here was light beyond the despair, beyond the darkness…”

Living with Head (Brain) Injury

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com › 2018/08/31 › here-was-a-light-behind-t.
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!

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

(enough there for now, c)

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How a South African “Moegoe” Became Politically Aware

My paperback book How A South African “Moegoe” Became Politically Aware
Congratulations, your paperback, “How A South African “Moegoe” Became Politically Aware: A Journey of My “Political Awakening”,” is available to buy on Amazon. If you republished your book, your changes are now live. Phew quite an effort getting that one done!
see
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=How+A+South+African+%22Moegoe%22+became+politically+aware+craig+lock&ref=nb_sb_noss

BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

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following on from

https://southafricathebelovedcountry.wordpress.com/2019/10/06/the-journey-of-my-political-awakening/

Just getting my old writings together (quite a “life-long mission …of totally disorganised chaos”) from

HOW A SOUTH AFRICAN “MOEGOE” * BECAME POLITICALLY AWARE

to turn to a book (a ‘shortie)  from my book ‘A Traitor’s Heart

Some of my  first writings (1991/92)

SOUTH AFRICAN POLITICS

*= “sutheffrikn eggspression“ for a ‘drongo’

One of my  first writings (1991/92) typed by my very efficient secretary, Anne in my last “proper job” and (one of the many angels who help me “muddle/naivigate through life”… a bit more smoothly)

Craig’s various books on South Africa (“The Beloved Country”)

are available at

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

https://www.amazon.com/s?i=stripbooks&rh=p_27%3ACraig+Lock&ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr

and

https://www.kobo.com/nz/en/search?query=craig+lock+south+africa

see

I’ll do it my way, A Traitors Heart, Tears, Fears, etc, etc

at

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

+

http://www.amazon.com/Ill-Do-It-My-Way/dp/0473147564/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1386611662&sr=8-2&keywords=craig+lock+%2B+I%27ll+do+it+my+way

and

“Worst selling writer/author”

(“I’m may be a terrible writer, but then you should just watch me trying to do anything else!”)

All proceeds…

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“God creates us with different gifts …”

Craig's Quotes

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

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

(enough there for now, c)

picture from

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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

SHARE, INFORM, IMPACT, UPLIFT, IGNITE, ENCOURAGE and (perhaps even) INSPIRE

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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

http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

I love these words from Marianne Williamson in her book…

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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’

Shared by “totally unmusical” c

“Information and Inspiration Distributer, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder” *

* not bridges (thank goodness)!

Well my family and friends say I’m “safest” just writing and sharing

Still
Driven to…

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Craig’s Writing Thoughts/Quotes

BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

“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/

via Craig’s Writing Thoughts/Quotes

and

http://www.facebook.com/craig.lock.31

You may like

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

pic (below great) from

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

PPS

Don’t worry about the world ending today…

it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

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