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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 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" (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

“Not many will understand your difficulties in daily living (even the basics)!”

“Not many will understand your difficulties in daily living (even the basics)!” following on from https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2020/05/19/not-everyone-many-will-understand-your-journey/ “because you look ‘normal’” https://thenurseanewbook.wordpress.com and https://anoneextraordinarylife.wordpress.com/ “We share what we know, so that we all may grow.” “Knowledge is the gateway to understanding…and … Continue reading

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The Brain in a Jar

There is a rather nutty theory in Science and Philosophy known as the Brain in a Vat or the Brain in a Jar theory. In this thought experiment, we imagine a mad scientist creating a machine into which he can…

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“Compare it (your head) to a jelly in a bowl. The bowl is the skull – a strong, protective container – and the jelly (the brain) is nestled within. …”

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via Compare it (your head) to a jelly in a bowl. The bowl is the skull – a strong, protective container – and the jelly (the brain) is nestled within. The skull is…

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Not everyone (many) will understand your journey

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2019/07/02/not-everyone-will-understand-your-journey/ from a Google search (to rescue me from “sheer utter chaos”). Thanks “BIG G” and by that, I mean God… rather than Google! https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&sxsrf=ALeKk02DtCLsRayHRvTCO11ykHhme57-zg%3A1589909000711&ei=CBbEXquHK-GE4-EPyY-OqA0&q=not+everyone+will+understand+your+journey+craig+lock&oq=not+everyone+will+understand+your+journey+craig+lock&gs_lcp=CgZwc3ktYWIQAzoECCMQJzoHCCMQsAIQJ1CRQliZfmD9igFoAHAAeACAAYwCiAHBFpIBBDItMTOYAQCgAQGqAQdnd3Mtd2l6&sclient=psy-ab&ved=0ahUKEwirq9nJuMDpAhVhwjgGHcmHA9UQ4dUDCAw&uact=5 picture (below) from http://www.traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com Shared by  c Information and Inspiration Distributer, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder” … Continue reading

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YOU can be a champion of hope to others

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http://www.headbraininjury.wordpress.com pic (below- great) from https://vodkaformondays.wordpress.com and http://www.achampionofhope.wordpress.com Share, encourage, uplift, impact and help spread hope, love and light

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“I do not bewail what I have lost,because I am at peace with myself…”

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“I do not bewail what I have lost, because I am at peace with myself. I have fought a hard battle, given it my best, and won far more that I or anyone…

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“One must first of all endure.”

Originally posted on Craig's List of Writings:
https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2020/04/29/one-must-first-of-all-endure-6/ and http://www.craigsbooks.wordpress.com Originally posted on Craig’s Quotes: pic from http://itsnotthemountainweconquerbutourselves.wordpress.com/ and https://capetownmypictures.wordpress.com/ https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2020/01/16/one-must-first-of-all-endure-7/ from my “filing system” at https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=one+must+first+of+all+endure+craig+lock especially in this crisis Take care see http://www.craigswritingjourney.wordpress.com SHARE, SUPPORT, ENCOURAGE, IMPACT,…

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Live to reach your full potential by sustaining your positive mental attitude

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2020/04/25/live-to-reach-your-full-potential-by-sustaining-your-positive-mental-attitude-because-if-you-focus-on-your-problems-and-limitations-you-become-disempowered-5/ My other blogs in this area are at http://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury http://www.headbraininjury.wordpress.com http://www.traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com https://headinjurytbi.wordpress.com/ https://livingwithheadinjury.wordpress.com/ http://www.livingwithheadbraininjury.wordpress.com https://thenurseanewbook.wordpress.com and https://anoneextraordinarylife.wordpress.com/ “We share what we know, so that we all may grow.” “Knowledge is the gateway to understanding…and understanding is the gateway to … Continue reading

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Here was a light behind the despair…

Originally posted on YOU can be a Champion of Hope (to others):
pic (above) from https://yourlastdayonearthdotblog.wordpress.com “If you have hope, let others light a candle from it.” http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com http://www.traumaticbraininjury.wordpress.com https://craigsquotes.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/moon-on-the-water-at-tolaga-bay.jpg?w=440 https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2015/11/28/here-was-a-light-behind-the-despair-beyond-the-darkness-3/ from my “Filing system” at https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=Here+was+a+light+behind+the++despair+craig+lock pictures from http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com…

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“I may not be able to do ordinary things (many-well), but I can still attempt (and even do/accomplish) extraordinary things.”

Originally posted on Living with Head/Brain Injury (TBI):
“I may not be able to do ordinary things (many-well), but I can still attempt (and even do/accomplish) extraordinary things.” http://www.traumaticbraininjury.wordpress.com http://www.headbraininjury.wordpress.com picture from https://itsnotthemountainbutourselves.wordpress.com/ and http://www.beyondboundarieslimits.wordpress.com

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