Sharing a Few Thoughts on Using the Immense Power of Words and Language

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Article Title: Sharing a Few Thoughts on Using the Immense Power of Words and Language
Author: Craig Lock
Category (key words): Writing, Creative Writing, Writing Hints/Tips, Making a difference, breaking down barriers, pursuit of peace
Web sites: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4  http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html  and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

The submitter’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at

Other Articles by Craig are available at: http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/user/15565 and http://www.ideamarketers.com/library/profile.cfm?writerid=981
(Personal growth, self help, writing, internet marketing, spiritual, ‘spiritual writings’ (how ‘airey-fairey’), words of inspiration and money management, how boring now, craig

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Sharing a Few Thoughts on the Immense Power of Words and Language

A powerful idea, well expressed can change the world… for the better!

I love the beauty, power and magic of the written and spoken word, so love “working and playing around” with words. (A passionate and “attention-grabbing” opening line for this article, Craig!). I am fascinated with the variety, flow, rhythm and cadence of words and using language as a tool of communication. Because the words we use have such power in them. Words can be powerful motivators or powerful demotivators. Used positively the right words can encourage, uplift, even inspire and create endless joy and love in our lives… as well as in the lives of people whose lives we may touch (because in many ways we are all connected as citizens of ‘planet earth’).

So let’s always use right positive words as a helpful instrument of encouragement to uplift others. Even in the “tiniest” way! Start planting the seeds of your encouraging words in the fertile soil of your mind. Change yourself first through your words (ie.”self-talk” and affirmations) and you may perhaps even start changing the world!.

How’s this for some beautiful and wise words?

“Lord
Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love.”

(thanks for sharing those inspiring words from Francis of Assisi, dearest mom)

The source of our language we human ‘beans’ use to communicate with one another lie in the thoughts we hold daily. And right thoughts lead to right, positive, well-thought out language. Language, as an effective tool of communication, can even change people’s way of thinking. Words are such simple things and yet these daily tools we use have such power in them to change our lives and those around us forever… if we use them RIGHT (= positively for good). Then the seeds of our powerful words will soon grow into a bountiful harvest, a garden of joy and light in our minds and hearts, as well as in the minds, hearts and souls of many other people.

Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech shows how strong a force language can be to communicate new ways of thinking, when used for good by people with right and honourable intentions. By engaging many other Black Afro-American peoples through his commanding and masterly use of language, King was able to spread his ideas and bring about many positive changes in his country, the “US of A”.

How does this happen?
With dialogue comes understanding: through bridging differences between different points of view and when these “divergent” perspectives are effectively communicated, then people are far better able to engage with one another across cultural and national divides and yes, even civilisations. As “charismatic and great souled” people, like Jesus, Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela (even when silenced), who all knew how to effectively use the power of words to articulate their visions (grand) and effect major change in their societies, which can then in time spread to the world.

As George Bernard Shaw once wrote:
“This is the true joy in life,
the being used for a purpose
recognized by yourself as a mighty one…”

CHOOSE THE RIGHT WORDS AND THINK RIGHT
THEN YOU’LL LIVE RIGHT (making a difference in this “happy, sad, crazy, yet magical” world of ours).

Thought is a power stronger than bullets… and good ideas never die.

PLANT your seeds in fertile ground through encouraging words to others

and

Be happy along the amazing journey of life

Craig Lock
Eagle Productions (“Information and Inspiration Distributer, Writer for Self
Empowerment, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder”)

P.S:

“I write because I love it. Words are free, and they soar with wings unbound from my mind to my fingers. And then they travel great miles to reach your eyes. Here are the stories that I have to share. They stem from my observations, my experiences, my joys, my anguish, and my pure love of writing. They describe, they explain, they argue, they laugh, they cry. They are for you.”

Fine and “beaut” writing by Christine Fichtner

Web site: http://motsdecris.wordpress.com/about/

Some other author said that “they’d planned to dazzle the world with light hearted words of entertainment, words of suspense, of sadness and laughter and love.”

My writing ‘mission’ is a bit different and that is the reason WHY I write…

“My writing mission is through my words to inform, illuminate, entertain, uplift, delight, as well as hopefully even inspiring people. I aim to do this by sharing my knowledge and life experiences – through supporting, encouraging and empowering others to be the best person they can possibly be.”

“I truly want to let the light shine through my words to impact and help others…to inspire people throughout our (sometimes happy and sometimes dark and sad, yet always beautiful and magical) world.” How serious, Craig. Time to lighten up and have some fun with some “wacky humour”!

About the Submitter:
Craig’s mission is to encourage people to believe in themselves and try to help inspire people around the world to achieve their goals and dreams in life, whatever they may be.

http://members.tripod.com/~lock77/ *   http://www.craiglockbooks.com and www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html

* Creative Writing Course

http://creativewritingcourse.blogtown.co.nz/

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

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html  and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

The submitter’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at

“Together, one mind, one life at a time, let’s see how many people we can impact, empower, uplift, encourage and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”

THESE THOUGHTS MAY BE FREELY PUBLISHED

Don’t worry about the world ending today…
as it’s already tomorrow in little scenic and tranquil New Zealand

PPS

“If you can learn the power of words, you can change the world.
Together one mind, one heart, one soul, one life at a time, let’s uplift,
empower and impact the world.”

sunrise

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9 Responses to “Sharing a Few Thoughts on Using the Immense Power of Words and Language”

  1. craiglock Says:

    Thanks for the follow/link/like/reblog and/or kind thought(s)

    Thanks for the follow/link/like/reblog and/or comment
    (but if you are following me, my close friends say it would be far more entertaining with a video-camera*!)
    * By the way, do they still make them in today’s ever-faster changing world..or is it all done with mobile phones?
    “total non-techno” c (who doesn’t possess a mobile phone, after a rather eventful’ experience some years back, whilst trying to walk and talk at the same time )
    Men…Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em!
    craig
    Hi
    CAN’T KEEP UP…BUT THANKS FOR THE “THANX”
    MANY MORE COMMENTS OVERNIGHT .. together with hundreds of thousands already on my various other blogs at https://craigsblogs.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/craigs-list-of-blogs-updated-sept-2011/
    …true!) …obsessive or WHAT! *So hope it’s not slowing down your loading speed!). Am really pleased you are enjoying my writings, as the reason I write is to share.
    Though I’m rather “driven”, I still get really, really fatigued, so sorry can’t reply individually to all you good people scattered around the planet, but DO try to read as many as possible daily (and even moderate a few when I get a “mo”), I got swamped with comments on my various blogs, so have had to close them off on all of my blogs, except for one or two of particular interest to me – sorry and hope you can understand..
    * “Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”
    ~ Franz Kafka
    I do really appreciate your liking, linking to and/or following this blog (and “writing in”), so “thanks for the thanx”
    “As we live and move and have our being, so from this vision, we create heaven in our own lives… and perhaps even heaven on earth.”
    – craig (as inspired by Acts 17:28 and the words of Felicia Searcy)
    “Aim at the earth and you may not get off the ground.a
    “Aim at the stars and you may reach the moon.”
    “Aim at heaven and you’ll have earth thrown in…
    and you may even hit the stars.”
    – craig (as inspired by the famous quote by CS Lewis – 24th May 2012)
    “When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
    – Leonardo da Vinci
    When (or if ever) you arrive in heaven, let faith, hope and love be the wings that carried you there.”
    – as adapted from the inspiring words of Jonathan Edwards, former minister in New England, Massachusetts
    “The Greatest Race: Living by (with) faith, hope and love is the highest podium any person can reach, God’s podium that anyone stand on.”
    – c
    “Having pursued the goals, the dreams set before us and run the race with persistence and endurance, after giving it all. Then one day standing on the summit of life, breathing in the pure sweet oxygen of achievement, totally satisfied in running the greatest race, the race of life one that ANYONE can run and win.”
    from http://racetothechequeredflag.wordpress.com/
    and http://www.godandformula1.wordpress.com
    “If a man is called to be a street-sweeper,
    he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
    or Beethoven composed music, or
    Shakespeare wrote poetry.
    He should sweep streets so well
    that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say,
    here lived a great street sweeper
    who did his job well.”
    – Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.
    PPS
    Instead of trying to reply to each one of you, I’ll just keep on writing
    “If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I’d type a little faster.”
    The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available athttp://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4
    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock
    https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=%22craig+lock%22&sitesearch_type=STORE
    http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books
    and http://goo.gl/vTpjk
    All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
    MINE!
    Don’t worry about the world ending today…
    as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand
    PPS
    ”Since I can never see your face,
    And never shake you by the hand,
    I send my soul through time and space
    To greet you. You will understand.”
    – James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915)

    Like

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  9. craiglock Says:

    Reblogged this on Working, Striving towards a more Peaceful World.

    Thanks for the follow/link/like/reblog and/or comment

    Hi

    CAN’T KEEP UP…BUT THANKS FOR THE “THANX”
    MANY MORE COMMENTS OVERNIGHT .. together with hundreds of thousands already on my various other blogs at https://craigsblogs.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/craigs-list-of-blogs-updated-sept-2011/
    …true!) …obsessive or WHAT! *So hope it’s not slowing down your loading speed!). Am really pleased you are enjoying my writings, as the reason I write is to share.

    Though I’m rather “driven”, I still get really, really fatigued, so sorry can’t reply individually to all you good people scattered around the planet, but DO try to read as many as possible daily (and even moderate a few when I get a “mo”), I got swamped with comments on my various blogs, so have had to close them off on all of my blogs, except for one or two of particular interest to me – sorry and hope you can understand..

    * “Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”

    ~ Franz Kafka

    I do really appreciate your liking, linking to and/or following this blog (and “writing in”), so “thanks for the thanx”

    “As we live and move and have our being, so from this vision, we create heaven in our own lives… and perhaps even heaven on earth.”
    – craig (as inspired by Acts 17:28 and the words of Felicia Searcy)

    “Aim at the earth and you may not get off the ground.a
    “Aim at the stars and you may reach the moon.”
    “Aim at heaven and you’ll have earth thrown in…
    and you may even hit the stars.”
    – craig (as inspired by the famous quote by CS Lewis – 24th May 2012)

    “When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
    – Leonardo da Vinci

    When (or if ever) you arrive in heaven, let faith, hope and love be the wings that carried you there.”

    – as adapted from the inspiring words of Jonathan Edwards, former minister in New England, Massachusetts

    “The Greatest Race: Living by (with) faith, hope and love is the highest podium any person can reach, God’s podium that anyone stand on.”
    – c

    “Having pursued the goals, the dreams set before us and run the race with persistence and endurance, after giving it all. Then one day standing on the summit of life, breathing in the pure sweet oxygen of achievement, totally satisfied in running the greatest race, the race of life one that ANYONE can run and win.”

    from http://racetothechequeredflag.wordpress.com/
    and http://www.godandformula1.wordpress.com

    “If a man is called to be a street-sweeper,
    he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
    or Beethoven composed music, or
    Shakespeare wrote poetry.
    He should sweep streets so well
    that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say,
    here lived a great street sweeper
    who did his job well.”
    – Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.

    PPS
    Instead of trying to reply to each one of you, I’ll just keep on writing

    “If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I’d type a little faster.”

    The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock

    https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=%22craig+lock%22&sitesearch_type=STORE

    http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books
    and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

    All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
    MINE!

    Don’t worry about the world ending today…
    as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

    PPS

    ”Since I can never see your face,
    And never shake you by the hand,
    I send my soul through time and space
    To greet you. You will understand.”

    – James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915)

    Like

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