because they will accumulate plenty of Frequent Flyer points.”
“Let us build bridges rather than barriers, openness rather than walls. Most importantly, sport gives hope to people.
“As congregations, communities and nations, we must join hands to fight the cancer of terrorism. Rather than borders, let us look at distant horizons together…in the common spirit of the value and dignity of a shared personhood as citizens of planet earth. In their quest for world peace, they all discover that each one of them has to be the change they want to see in the world (‘Unity in Truth’) and that’s the common message we can ALL learn from these ‘masters’ teachings.
THESE THOUGHTS MAY BE FREELY PUBLISHED
“We firmly believe that sport can bring the world together. Sport has shown this on countless occasions in the past and we are committed to the positive values found in sport performance and passion, teamwork and fair play.”
- Herbert Hainer, Chief Executive of the Adidas sports shoe company.
“Let each one of us build bridges rather than barriers, openness rather than walls.
SPORT TRANSCENDS ALL BOUNDARIES
“Success is doing the best you can, in as many ways as you can.
It is being just and honest and true – not in a few things,
but in everything you do.
There is no limit to the goals you can attain,
or the success you can achieve…
your possibilities are as endless as your dreams.
- Langston Hughes
Always look ahead and never look back,
believe you can make all your dreams come true.
Always believe in the best you can be
and have faith in the things that you do.
“Blessed are the peace-makers… Chengges
“Be the change you wish to see in others. The keys, the solutions to a more peaceful world are based around some of histories greatest witnesses to peace: ‘noble spirited and great souled’ figures (‘messengers’) like Jesus, Gandhi, Buddha, Moses and Mohammed (and also evidenced in the inspiring words of Martin Luther King). It connects sports-people beyond race, different faiths and beyond ethnic divides
…so helping heal divisions and building bridges between peoples, cultures and nations. We here in
far-off New Zealand share the common bond of humanity: the pain, the sadness, suffering and joy inherant in the human condition, no matter where in the world
you may live.”
- craig (3rd September 2004)
“Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the sea-faring man on the ocean desert of waters, you choose them as your guides and following them, you reach your destiny.”
Carl Schurz (US General and politician (born in Germany 1829-1906)
The great power (and passion) of sport to unite (union between nations through sport). Terrorist bombs don’t discriminate on the base of race or religion.”
- Irfan Yusuf, a Sydney (Australia) lawyer, currently writing a book titled ‘Once Were Radicals’
“Wars are poor chisels for carving out a peaceful tomorrow.”
- Martin Luther King, Jnr
“Together, one mind, one life at a time, let’s see how many people we can impact, encourage, empower, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”
Article Title: Sport For Peace
Submitted by: Craig Lock
Category (key words/tags): Sport, Empowerment, Inspiration, Words of empowerment and inspiration, building bridges, breaking down barriers
The right words can conquer the world:
Craig’s blog (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) is at http://en.search.wordpress.com/?q=%22craig+lock%22&t=post and http://craiglock.wordpress.com
Other Articles 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 and may be freely published)
“All it takes for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing”
It is in dreaming the greatest dreams…
and seeking the highest goals…
that we build the brightest tomorrows.
“Using words, both spoken and written, as our weapons, we can, we WILL one day have a more peaceful world.”
“Peace is the greatest weapon for development, that any people can have.”
- Nelson Mandela
Each ONE of us CAN be a “champion of peace in a time of war”.
“If it is peace you want, seek to change yourself, not other people.
It is easier to protect your feet with slippers than to carpet the
whole of the earth.”
- Anthony de Mello (United Nations official from Brazil, tragically killed in Iraq in 2003 – a man of vision, integrity and great generosity of spirit).
“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”
Forget about the mistakes you’ve made yesterday,
the lessons you learn will prove valuable for today…
Never give up and think that you’re through…
for there’s always tomorrow and a chance to begin brand new.
What unites us, our common humanity is far greater than what divides us.
“Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.”
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- Dr Martin Luther King, jnr
SPORT FOR PEACE
This short extract from Craig’s new manuscript, ‘Peace Lives WITHIN’ is based on the ground idea that peace begins within. Like Aladdin’s lamp, the universe responds to the myriads of our individual consciousnesses. Let us look at distant horizons together in a spirit of acceptance, helpfulness, co-operation and peace. for the better”
Shared by “Sport for Peace”. Let our leaders look at the future with a vision to see things not as they are, but what they could one day become.”
“Say ‘No’ to racism!”
Whatever it is that you seek in life,
whatever your dreams and what you hope to achieve,
whatever you try to reach – whatever you plan…
can all be yours – if you only believe you can!”
- Larry S. Then in changing YOUR world you help change THE world..