craig lock con God and Formula1: “Whenever (or perhaps rather ‘ if ever’) you arrive in heaven, let faith, hope and love be the wings that carried you there.” (God, Racing and Writing) (English Edition)
GOD AND FORMULA ONE: 'BEYOND THE ZONE'
"Aim at heaven and you'll have earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you'll hit neither."
- CS Lewis, English poet, essayist and novelist
“Whenever (or perhaps rather ‘ if ever’) you arrive in heaven, let faith, hope and love be the wings that carried you there.”
- c (as adapted from the words of Jonathan Edwards, a former minister in Massachusetts (New England)
A look into the spirituality of Grand Prix drivers, their “religious” beliefs - what faith means to them and what part it plays in their successes, their failures… and in their lives.
“If you have God on your side, everything becomes clear.”
- Ayrton Senna
"I am able to experience God's presence on earth. If I go to church, I go on my own and I like to be there alone. I find more peace that way."
- Ayrton Senna
* From 'The Death of Ayrton Senna' by Richard Williams
(Publisher Viking, Part of the Penguin Group, first published 1995)
"Ayrton has a small problem. He thinks he can't kill himself, because he believes in God... and I think that's very dangerous for the other drivers."
- Alain Prost on his great rival, Ayrton Senna
from 'FORMULA 1: The Autobiography'
Edited by Gerald Donaldson (and first published in the UK in 2002 by Wedenfeld and Nicolson). Thanks for the great gift, dad.
“I see the human being is an incredible machine, totally undiscovered in many ways. Every one of us has a hidden tank of energy that comes out when it is needed.”
- Alex Zanardi (former F1 and Indycar driver, who lost both legs in a horrific accident in Germany in 2001)
From www. overdrivef1.com
"There are only three sports: bullfighting, mountain climbing and motor racing; all the rest are merely games."
Ernest Hemingway from www.hemingwaythoughts.wordpress.com
“Grand Prix racing is primarily a mental contest… it’s a battle of strength of wills by the combatants and a magnificent contest, the arena to display and share unique gifts and talents. Perhaps in this ‘theatre of speed’, F1 is a metaphor for life itself”
- craig lock
Key words (tags): God, Spirit, motor racing, champions, Ayrton Senna, faith, religious faith, mind, mind-power, the zone, ‘in the zone’, ‘beyond the zone’, empowerment, religion (enough there now, craig!)
THE FASTEST BOOK IN THE WORLD (4 minutes)!
Published BEFORE it’s been written!
Seed of idea and title for book: 1.32 pm on 25th August 2011
New Zealand time (NZt)
Finished uploading (to Amazon) 1.36 pm on 25th August 2011
Published by Amazon 25th August 2011
HOWZAT! (oops, sorry the books not about cricket!)
Who says "work" (writing and publishing and especially writing about the “very serious” subject of God and spirituality can't be FUN (great) !!!
THE "FOUR MINITE MILE, er sorry RACE
I just had this idea a minute ago (just “popped/flew into my little head”), so will write and post up at Amazon. In the meantime, if anyone is interested in my writings to date on this "airey-fairey" spiritual manuscript, they can email me at [email protected]
I've been fascinated by the overlap between the human mind and spirituality for over two decades... and the Ultimate Source, God I feel is "leading" me to write and share this manuscript, yet another "true labour of love" ("Crazy" or perhaps not!!!). At least I believe so … but then perhaps it’s just me and my intuition/will/choice. We’ll see!
No matter, so better start writing then… or as my dear mother used to say “get cracking/weaving”…
“totally impulsive” craig
25th October in the year 2011
"The greatest mountain we need to climb lies in our own minds". It's not the highest mountain that we conquer, but ourselves, our own mentality. Overcoming perceived limits to reach (attain) the pinnacle of our own minds."
- craig (as inspired by the words of Sir Edmund Hillary, conquerer of Mount Everest (1919-2008)