|About the Book|
Moments that change the course of your performance in life often appear like a flash of light coming out of nowhere, from a voice you may have heard from deep within or an image you may have seen. In whatever situation, the beautiful pearl ofMoreMoments that change the course of your performance in life often appear like a flash of light coming out of nowhere, from a voice you may have heard from deep within or an image you may have seen. In whatever situation, the beautiful pearl of knowledge is revealed to you, it is sitting there behind the curtain, waiting to be discovered.Aha, Mothers’s Pearls is collection of 27 pearls / chapters of Kevin Cottam’s autobiographical ‘aha’ moments of realization. The book is an intriguing, universal and reachable body, mind, soul / Self-help book of approximately 40,000 words. Each colourful and descriptive ‘pearl’ such as Patience, Mirror, Truth, Honesty or Respect has a different cultural flavour, that takes place in a different ‘oyster’ or city or country worldwide. It may be a book of Kevin’s personal voyage of learning and celebration in life’s lessons, but it is, moreover, meant to be a catalyst book to encourage people to discover and reflect on their own pearls or aha moments, their own stories in life, and their own lessons.The uniqueness difference of Aha, Mother’s Pearls to other books of this genre comes from the creative metaphoric approach in style and form to story-telling and celebrating our own life lessons, whether they were positive or negative. In this regard, all lessons are regarded as positive.The wake-up for each reader may or may not come Kevin’s stories. The real learning for the reader will come from the discovery of their own pearl experiences through a variety of exercises and contemplations of their own personal stories at the end of each pearl which will assist in deepening their self awareness.Aha, Mother’s Pearls is a vehicle of grace. Even though each pearl does not build to climatic end, as in a novel, the sameness or relationship is that they are about the self and wisdom. They are a string of stand alone cultured pearls. The book has a universal appeal which says Stop, Listen, Reflect for the power is within us and around us – listen to the truth. Celebrate your own stories.The books universal unique appeal is that no matter who we are and our cultural background, we all have our own ‘aha’ moments. They appear to us in so many different and unique ways. Sometimes they appear at an unexpected time and in the most unusual situations and places. We are to be alert or on guard for this ‘aha’ moment. They are flashes of light of wisdom and reflection of our Self. Imagine when light reflects off a crystal ball you get different flashes of light - that is like an ‘aha’ moment. The pearls presented here are only but a few flashes of Kevin’s discoveries, our collective discoveries. They are like gems that you can physically handle, turn around, look at all the facets, and digest their essence.When an ‘aha’ moment is presented to us and then consciously realized, we then have choices whether to discover further and learn from it or not. Imbibing the lesson and light of the pearl can take us to a higher energetic state of consciousness as well as change our world. It is also a way to harness holistically the experiences of our internal and external environments as we participate in the global marketplace of life.Aha, Mother’s Pearls is here to take you on a voyage, a celebratory journey – a Journey to Self-Awareness. What are your pearls?