RELIGIOUS WITH NO COMMON #SENSE ..’ – #In14Ways #Religion #MercyfulGrace

Written by Dr Olusegun Abejide

The average Nigerian or Africans, in general, have so much energy to preaching about Jesus to you and threaten you with hellfire and heaven that is unseen.

Yet they cannot use the same energy to gather people together and speak against oppression or finding a means to their poverties, the real hell they are experiencing on earth every day

One of them is a childhood friend and a school mate, he threatened me recently by saying; “I am nothing without Jesus, and my reply to him was; you are nothing without common sense. 50/50.

Take, for example, another friend of mine, a classmate was also telling me about a contract of over 500 million Naira he won recently, to supply MAIZE. He has gone to every nook and cranny of the country looking for Maize but couldn’t get even up to 1% OF WHAT HE NEEDED. He then decided to import the amount he needed from Brazil.

Importing Maize from Brazil to Nigeria! That was my response. Without cultivating it, a drop of Maize can continue germinating by itself on a fallow soil with a little moist weather. Yet, almost 70% of Nigerians have no job, mostly the youths.

They all sit in the cities, wallowing in poverty, rather than go to the interiors and start cultivating. God will always be right when he said: “My people are perishing for lack of knowledge.” There is no Jesus anywhere other than in the soil.

Cultivate it, plant Maize and in three months (90days), the real and meaning of Christ will manifest itself. So, stop preaching to me until you preach to the soil first.

Bring out Jesus from the soil; hence, I will be the first in your church on Sunday. A man who does not know how to impregnate the soil first, shouldn’t be allowed to impregnate any woman, period.

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On George Floyd: A White Womans❤👈🏿 Perspective. Listen to the End. Respect !!!!

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LESSONS FROM THE WORLDS MOST PROMINENT #PEOPLE ..’ – #In14Ways #MercyfulGrace #SundayConfessions

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1. Dr. Ben Carson said,
“I struggled academically throughout elementary school yet became the best Neurosurgeon in the World in 1987”

LESSON: Struggling is a sign that you are on a verge of success. Don’t quit yet.

2. Oprah Winfrey said, ” I was raped at the age of 9 yet I am one of the most influential women in the World”

LESSON: Don’t let your past decide your future.

3. Bill Gate said, “I didn’t even complete my university education but became the World’s richest man”

LESSON:
School does not make you rich. School is only supposed to Polish what will make you rich, not make you Rich.

4. Joyce Meyer said & I quote, “I was sexually, mentally, emotionally and verbally abused by my father as far back as I can remember, until I left home at the age of eighteen, yet I am one of the most influential preachers in the World”

LESSON:
Let your past push you, not define or limit you.

5. Christian Ronaldo said, “I told my father that we would be very rich but he couldn’t believe me. I made it a reality”

LESSON:
Your words rule your life. If you mean what you have said, each word will come to pass. You get what you say.

6. Hear Lionel Messi!, “I used to serve tea at a shop to support my football training and still became one of the World’s best footballers”

LESSON:
Believe in your dream. Don’t let your pain tell you how your future will look like.

7. Steve Jobs penned, “I used to sleep on the floor in my friends’ rooms, returning Coke bottles for food, money, and getting weekly free meals at a local temple, I later on founded Apple Company”

LESSON:
That you are small today doesn’t mean you will be small tomorrow. Keep trusting God.

8. Former British PM, Tony Blair said & I quote, “My teachers used to call me a failure, but I became a Prime Minister”

LESSON:
Don’t let someone’s else’s opinions of you become your reality.

9. Bishop David Oyedepo said, “I started Living Faith Church from A Lawn Tennis Court with three members only & Preach prosperity. Many of my friends criticised me, but today we have the largest church auditorium in the World & two world-class universities”

LESSON:
Believe in yourself even if no one does & never think of quitting.

10. Nelson Mandela said, “I was in prison for 27 years & still became president.”

LESSON:
You can be anything you want to be no matter where you have been or what you have been through.

11. Mike Adenuga! “I drove a taxi to finance my university education but today I’m a billionaire”

LESSON:
Don’t let your past decide the kind of future you need to have.

12. Harland Sanders, Founder of KFC said, “I was on the verge of suicide when an Idea of opening a restaurant hit me after I retired as a cook in the Navy.”

LESSON:
Nothing is ever too late. “Too late” is a language of failures. Your future can begin at any age. Don’t ever let AGE make limit you.

13. Aliko Dangote said, “I worked for my uncle since I was a small boy, people looked down on me. I later on took a loan from my uncle to open a tiny shop. I worked hard to make ends meet. Now I am the World’s Richest Man in Africa.

LESSON:
Failures or limitations of the past have no control over the greatness in you. To him that believes, all things are possible.

14. Barack Hussein Obama said, I am a son of a black immigrant from Kenya, I graduated from Harvard and later on became a Senator in Chicago. I was also the President of the Most Powerful Nation on Earth.

LESSON:
Never design your life like a Garden where anyone can walk in and out. Design it like the Sky where everyone aspires to reach!

15. Arnold Swarzzenegger said, I traveled to America in search of financial independency when I was 15yrs old. I became the World’s Strongest Man 7 times and Mr Universe. I then got my Economics degree, then I became one of Hollywood’s best actors before I was voted twice as governor of California”

LESSON:
Don’t wait for everybody to believe in your ability and dreams.

👉BE FOCUSED👈

Do have a wonderful night rest pls.

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Morning has come. A new dawn is #born ..’ – #In14Ways #MercyfulGrace

Written by Aremuorin

Morning has come. A new dawn is born. The reign of oligarchy will stop as soon as love rains on all
of us.

A new beginning is rising. Hope is glory. Truth is made manifest and doors are opening to new temptations but the steadfast one is on open arms to wright the path no ones trod. Amen

I dont need the Pope to find God. I remember me. Fearfully and wonderfully made. Not the bag of bones of bad religion they sold me long after God made me whole #faithfully through #Christ the most beautiful, Godly, Holy #Sacrifice ..’

When I sum the total no of jokers in the life who have wasted my time, between – friends (so called) and professionals, (so called); I wonder, ‘why’, I gave (give) them, the time of my – day.

It’s one thing for folks to be a nasty piece of work from a distance but it is a great revelation when they are self confessed. At least, theres no misunderstanding in that!

I don’t know how to say this – than as it is. The devil is nothing but a plain liar. Come’s to steal, destroy and confuse …’ The truth is out there … Let it be told. Mercy on all …’

May love find it’s way to our hearts.

Because some of the things we do to each other are pure evil – stemming from selfish need, to control the lives and well being of others.

It’s unkind. It’s not right. Let’s stamp it out. If it contradicts anything abov love. It’s pure evil and un needed in our hearts. Amen. Much Love*.

Be kind to yourself and to other folks around you, it’s not all about you.

Time lost, I could have ‘GAINED’, doing something else where productive. All

Right Then. Let’s Move On !!!

Humans are one messed up creature(s). Particularly, black peeps. You would think, post slavery, they would learn, a thing or two, about self-love and kindness ..’

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#NeverGiveUp

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Performing at BlackOutUK ..’ – #MercyfulGrace #LoveIsLove #BlkOutUK

Written by Anthony Everest

I was, last minute called, on the last sunday of the year to perform, at the first BlackoutUK brunch, which was my pleasure. A great honour, to be asked, to perform my new self penned song IfYouNeedMe. Thank you Nzube for the capture🙏🏿.

This year, I wrote & produced a compilation album featuring a brand new self penned song “If You Need Me”, from the forth coming Ep “OBLIVION”, scheduled for realease in 2020. Also won 6 awards internationally for “Music & Community Support” including “Oustanding Creative Artiste Of The Year from BBI

The critiques that challenged my decision to perform here got me thinking. Then, it just occurred to me, that – On #2020Vission:

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The evil that antiquated religious & cultural #ignorance ensues is deadlier than WW3. Make love lead the #way ..’ – #In14Ways

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Each to their own dogma. When a self righteous kettle calls pot black, moral logic, precludes all sensibility ..’

Anthony Everest performing “If You Need Me & Never Around Ep live” @blkoutuk, Photo Credit: Black In Motion – https://MercyfulGrace.Blog

I guess it’s safe to say, nobody is normal. Otherwise, it would be, a perfect world. Self love brings clarity.

Selfie: Anthony Everest & Emran, Photo Credit: Anthony Everest – https://MercyfulGrac.Blog

My self esteem is not wrapped around your likes, or dislikes. Just because it’s successful does not mean it’s credible.

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That’s why some of you don’t want to wake up. You love illusions, fairytales and daydreams. Perfect, myriads for the slavemaster.

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Do you and #FollowYourDreams. I am pretty sure if Jesus listened to his critiques he would have left humanities cross of shame behind at calvary. That’s why Jesus said its finished.

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Some folks have been through hell from cultural & religious abuse. So this space is ideal for respite or re-conditioning the mind, body & soul with great networking opportunities in a safe environment.

Since 2012. Many friends and colleagues told me to work closely with the LGBTQ+ community. I didn’t get it. Now. I do. Straight folks are not homophobes. Self haters are. So much work to do. So little time to do it. Love is a wonderful cure for antiquated #ignorance ..’ – #In14Ways

#2020Vission #Love #AnthonyEverestMusic

Love is the only truth and only the truth can set you #free. The rest is a waste of precious #time and we all know time is #money. Nobody is wasting #mine.

When God has given me greatness; why hide it under a rock – for fools?

Culture is not set in stone; otherwise, we would still be ridding donkeys to Jerusalem and burning witches at the stake.

You can find out more about BlackOutUK at https://blkoutuk.com/

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#MercyfulGrace
#IfYouNeedMe
#lightroom #lighting
#lovequotes #loveislove

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Oris Erhuero ..’ – #In14Ways #Interview #Showbiz #OrisErhuero #MercyfulGrace

Last year, I wrote & produced a compilation album featuring a brand new self penned song “If You Need Me”, from the forth coming Ep “OBLIVION”, scheduled for realease in 2020. Also won 6 awards internationally for “Music & Community Support” including “Oustanding Creative Artiste Of The Year from BBI (EMA Award). If You Need Me – (the Mixtape) out: 1-25-2020: Prelude to #OblivionEp. https://ditto.fm/if-you-need-me-anthony-everest

Oris Erhuero Interview #In14Ways by Aremuorin

Had the opportunity to interview Oris Erhuero, recently. A new Bond era. Fit for Her Majesty’s Service ..’ It was really inspirational and indepth. Here is the interview:

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Oris Erhuero, Photo Credit – Torunn Lillo

1. How do you adapt to winter?

So far so good, as the winter has it’s thing with me, where it keeps me on my toes at all times.

2. Whats keeps you busy?

Right now my family keeps me very busy. As well as my good friends, that I haven’t been able to make time for, during the year, due to work commitments.

3. Why is fitness important to you.

Fitness is extremely important to me. It’s a lifestyle for me, no doubt. It’s parts and parcel of who I am. It’s one of the many things in life I will always live and swear by.

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Oris Erhuero, Photo Credit – Torunn Lillo

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Oris Erhuero, Photo Credit – Netflix

It’s something that’s been installed in me since I was a kid. It’s what led me to break dancing, martial arts, weights, running, meditation, yoga, and the urge for me to push and compete with myself. It has been very rewarding to my career in ways that I never saw coming I would like to say it’s an institution within my life.

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Oris Erhuero, Photo Credit – Torunn Lillo

And a medical proven fact, that one will for ever stay young, healthy and alert with time and age, no matter what, and where one is in life, as long you are willing to slice and save time out of your 24 given hour a day to commit.

4. Your latest movie “EUROPA” playing at Film festivals around the world at the moment … Tell us about it.

Well. it’s a true story, told from – as a movie – shot within a movie. The inside movie tells a fictional murder story, a drama and love triangle. And the «outside» movie tells above all a razor sharp analysis of contemporary life in Europe by the award winning Rwandan director Kivu Ruhorahoza (Grey Matter, Things of the Aimless Wanderer). He decides to film his new movie, A Tree Has Fallen, in London.

Oris Erhuero – Photo Credit – Torunn Lillo

It is, to be a stylish drama. about “Simon”, the character which I play, a mysterious “Nigerian man”, who returns to London to make amends with Anna, his mixed-race lover (Lisa Moorish) and Bruce, Anna’s white ex-husband (Matt Ray Brown).

Progressively, this love triangle mirrors the increasing social and racial tensions in Great Britain, and Europe today right now. This is in parallel to his narrative fiction, “Kivu documents”. This tensions by filming a series of rallies in the streets of London.

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Oris Erhuero, Photo Credit – Torunn Lillo

But inevitably, the ‘hostile environment’ immigration policy of the ruling Conservative Party comes back to haunt the reunited lovers and to disrupt Kivu’s film making effort. Sensing that his London stay is coming to a forced end, Kivu attends a far right protest to try and understand the rising xenophobia of the Brits and of his character Bruce.

5. Barriers you have had to break down.

One of the many things in life I have learned is that from the day we were born, no matter what race, gender or tribe we are, there would always be a barrier without fail in front of us.

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Oris Erhuero, Photo Credit – Robert Lapworth

I believe it’s part of all of our destiny and mission in life to fight for what we believe in, and that will come with a lot of barriers. I have had to keep in mind, that the many that came before I was born, fought to overcome what I wouldn’t probably think is a problem, today. For example; ‘Racism’ – today isn’t what the likes of my father and mom had to bear in the 60’s, in the west. Today, it’s a different kind. It’s all psychological. For example in my case, transcending from the fashion and modelling world.

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Oris Erhuero, Photo Credit – Torunn Lillo

“For me, being a person of colour, I had to fight my way through all the racial political crap that came with it to get work. However, you keep pushing through, with a positive mind set, or it can eat you up and discourage you from growing. I walked from the world of fashion onto my first tv series in the 90s, and forcefully been the character that was intended to be a guest star in the first episode, to being one of the leading characters”.

At that time, when and if you came from modelling, or the fashion world, you were never taken seriously, for TV. So, having to push through that in the 90s, was a big deal, and then having the opportunity to transcend from TV to Film was a barrier, As Back then, doing TV was the death of an actor, as once you started there you died there, you couldn’t cross that line to film ever, and then finding myself blazing through that barrier on to films and stage and people accepting the change ,was a big deal.

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It’s funny with the help of social media, how many people are taken back by my journey from the beginning, to where I am now; because to them, many people back then, where kind of stuck in a time zone and didn’t, and couldn’t, cross that barrier.

I have become part of that generation that can juggle anything thrown our way. So, for me, it’s almost a trill to say to myself; let’s do this, and surprise myself in the process. Today many of us can do music, produce films, write and direct them, as well as collaborate with fashion houses, simply because many of us understood that breaking down Barriers, and constantly transcending would always pay of in big a big way.

6. So you are an SGI Nicheriann Buddhist? Tell us about it?

Nicherian Buddhism’s for me is the simple in-depth discovery of common sense in it’s entity, taught to me through the sgi Soka Gakkai international, meaning value creating society.

It’s a diverse Buddhist community network which comprises of more than 12 million people in 192 countries and territories around the world. We, as Sgi members, base our practice on the Lotus Sutra and Nichiren Buddhism, which teaches that each person has within the courage, wisdom and compassion to face and surmount any of life’s challenges.

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Oris Erhuero – Photo Credit – Torunn Lillo

Based on core Buddhist principles such as respecting the dignity of human life and the inter connected-ness of self and the environment, we engage in various peace activities including human rights education, the movement to abolish nuclear weapons and efforts to promote sustainable development.

7. Does God and The notion appeal to you? What does it mean to you?

Yes, the term appeals to me in many ways, but that also depending, on how each individual of any form of belief system. sees it, and understands it. But in my case, as a Nicherien buddhist, we have the term called the mystic law, which is “Nam Myoho Renge Kyo” in English, it means “Devotion to the mystic law of the universe” or “Glory to the sutra of the lotus of the supreme”.

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Oris Erhuero, MercyfulGrace Blog

This is the central mantra chanted within all forms of Nichiren Buddhism. However, at the end of the day, as a Buddhist, we believe that nothing is fixed or permanent and that change is always possible through chanting and prayers. That’s my notion of God and how it appeals to me. Nevertheless, it all begins and end with prayers to deeply understand that notion.

8. Have you compromised something you love for the greater good of mankind or would you.

Yes, many many years ago in the 80s before Nelsons Mandela release from jail, I was scouted as a model to go and work in South Africa along with other models. The offer was incredibly lucrative, but even as I was young, it didn’t sit well with me. I had this feeling if I cross that line; it would be the point of no return, as many artist and musicians were warned not to go, as it will be a disrespect to Mandela as well as those fighting to abolish Apartheid.

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Oris Erhuero, Photo Credit – Torunn Lillo

As fast forward years later in May 1994 the week of his inauguration, an agent invited me again to go to South Africa, and that’s where my carrier in the end really jumped of from fashion and modelling to TV and film career.

And going on almost 27 years, I really believe in my heart that when I look back, that act, and sacrifice I made with out selling myself short or selling out by crossing that line back then , really payed of for me today , and it was worth it. That act has lead me in making many decisions today no matter how juicy it seems to say no and walk away without any regret.

9. Life as a black person, does it seem like a fairy tale to you or is it a survival game.

To be honest at times it does feel like the survival game.

I have had to work super hard, and pray incredibly hard, that people will look past this colour of my skin and just see the greatness in me, there also see in themselves And that really broke through for me when I arrived in ‘South Africa the week of May 1994’.
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Oris Erhuero – Photo Credit – Torunn Lillo

In addition, I was very fortunate to meet Mandela and certain people I would have never been able to sit in a room with in the west.

I had arrived as a young man to chase my dreams at a period of change in a country where blacks and whites fighting alongside against racism where dealt a hard blow by the Killing of Steven Biko, and many more countless people and kids got shot and killed for speaking up.
Watching one man, who had been locked up for 27 years come out and bring the people, regardless of their colour, together to live as one in harmony. That special moment and time changed me forever.
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Oris Erhuero – MercyfulGrace Blog

So today, wherever I go, I take that spirit and energy of Mandela and those who fought alongside him, with me. I remember this when I work in a place where I don’t see people like me. I just make it known that I’m a human just like you, so whatever misconception you may have of me or people like me, we need to get past it and get on with the task at hand.

But from to time to time, I find myself slipping in to that survival mode and having to catch myself, and to be honest I have seen the positive impact more so lately. I now deeply feel slowly, slowly, the survival game is slipping away for good.

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Oris Erhuero – MercyfulGrace Blog

I truly believe in my hearts of hearts the reality is settling in and people are tired and want to get along and just live in harmony, and yes sometimes it’s all about the mind-set and where we are in the moment.
I sincerely believe we all have the power to make a change where we go from here.

10. Actors you will like to co star with?

Anyone that can act, and do it like the greats.

11. Your hide away?

The Nordics

12. Your 4 non negotiables.

A). Racism

B). Leaders who come in to Power and break their promise.

C). People who abuse their power and position in life.

D). The 4th would be any one who discriminates against any gender of any kind, as people should be free to be who they believe they are. Period.

13. Best advice given.

My best advice ever given to me was by the iconic Sisley Tyson. We met in South Africa while I was taking a break from filming.

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Oris Erhuero, Photo Credit – Antonio Rui Ribeiro

And during one of our moments together, she invited me to the opening of the Robben Island prison in Cape Town where Nelson Mandela spent part of his 27 years incarcerated. This Prison was now been reopened and turned in to a museum, as a great reminder of Nelsoms Mandela’s past.

As we sat on the ferry ride talking, she just stopped in the middle of our casual conversation, and said to me that I should never underestimate myself and the power in me.

To always stand my ground no matter what, know my worth and to never sell myself short. She lived by those words by introducing me to one of the most powerful mangers in Hollywood, doubling my salary for the next season – that changed the game for me. So now, when in doubt, I go back to that moment.

14. SAY some wishful & grateful things for humanity to come to pass.

I believe in my hearts of hearts THAT AFRICA RIGHT NOW THIS MOMENT IS THE NEXT 21 CENTURY AND 2020 WILL MAKE IT LOUD AND CLEAR, IN WAYS BEYOND OUR IMAGINATION.

Close: Thanks for the interview. It is a real treat. Will just like to add an after thought here. “You are a dream come true and incredibly inspiring. I will pay a million bucks to have the opportunity to do this interview all over again, and again. One day the world will thank you”.

Life will fade, but time will prevail. So, get on your ship, and take to sail. My prayer for anyone going through arduous challenges is that you find your beacon of light. Don’t let go of that hope in your heart. Darkness despises #light ..’ – #In14Ways

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Reviews & Reaction #Videos ..’ – #In14Ways #Aremuorin #MercyfulGrace

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Image ..’ – #In14Ways #SundayConfessions #MercyfulGrace

Written by Anthony Everest

Image is very powerful & deceptive. Use it well. Some brands thrive off this using it’s influence. Lucifer the bright morning star is boss at this.

How else could gospel acts get led astray from the church. It may razzel dazzle but that don’t mean it’s not a hassle frazzle.

There’s nothing like living from a place of self love. It’s absolute ..’ Many will kill to know this perfection. Isn’t it ironic. The devil is in the detail.

One of my clients said: “Smile, #love all and #trust none”. Deeply profound. #Realtalk. She’s only 18.

Love is not a prison. The rest is a waste of time ..’ Love is the dream. Let no one sell it to you. God is love 🥰.

Love is friendship. This they won’t understand.

Who can be against you when God is for you. Even thou my blood presure is high, this makes me #smile ..’ – #In14Ways

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Teuta Avdyli: Born to stand out not to fit #in ..’ – In14Ways #TuetaAvdyli #MercyfulGrace #PGEUK2019

Interview by Anthony Everest

1.Welcome back: Nice to hear from you again. What’s your name and where are you from?

My name is Teuta Avdyli. I am the author of the book “BORN TO STAND OUT NOT TO FIT IN”, an international public speaker, empowerment, positive parenting and spirituality coach. I am married and a passionate mother of two beautiful children.

2. What’s the story behind your book

To empower women on how to overcome and become unbreakable in the times of hardships, tribulation, adversities. No matter what life throws at you have to become a quick learner, smash your own spiders (problems} and carry on with your day. There will be times you will fail, there will be times that you will succeed but they are both very important at stepping stones to get to the other side.

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That’s why I would like to say that NEVER GIVE UP!! Owing to that, learn to enjoy every moment of every day despite what life presents. The more we practice, the better we will be at enjoying the moment. Focusing on solutions keeps our thoughts in the moment, and what we can accomplish in the NOW!

I overcome various obstacles in my life.

I am a survivor of a major lorry accident that rode over my poor legs 3 times.

Panache Award Recipient – Teuta Avdyli

I am blessed because I was given a second change to live and I want to do things differently this time. I am on the mission to establish my vision.

No waisting time, But the thing is you don’t know if you have a second change?

You don’t need to go through what I went through, to appreciate life and do the right things. I have been in the wilderness and came out of it and I learned wealth a lot.

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Many times, I shared my story with others and inspired them in many ways. I knew that my story talks and needs to be heard but I didn’t have a platform where to share to.

I wanted to go beyond that, and I came to a point that I said to myself, ok now, now it’s the time to share my knowledge with others.

It’s not about me anymore it’s about helping others not only one to one but one to many or millions. I know someone needs to hear my story, someone needs my help, not only information but direction!

3. Have you changed from the experience?

Definitely. These experiences have shaped, molded me who I have become today. Beneath every strong, independent woman lies, a broken little girl who had to learn how to get back up.

Overtime she has fallen and risen up even stronger because she is a survivor and not a victim. I am in control of my life and there is nothing I can’t achieve.

The knowledge is nothing compared to the vastness of what I’ve learnt through these experiences and I learned to never depend on anyone. Those experiences have shaped me to who I am today.

Each of the experience has been unique. I can say that I know what it is to fight. No matter how hard the situation, I knew that God was with me, He never left me, never forsaken me.

You’re here because you made it. We are survivors in one or other ways. We go through hardships, tribulation, adversity but no matter what, keep pushing through. It will pass because they are temporary and what remains is your greatness!

In this manner, we polish ourselves. We go through trials, and the ideas that don’t work are eliminated and better ones are created or found. With each learning experience, we become better, and we approach perfection. So, embrace life, including the lows, because they help us to better appreciate the highs. We are like teabags. We don’t know our true strength until we are in hot water and receive the flower and our see true colors.

I strongly believe that God opened a different door for me, unlocked my full potential that I ALWAYS believed since I was a young girl, I visualized myself talking in front of many people. Now I know why I am here. What’s my Identity? What’s my life purpose? Knowing that its priceless and worthy any pain. In pain I found my life purpose, in my struggles, I learnt how to overcome, in my bitterness I found my betterment.

Now I want to help others to find their life purpose. Helping people to find their purpose in life, is that you’re not changing one aspect of their life. You’re changing all aspects of their life. Image. Someone that didn’t have purpose.

How much happier they will be, how much productive, how much happier their family will be?

Its truly a priceless situation. My scar is big and not pleasant to look at it but… I love it every time I see it because my scar tells a story, my testimony it reminds me my defining moments, my turning point in my life.

Definitely when you overcome hard times you’re not on the same level anymore for sure! You change, mature, grow become wiser and more knowledgeable and unsinkable soul! Your heart becomes soft and you have compassion for the broken ones.

4. What is the hope you will like to give folks through your book.

What makes life message is:

If something goes wrong, here is my advice ….And that is for every one of you who is going through tough times, whatever that may be, and it doesn’t have to be physical, if you are overwhelmed with life, exhausted, depressed, lost or maybe people are against you, you feel that there seems to be no way out, it could be a family problem, going through divorce, family loss, or maybe you think that your problem is too big, I can’t take it anymore and you want to end your life, whatever it is:

I been there physically, emotional pain. I felt the pain. But don’t ever give up. ITS TEMPORARY IT WILL PASS!

If you can’t run, walk

If you can’t walk, crawl.

If you can’t crawl push through, there is way out, no matter the problem, If I did it you can too, if it’s done before it can be done again.

This is the reason why I have put together in a form of a book to help people to learn and live a happy and fulfilled life. The book is full Inspiring, empowering stories Of A Great Survivor, no matter what, if you have faith, you can overcome pretty much anything in life.

Many times, in life, when people tell you that you can’t do something you have to become an even bigger fighter, run away from these negative people, because the sky is your limit.

It’s not where you start from, it’s where you finish. No matter the weather brings your own sunshine. “If you don’t risk anything, you risk everything”.

Strength comes in the ability to get back up after we’ve been knocked down. Harder to do, than say, sometimes!

You can rewrite to own your story. You can bring back your power.

Focus on solutions rather than situations. When we focus on our problems, we give them strength and feed their growth. When we focus on problems, our problems take us where they want us to go. Generally, this is a place of despair, depression, uncertainty, and dead ends. When we follow our problems, we tend to see our glass as half empty, instead a glass that is half full.

A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor can a man be perfected without trials. Feel the pain and once you’re done and healed, go forward and make this as your inspiration and motivation. The power to change and take responsibility to do something different.

Making sure that everything you do—What you say, how you show up, how you act, is a reflection of who you are, congruent with your character and spirit across every situation.

Great things can happen when you set yourself up to be noticed in the right way. Practice these tips and you’ll not only stand out in the crowd but probably travel far beyond it.

It’s not where you start from, it’s where you finish. No matter the weather brings your own sunshine. “If you don’t risk anything, you risk everything”

Not every storm are bad, they may be painful but you become unbreakable and knowledgeable how to sort out a situation in the future. When you take risks, you will learn that there will be times when you fail, there will be times when you succeed, but they are both equally important. Failure is part of the process to succeed, and it’s the necessary stepping stone to achieving your dreams.

They are not about to reveal our weakness but found many strong qualities about yourself.

Strength comes in the ability to get back up after we’ve been knocked down, harder to do than say sometimes!

You can rewrite to own story. You can bring back your power.

In my own case I could complain and be mourning, as I used to be a very active and independent women. After the accident it was a complete shock, a life changing experience but instead I was very grateful.

No resentment against God or anyone. Why me. What is this and that, but instead I said, “God Thank you that I am above the ground and not underneath”.

Live life to the fullest, live the moment, enjoy the power of the present because everything else is uncertain!

We are about human love. Love others, keep smiling, live your life intentionally!

Just this way we can progress, helping and holding each other’s hands and be the best version of yourselves.

Being yourself, celebrating the unique and realness of you, and sharing that uniqueness for the betterment and encouragement of everyone around you. You just stay you as you are, you are amazing, worthy, special, you’re a master peace.

You are born to live a life as the unique individual that you are, as the flamingo in the flog of pigeons, because there is only one of you on this entire planet of 7+ billion and that’s already incredible!

5. The worst thing that happened to you through this ordeal.

There are many but I can recall some pivotal moments that are embedded in my mind. When I experienced the trauma of the track going over my legs and I looked the state of my leg, blood gushing all over the place. I knew that something was extremely wrong. Pure terror!

In that moment I didn’t know for sure, if I would live or die. A complete acceptance of death. When was flung into the deep water, when I came in UK. Fear nearly consumed me. The first thought that came to mind was this, my end had come.

6. What did this pain feel like.

When I went through the excruciation unbearable pain of the truck accident.

I was screaming exceedingly with a bitter cry for help. The sense of loneliness, feeling powerless, undignified, perplexed; that was the scariest feeling, and place to be. It makes my spine shiver when I think of that moment.

Also, when I was in hospital and the doctor didn’t give me hope of if I would ever walk again – was scary.

My children, my family went through difficult times too. I was worried for them.

7. Where did your survival instinct erupt from.

I CREDIT my Ability to move forward in life…and overcome all my adversities to my dedication to spirituality and me believing in the “Word of God”. Without being spiritually strong, I don’t think I would have come so far. I don’t think I could have made it, for sure.

Having a strong spiritual outlook helps you find meaning in life’s difficult circumstances.

For example, in my own experience before whatever I was doing, I was doing on my own strength, and my ability but I wasn’t happy or fulfilled. I was worried for everything. The burden was heavy.

Today is different. I have peace, joy, patience, love, compassion. I don’t worry. It’s not that you will not have problems, but you are able to overcome, and the burden is lighter. What a big difference!

I can tell you that when I was knocked down on the ground, you don’t think of anything else.

No family, no money, nothing just eternity becomes so important and I know God saved me for a reason.

How can you not believe a moment like that? You can’t argue for a miracle. For example, I remember when I felt that I was leaving.

A complete acceptance of death. Tears were rolling down my cheeks, and in that moment

Suddenly, this inner powerful voice inside me intercepted my thought process.

“No this is not your end yet”, and suddenly I seemed to have got back my will to survive.

From then, a voice even more powerful said to me ‘You will live to do even more greater things in the world’. Everything happening was like a film and now that prophesy given to me whilst in that defining moment, coming true, as I am living to tell my story and inspire the world by compiling my ordeal, I know this is just the beginning of greater things to come.

If I could capture that feeling and sell it, I’d be a multi billionaire.

But … I can’t. I don’t have the capacity to describe it, none of us has. I never knew up to that moment how priceless the air you breathe was and how precious life was!

We are foolish. We take life for granted. That moment will stay with me forever for as long as I breath.

8. Do you think you’ve done enough to inspire.

No, ultimately, my deepest and greatest desire is to impact and inspire people around the world that is the greatest contribution to the society, family, and the work of God.

I want to be a role model for my children and live a legacy beyond. To be led by example showing others if you can do it, others can if it’s done before it can be done again.

Knowing that you’re being of use, for a good cause, that matters to me.

That’s when my personality serves my soul, that’s my authentic power, that priceless! I feel happy that God has opened a new door for me, unlocked my full potential that I always believed since I was a young girl.

I am living to tell my story and inspire the world by compiling my ordeal in the form of a book and becoming an author, in empowering, positive parenting and spirituality. I really believe God fueled me with a great meaning and purpose.

To be a life-changing advocacy to help others rise above their painful experiences, creating a positive change and inspiring others.

9. What is love to you.

Great question “What is love to you?” We are not referring to the feel feeling in love with someone.

This question made me think about my passion and purpose. I want to share it with you today because I believe this is a question that applies to all of us. And, I also believe that the answer lies deep within each one of us.

I think before you can even answer that question, you must first acknowledge that what is love. I got 3 verses from the bible, that explains very well the meaning of love.

Love is not ill-mannered or selfish or irritable; love does not keep a record of wrongs.’ 1 Corinthians 13.5.

‘If you love only the people who love you, why should you receive a blessing? Even sinners love those who love them!’ Luke 6.32.

Meanwhile these three remain: faith, hope, and love; and the greatest of these is love.’ 1 Corinthians 13.13

Keep Loving, keep smiling, live intentionally. You can serve with compassion. You’re in a mission and our mission is to be the best version ourselves. Remove all the sense of entitlement and stay low where the waters came from

I believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard and believe you can.

10. What are your future goals and plans.

Yes, as well as creating a mastery program in empowering women to become unstoppable in the face of the adversary, I also I am creating a blueprint for positive parenting tribes, because I want to enhance the love, that bound between parents and children. They are the generation. We must fight for them. I think there is a lot to contribute in parenting topics.

I will continue to write books

I will help others.

I will teach what I know and make a dent on the universe.

11. How can we be peaceful.

The most and very powerful kind of peace is being in peace with yourself both an outward and an inward state of being and acting. If you are trying to be more peaceful, you must begin by finding peace within yourself. Further your peaceful nature by bringing it into your interactions with others and making your environment peaceful. Find your inner -peace and accomplishing your confidence.

Allow and accept change. Change is often difficult to accept and can be very stressful. The difficulty here is that change is constantly occurring, and that by being resistant to it, you will just be causing yourself unnecessary stress. Accept change by realizing you and your life are always growing and changing. Accept change as a learning process to a better life.

Let go of fear. A great deal of the time we are resistant to change due to a fear of the unknown. Letting go of that fear allows you to accept change.

12. Why do people hurt.

In my opinion, most people hurt others because deep inside they are not happy with themselves or there’s something that’s bugging them.

People, by their nature, do things that are painful to others. You have to LEARN the tools to overcome the inner desire to be cruel and mean to others.

Therefore, people who do not have any self-control will get involved with the activities of justifying their US while degrading the THEM.

As time goes on, we can only hope that they learn that way of thinking is hurtful, and they begin to learn some empathy for the THEM in the world.

It freed me from such world of bondage to the garbage that comes from ignorance about people as a whole.

Unfortunately, there are many things that people are hurt in this world with so many problems, violence, teenage crime, early pregnancy, depression, worries, poverty, insecurities, global worming ect the list is almost endless. How divided we are.

· How mean we are to one another.

· How critical we are of one another.

· How judgmental we are of each other and how angry we are at each other.

· How lonely we all seem to be.

· This space is a big open field filled with dreamers and explorers. It’s filled with teachers and doctors, with mothers and fathers, and with the young and the old.

· We are more alike than we are different.

Yet, we are all longing for the same things. We are all longing to be accepted, to be seen and understood, and to be invited into the space that unites us.

Fortunately, for me Christianity showed me the way out of that way of thinking.

The gift. I finally began to learn why everyone is so different. And why some people are cruel, nice, or indifferent. That provided me an opportunity to see the world from an objective perspective so that I can learn what are the truths about people.

13. Is there hope for love.

Many of us have had times in our lives where we feel alone, ugly and unlovable. But there is a person who is totally in love with you, right now. God created the earth, the heavens and everything we see, including you, no matter what you do, God will never stop loving you.

But there is a problem. Sadly, we live a life separated from the great love of God because of something called sin.

When you do something to hurt a friend, it damages your relationship. Sin is like this. We all sin when we ignore God, disobey him, mock him and hurt him. Sin can damage our relationships with friends and family, as well as stopping us from living a life in God’s presence.

So, what’s the solution? Thankfully there is a way that we can break the barrier that sin creates between us and God’s love.

The solution is the greatest act of love anyone will ever do for you. To die for you. We need to understand that sin leads to death. But God loves us so much that he sent Jesus to die for all our sins, so we can have eternal life.

But now we have a choice…A decision. The perfect chance to restart your life, with all your mistakes wiped away.

All you must do is accept that you have sinned, ask God to forgive you and decide to live your life in real relationship with God. So now is that time to decide. What is your choice?

14. Is life where you want to be?

Evaluating our own personal level of success can be an intimidating task. We all have different versions of what success looks like and it doesn’t necessarily look the same as the person next to us.

Sometimes, we measure success in comparison to the success of our friends and family.

And other times, we are even quick to judge those around us based on where they are in their own life. Instead of comparing based on others’ version of success, what we should really be doing is looking our inward self.

I have pictured and asked myself what I want for my life to look like and have take the time to think about what I should be doing to get to where I want to be.

The reason why it’s important to ask yourself these questions is because these are some of the things that affect our overall level of happiness in life.

These are some of the things that guide the decisions that we make on our daily basis. These are things that we value and the things that are our driving forces.

But just like coming to terms with struggles, hardships, or mistake, or an addiction, or fear, the first thing that we must do is admit that it’s there and ask for help.

Then, we can tackle it head-on. We can’t solve a problem if we don’t know what the problem is. So, take time to think about it. Once you’ve done that, you can start to navigate your way towards finding a solution. Have you identified the things that are holding you back from becoming who you want to be?

I live you today with these quotes: “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined” — Henry David Thoreau. “Refuse to die unlived life” “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears”- Les Brown

14a. Say a prayer for humanity and us.

My prayer for people today is be humble before God, turn to and acknowledge His ways, have a relationship with the Creator.

Without him you are like fish without waters, you are limited, no matter what. He is a good Father.:

Forgive and let go any grudges, resements because it’s like as Nelson Mandela said: “Unforgiveness is like drinking poison for your own body and waiting for the other person to die”. Its not worthy, is it?

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