Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

Akosua Dardaine Edwards - author, writer, coach, gender specialist, speaker


[What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love] You can never fool yourself

Be not afraid, therefore, for what you will be looking at is the source of
fear, and you are beginning to learn that fear is not real. You are also
learning that its effects can be dispelled merely by denying their reality.
The next step is obviously to recognize that what has no effects does not
exist. Laws do not operate in a vacuum, and what leads to nothing has not
happened. If reality is recognized by its extension, what leads to nothing
could not be real. Do not be afraid, then, to look upon fear, for it cannot
be seen. ACIM

I give thanks in advance daily to the Universe for being courageous. I do
it early in the morning because the fear comes up during the day to bite me
on the butt! And usually the fear stems from people's perception of me, my
choices, my life! Yep, that is a confession on the journey today!!

And what I have noticed and learnt since I started affirming and asking to
be courageous is that even though I feel the fear, especially when I
believe something big is at steak, I still find a way to go through with
the task, I may do it slower, I may do it in parts but I find a way and
that was not something that happened before!

And even if the thing that I do turns out differently, off from what I
expected I still feel a sense of accomplishment because I would have learnt
something and did the thing I feared

Someone told me on Friday that I am very unassuming, as some of the things
I do and say do not fit with how I look. I thought about that for a moment
and responded with a smile! Who can tell what someone will say or do by how
they look? Its a trap I have fallen into many times so it was a reminder to
not judge.

Brutally honest -You can fool some people some time but you can never fool
yourself! You can tell yourself almost anything to excuse away your fear.
You might actually believe it for a while! But, there will come a time when
the excuse will not be strong enough, or big enough to camouflage your
fear. Eventually what you tell yourself will begin to sound so weak, so
lame, so utterly ridiculous that you will have a hard time convincing
yourself or anyone else that it is true. When that time comes, don't be
defensive. Be willing to face the thing you fear!

It really is a freeing feeling!


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 9/14/2015 02:01:00 pm

Your story is inspiring, your delivery is real
— Barbara Ince, President - Maloney Women's Group
The students who attended the function were so inspired by you they want all their friends to be exposed to your story.
— Cherisse Rawlins - Teacher Moruga Secondary
I must thank you for your presentation, many people were blown away by it.
— Sharon Christopher, Dep CEO First Citizens Bank Limited
It was a pleasure hosting you. Your reading from Nyabo (Madam) Why Are You Here? - was both thought provoking and insightful, thank you.
— Consulate General of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago - New York
You are an inspiration to us all
— Marlene Charles, YWCA President
I can’t stop telling people about your presentation. You changed my life forever!
— Michele Celestine, Executive Director Heroes Foundation
What an honour and priveledge it was for me and my wife to host you during your stay in Washington DC
— Anthony WJ Phillips-Spencer, Ambassador Extraordinary Embassy of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Unveiling was exactly what I needed, thank you.
— Participant at 2017's Unveiling- Looking into the Mirror of Self
Akosua, congratulations and thank you for that fabulous and thoughtful sharing from your book. I did NOTHING for the weekend but read your books. Madam, I found your story telling light and entertaining, true Trini style but DEEP.
— Sandra Ferguson, Agency for Rural Transformation, Grenada W.I
After hearing Ms. Akosua speak, I now know that I am everything and that I have everything to become who I want to be.
— Jenna Marie Bharat, Student- San Juan South Secondary School
Madam Akosua was awe inspiring. Excellent motivational skills. For me as a new retiree her words encourage me to “give back to the village”
— Anthea Doyle
Inspirational for both year groups. Forms 3 and 5. They were at the edge of their seats. prodding them to plan and even when things do not go as planned... to never give up when faced with life’s challenges
— San Juan South Secondary School
She is complete, sincere and true to herself. Akosua relates to you on what is common in all of us, our humanity.
— Odella Jowaheer