Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

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

 

What Are You Trying to Prove?

Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs. This state of mind is not common, but it is essential for right thinking. – Leo Tolstoy

Differences are all around, different cultures, different beliefs, different journeys. That is part of the journey. It's a given. Byron Katie says it well "when you argue with reality you suffer". The challenges arise when we want to be right, to want to convert others, to prove that we are right and they are wrong. Feeling out of control when others do not agree with you, so much so, that you go out of your way to prove them wrong

Spend that same time and energy in a space of respect and open mindedness

What are you trying to prove?

Is it that one differing opinion will throw your world so out of kilter that you will move from a space of respect and love to dishonor?

What are you trying to prove?

Is it that differences says to you that you are wrong? that your way is not THE WAY?

What Are you trying to prove?

Enoughness. Rightness. Righteousness. Best Way. Best Practice. Success. Control.

What are you trying to prove?

I have learnt that I have nothing to prove and I would rather be happy than right

Peace 

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