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] Be the generous one

Just be the Giver. Please. Be the generous one, the mentor, the adviser,
the motivator, the donor, the donator, the one who cares. Find a way to
make what you do matter for more people, or matter more for one person.
Give someone a break. Give someone hope. Make a promise. Keep it.
Overdeliver. Open the door of opportunity; open your wallet. Open your
heart, take out the love, and hand it to someone. DLP

I love the Course in Miracles, it makes me go hmmm, have you ever heard
that song "things that make you go hmmm" A Course in Miracles is one of the
texts that have that effect on me

And so ACIM presents the concept that what you give, you give to yourself
and same with what you take. Because we are all connected, giving and
receiving is really one and the same

I started practicing this, changing my mind set is a process, not an event
so it takes time. I started noticing things in a different way. I remind
myself when I am down to my last $100 to not feel "broke" and hold on to it
for dear life. When I give I feel great when I hoard I dont feel as good

I was in the supermaket, there was an elderly lady before me in the queue,
she had about five items, bread, milk, eggs, salted cod and a packet of
tea. She waited as they rung up her bill, she did not have enough money,
she left the items and walked out looking crestfallen I looked at it I was
in the store and I am searching through my bag to see how much cash I
really had I wanted to pay for it for her- I was searching in my bag to
determine the amount that I had because I did not have much- I lived wayyy
beyond my means for the month- and still waiting on cash for work or books
I sold earlier- so when I did the analysis of my cash flow it was my turn
in the line, I asked the cashier how much was the bill? to hold a bit
please, I ran outside to look for the lady- she was gone, not a sight of her

I came back inside, asked the cashier- do you know that lady? She responded
that she looked familiar from coming in the store but no she didn't know her

I kicked myself! slow slow and slow because I was over thinking about how
much I would have left for my own stuff

I walked out of there feeling a huge crappy! all the why's coming up I was walking so I kept looking for the lady nowhere she was to be seen. Later on in the day another opportunity presented itself - I ended up
buying 3 orange juices for a man and his two children which I did without
hesitation. and my feeling, my mood, my vibe was raised. Giving is living
and that is all Peace

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 2/20/2016 02:52:00 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