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] Nothing gives meaning to what is nothing

Nothing gives meaning where no meaning is. And truth needs no defense to
make it true. ACIM

This is one of my favourite lessons in the Course- truth needs no defense,
whatsoever! whether we believe it or not, it is the truth, whether we make
excuses or not, it remains true and added to that is when we know the
truth, make excuses and attach meaning to something - nothing gives meaning
where no meaning is. And so, I am reminded of this so many times it
actually assists me when I am making decisions, when I am being defensive
and denying the truth that is so evident.

Yesterday I had the privilege to share lessons on the journey to 40 other
Charities, civil society organisations and people working to make the world
better than they found it. I remembered "nothing gives meaning where no
meaning is" when the point was raised that the world is in such a horrible
state? Is that really true? Is it true that we are doomed? nothing can give
meaning to that, at least for me. So the discussion moved to hope and is
having hope enough.

The truth is, we are here with a wonderful opportunity to continue to
learn, to share, to demonstrate that opportunities exist and to continue
along with faith that there is meaning and method to the madness

On a totally separate note, but just wanted to share, the crew that worked
together to facilitate the coming together of these organisations are an
absolute gem, I felt so inspired to be a part of this team of women who
showed up as themselves, authentic and in service

Giving thanks for being a part of a super crew!


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 5/20/2016 12:57:00 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