Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

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

 

Stay in Your Lane

Some of our biggest disappointments in life are the result of expectations we have of others that they can’t ever possibly meet. Soledad Francis


Iyanla says it the best, it is actually unloving to both you and the other person to expect them to do the things they have either demonstrated that they cannot do or are unwilling to do by their actions.

We live in hope that if we continue to coerce, prove ourselves, ask nicely, motivate and inspire others that they will somehow come around to doing that particular thing that we have been asking and begging them to do or not do for ages.

When they don't we get really frustrated and annoyed, sometimes bitter!


Do your thing, stay in your lane, climb your ladder and most importantly make a choice that you cannot make people do anything you want them to do if they don't want to do it. Focus on you, because....choices

Real talk!


Peace


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What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love

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Does Attitude Matter?

An inflated consciousness is always egocentric and conscious of nothing but its own existence. It is incapable of learning from the past, incapable of understanding contemporary events, and incapable of drawing right conclusions about the future. It is hypnotized by itself and therefore cannot be argued with. It inevitably dooms itself to calamities that must strike it dead. Carl Jung

How much of a role does  attitude play in our daily living with others? I have seen so many quotes and sayings about how far a pleasant attitude can take you. I have seen those saying that a positive attitude can alter your altitude and many others which subscribe to the view that one's attitude plays an important part on the journey.

I  am experiencing a situation right now where someone continuously displays an attitude of divisiveness, non - inclusion, bullying and unkindness. What baffles me is that this attitude seems to be rewarded in the name of "getting the job done" 

The willingness to tolerate bad behaviour as a means to an end is prevalent especially at a management or Government level. It is almost to say we will do whatever it takes at the expense of anything to get to the end game which is usually money.

Think of how much more work would get done and more benefits would ensue if there was an environment where positive attitudes were welcomed and encouraged.

I started asking myself, what are the lessons in this scenario?

What are the lessons in dealing with a situation where someone's poor attitude is tolerated for the sake of getting the job done?


Lessons:

1. Set Boundaries for yourself - boundaries are the situations you are sure that will not be tolerated

2. Be Prepared to Act - if your boundaries are crossed be prepared to act

3. Do not take it personal - many times people display on the outside what they are feeling on the inside

4. Re-evaluate your why - why are you there? 

5. Not every situation demands a response from you - learn to leave some of the nonsense alone

6. Be Kind - kindness costs you nothing.

Please feel free to add your lessons to the list, I am curious to learn and share lessons on the Journey

Peace

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No Heat No Judgement

When we think we are unworthy, it means that, for some reason, we believe that we have to prove we  have a right to our space on the planet, in life, as we are,".

 "That means that we will do all manna of wonderfulness to prove we deserve to be here."

In that effort, we tend to go overboard in our everyday interactions.

"We over commit, over-give, we over-do, we over-excuse, we overcompensate, and we stay in difficult, desperate, hurtful, harmful situations much longer than it is wise or productive to do so," 

it's impossible to improve your self-worth without first recognizing your true value and seeing yourself as worthy - Iyanla


The moment I find myself defending a position, wanting to prove that my way is the right and best way I have to check myself. I am drifting into a realm of feeling  either less than or better than. It may not come across that way. Real talk!

The need to get someone to agree with everything we say and believe is not just unrealistic, it is a testament of you not respecting differences of opinion and stepping out of your own business.

Yesterday my very good friend had a very passionate discussion about the role of men and women in the home, particular when married. Her view is that the man is the head of the home and makes the final decision. My view was different, I believe in mutual decision making.

I asked about if the final decision made is not in your best interest will it still be accepted. Her response was yes sometimes. That response bothered me, I started pleading my case, getting passionate and heated. I wanted her to see that those little decisions add up and then pierce your soul. It started turning too heated. I stopped. I literally stopped and thought, this is not your journey, even though you believe differently all you can do it live your life as a demonstration of what you believe and leave the rest there.

I have learnt to:

1. Respect other people's point of view even if it is different

2. There is nothing to prove to anyone

3. Live and speak authentically


Peace

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Are You Ready to Get Out of Your Way?

It was really about rising to the opportunity that had been given to me and making sure I didn’t sabotage it with the fear that I felt stepping out into this big bad world. Lupita Nyongo


I am a strong believer in the Laws of the Universe, some people argue with me about those beliefs. They want to know why I place more emphasis on the Laws of the Universe than the Bible. I can safely say that it really is a case of me identifying with what moves my soul. I love many of the stories given in the Bible, they are brilliant lessons, my challenge is the misinterpretation by many who use the Bible as I term it a weapon to keep others in fear, guilt and bondage. Anyhoos, I digress!

The point I was actually going to make is about getting out of our own way. It is simply not only visualising the outcome of what you desire. It is putting in the "work" required to make it a reality. This comes from the tenets of the Law of Inspired Action. Part of taking inspired action is getting out of our own way, overcoming our own inner critic, letting go of toxic relationships, facing the guilt and fear, focusing on our own self care, not taking the easy way out. Making a decision to stay in a relationship because of how it looks on the outside and what material or other benefits that we receive because of them is also part of getting out of our own way. Many of our challenges stem from our own versions and perceptions of how others perceive what we are doing or not doing.

I have learnt to start from within, the doubts will always be there, the questions will always be there, the naysayers will always be there. What will also always be there is you and your inner guidance.

How are you using your inner guidance? I call it your GPS.

Are you ready to get out of your own way?

Peace

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Go Inward

"if you're wondering why things aren't clicking, or why things aren't happening in the ways you want or wish, now would be a good time to ask, "what am i holding onto in spirit that no longer serves me, that is keeping the good away?" Joel Leon

There are so many new experiences that I have been happening in my life over the past few weeks. I know and I have heard that the only thing one can guarantee in life is change. I must say though it works so much easier when I either read that or tell it to someone else! Experiencing change is still a very tough lesson for me especially when the change is not something that I am comfortable with and don't know the actual outcome.

Change I have learnt is never convenient, and new experiences come to show us how much we have grown or how much growing we still have to do.

When the new experiences come, and I feel uncomfortable, I resist them. Resistance looks like me showing up late, me complaining bitterly to anyone and everyone that would listen, passive resistance, not being fully present, hiding. I have a toolbox of resistance! That resistance comes from the fear of the unknown and the inconvenience of living a different life.

So, I have learnt to notice the resistance, to welcome it in, have a chat with myself assuring myself that this too shall pass, that the experiences are here for you, to learn, to stretch, to grow, to see. If I remain willing, what comes out on the other side of the experience is always useful either for me or for the work that I am involved in. Be pissed off, that is okay, just don't be pissed off and resistant too long so that you miss the lesson.


Peace

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Ego Check

Now for the Ego Check. How do you know when you are being ruled by the negative ego? It’s simple. When you perceive life as a process of you against them or, believe they are out to get you; when your needs are more important than theirs or, when their needs are more important than yours, you are under the spell of the ego. Iyanla Vanzant 


This morning I was listening to a podcast on the Ego. I've had this love-hate relationship with the ego. I thought the ego was bad, that it would overtake my life and turn me into a monster- ok ok I know, I am being dramatic! 

The penny dropped this morning, the ego is a part of me, and as with everything that is a part of me, acceptance is essential for moving on and making decisions. The challenge with the ego is how I use and perceive it.

There is the positive ego and the negative ego.

As I was sitting there listening I reflected on last Friday where I truly lost my cool because I did not agree at all with what was being said on a panel that I sat on to discuss women's issues. I realised there and then that people are entitled to their differences of opinion, how I react is my responsibility. Differences can teach us respect, it can teach us tolerance and it shows us that we live in a diverse world

My ego told me that my view was right! I wanted to prove to everyone there that I was indeed right. Everyone else was wrong- talk about the Ego trip!


The ego operates in our mind and can take over how we perceive the world, it is important to do an ego check ever so often to remind us that we have power over our thoughts and responses despite what is going on around us, that our judgements are not reflective of the entire story and most times people are doing the best that they can

We can disagree without being disrespectful

We can live our lives and think thoughts that will not diminish our own self value

Instead of using the inner critic to assist in making decisions, use our divine selves

It takes practice, it takes courage, it takes willingness

Peace


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You Determine Your Value

In this right here moment, I accept and BELIEVE that there is nothing I lack - NO thing I need added unto me to make me complete - and NO thing that is wrong, bad, rotten, unloved, and amiss about me.  God made me and She does NOT make mistakes.  I am perfect! Peter Ripley

You determine what you allow to continue in your life.

You always have a choice for how high you set your bar. 

So, take responsibility for your own life & determine what you allow.

Your value (of yourself) is literally all that matters. It's the one thing that no one gets to decide for you, ever. 

Not ever. No matter how they talk to you. No matter how they pay you. No matter what they think of you. No matter if you’re hired. No matter if you’re fired. If you’re dumped or have a line of suitors. Whether the trolls think you’re ugly & dumb. Or the woman in KFC spoke to you with an attitude. If they think you’re writing is shitty. Or if they all left you out of the big plans. If he thinks you’re too much. If your family is shunning you for forgetting where you came from. If you got the 17th rejection letter. 

So when you do decide your value is higher than Mt Everest (because it is)...It will change everything. You’ll feel so empowered to have all the conversations you need to have. You won’t second-guess asking for more money or flexibility. You won’t think twice about telling him that his lack of communication isn’t good enough for you no matter how much you like him. You won’t wince at speaking your opinion. You’ll be OK with people knowing you’re concerned. Asking for different terms. Or telling someone what you need. Because you value you. You know what you need. You honor what your heart is asking for. When you've determined what's good enough for you, settling won’t be on the table. Ever.


Peace


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Your Choice is Your Power

The world’s greatest lie is that you lose control of your life, that you have to obey some rules that are not your rules Paul Coelho

Your choice is power!

Every choice has a consequence whether it is a conscious or an unconscious choice! 

Choice!

Listen, brutally honest! Stop holding other people accountable for the choices that YOU make! It’s your choice! Hold yourself accountable and then if it is not what you want or leading you to your highest good, hey, make another choice!

All change is not growth and all growth is not transformation beware of just wanting things to be different it may not mean that you are growing.

Some of us have the same experience a thousand times ,it isn’t growth until you have learnt a little bit of something, its not growth until there is actual progress.

When something truly transforms you don’t recognise it for what its used to be, when something has growth you can see and tell the difference.

We have to make a choice, whether you want to grow or transform.

When the transformation comes you are not telling the same story anymore, that story is now inappropriate for where you are right now to tell in the same old way

When you transform the old stuff is not what your life revolves around anymore, there’s a revolution, a shift in the centre.

What is your life revolving around?

What are you choosing?

Peace

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What Do You Deserve?

You would not be affected by the other person's attack unless, unconsciously, you thought you deserved it. ACIM

I am learning about projecting (not projecting). 

Projecting in the form of throwing back onto another person what I either love or hate.

It's pretty weird because I always believed that when I stand up for myself after someone attacks me it meant that I was setting boundaries. That I was not letting others walk all over me. What I did learn is when I do feel attacked by someone it can be because I believe some part of the attack is real and that I deserved it. 

How can that be?

How can I believe that I deserve something like that?

Well, the ego can be a pesky little bugger

The ego believes in comparisons and not-enoughness

When you believe that subconsciously or otherwise that someone either does something that you wish you could have done, have something that you wish you had, you compare yourself to that

If the ego is ever present, we compare and get upset and jealous

If the ego is not, we are happy for that person

So when there is an attack we feel the need to defend why, why aren't we doing what we want to do, ought to be doing and in this situation.

Projecting also involves some sort of victim hood, where you make the other person wrong.

That justifies your action because they are wrong and you were wronged.

A Course in Miracles says The way your ego has led you to see things, no matter which path you take, you wind up as the loser. On the one hand, if you forgive by letting the other person off the hook, you feel like a door mat and trash. But if you don't forgive, your anger just saps your energy and you just surrender, while your guilt stays intact in your mind. With true forgiveness, no one loses. You just look at what your ego is doing without judging yourself.


So, the lesson for me is before I project ask whether it is coming from a space of ego, then proceed accordingly

Chances are if its not, no amount of attack by someone else will make you feel justified in you believing that you deserve any of it.

Peace

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Self Love is the Start of Everything

"unconditional love does not mean allowing people to mistreat you over and over and still holding them down. unconditional love means “i accept the truth of who you are and accept you as you are, as long as that doesn’t infringe on my self love.” Wavy


Self love is the start of everything!


Without the foundation of self love, unconditional love to others will be non-existent.

Self love goes beyond the external, it is a deeply internal process where we accept who we are - all the vulnerabilities, the things you believe are not good or perfect about you. Accepting does not mean you like it, it means that you see it for exactly what it is rather than looking at everything as you believe it ought to be. Once you accept, then you can make decisions from a place of truth. Sometimes making no decision is also a decision. We get anxious about facing the truth believing that we must make decisions immediately.

Self Love involves forgiving ourselves, for all the thoughts, ideas and actions we have used to beat ourselves up. When we beat ourselves up, it then becomes even harder to forgive others.

Self Love involves questioning core beliefs and looking at the ones that no longer serve your highest self. A core belief is a ritual or way of life that you were told, given or inherited from your home, school, religion or culture.

Self Love includes setting boundaries - having a strong No and a strong Yes,and letting others know what you are willing to tolerate. Consequences for actions must be worked into your boundaries- both for you and others.

It is a journey, the foundations however must be put in place or nothing you build will be secure, not your job, your relationships, your health, your life in general

Make a commitment to start the journey to unconditional self love, see what it throws up, I guarantee you that it will not be boring.

Peace


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Top 5 Lessons This Week

When you trust yourself, you trust others. Your connections deepen.
When you trust yourself, you're more productive, and the work is created with ease.
When you trust yourself, you're more confident. You're not comparing yourself to others or second-guessing what you're doing.
When you trust yourself, you can surrender more. You can relax and feel the ease you've been craving. Kate Courageous

Good day lovies

I missed you, the week ran I had the opportunity to be a part of a wonderful group of people from different countries throughout the Caribbean. The days began early and went on long. Yesterday was the last day of the workshop piloting two tools for community businesses one called the Green/Blue Radar and the Value Chain Analysis for Climate Smart Solutions.

Despite it being a workshop for community businesses, I had some profound lessons:


 1. Expect the Unexpected - this is my biggest expectation because I cannot predict anything, I have zero control over every single thing. When the unexpected shows up I say, I was expecting you! Let me handle this


2. Let Go Of The Need to Be In Control - Let the shoulds go, let the "this is the way it should be" go. Let go of the ego.


3.Set Boundaries - Boundaries determine what you allow in your life and what you don't.


4.  Show up and do your best in the moment - sometimes you may be feeling like crap and have to execute, show up do your best and leave the guilt out.


5.Unlearning is just as important as Learning - sometimes the AHA moment comes in the Unlearning.



Peace


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Losing - A New Perspective

You must be willing to lose everything to gain everything - Iyanla


When we are afraid of losing something, we resist, we hold on, we justify, we make excuses, we rationalise

And I get it, change is tough, it seems inconvenient, it seems almost a bother.

There is no growth without change, without doing the inconvenient, without being courageous, without showing up!

Are you willing to lose everything to gain everything? That question used to freak me out, how on earth can I just give up what I have worked for?

Until I learnt that everything is temporary and giving up things can be part of the journey.

Are you willing to lose everything to gain everything?

Are you willing to look at losing through a different lens?

If we look at it as a clearing of sorts, to make way for what you really want, your purpose, your calling.


Do the little things, let go of resentment, let go of bitterness, let go of people who are not in your tribe, let go of core reliefs that does not serve you, start there.

Peace

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You May Need to Say No

You’ll probably want to say yes. Those are the things you must say no to in order to protect your time. In order to move the needle forward on your life, your expansion, your joys—you have to say no to the things you often want to say yes to. You need the no more than you need yes Max

I want to say yes to so many things. So many activities, projects, events. I have learnt that I simply cannot say yes to them all, for a number of reasons

Well, of course, there is one of me and many events. There is also limited time.

There is of course discernment and boundaries. The things that you must say no to help in building  your courage, discernment and boundaries. Very important tools on the Journey.

Discernment allows you to use your intuition when making a decision.

Saying no  allows you to focus on self care, that time which is essential in refilling your cup.

Saying no also provides the practice in releasing guilt which is so much of a wasted emotion.

Learning to say No is totally a required tool on the Journey.

Peace

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Transformation vs Loss

Personal transformation can and does have global effects. As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us. The revolution that will save the world is ultimately a personal one.” Marianne Williamson

What did I learn today? Ok, so simple thing, I lost my car keys on the streets of Kampala while I was iving there. I don’t know how and I have no explanation! Not a great feeling, so I kicked into finding a solution time. Called back to base, I was a bit out of it, they told me they will send someone to collect me, sit tight then we will discuss when I get back. Simple right? 

Well who knew there would be some lesson in this? When I arrived to base, I’m hot and sweaty and not best pleased feeling pretty careless for losing the key then she started talking and I thought hmm let me pay attention I know the tone of voice when there’s a story coming.

She said to me Madam, on your journey, you often experience the loss of things, especially things that are near and dear to you, You may sometimes feel the path of your past is littered with people, possessions and perceptions that were once a comfort to you but you could not hold onto

It often appears as though you need to lose things before you can see beyond them. Hear me, - before you can see beyond them. You mistake symbols for the real thing. A human relationship is a symbol of love, but love itself is greater than any relationship. A job is an avenue of income, but it is not the source of your sustenance.

You cling to your relationships as though as though they are the love of your life, you cling to your job as though they are your security, to your bodies as though you are merely flesh and bone, You place so much importance on your symbols in defining who you are that you cannot get beyond them to see the real you

On this journey, you must be able to see who you really are beyond the people,places and things that you are identified with. It’s all a matter of perspective, Your attention needs a kaleidoscope twist! You know what that is? Nothing has to be inserted or removed to get a new view. So twist the kaleidoscope so that you can see other possibilities

Transformation is the issue here not loss! You will appear to lose these very things if that is the only way you will allow yourself to get a new angle on life

I said to her are we still talking about me losing the keys here?

Madam, you have very many odd responses and remarks for someone who is supposed to be smart! Let’s go get the car before someone steals it!

Peace!

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It is Your Moral Duty to Be Happy

It is your moral duty to be happy: however you cannot exercise this duty by clutching unrealistic beliefs, struggling with unworkable assumptions, juggling painful images, jumping to false conclusions, running with impulsive decisions or hasty judgements  Sufi Hazarat Inayat Khan


You probably heard it before, that happiness is an inside job. It is truly your own responsibility. Being happy involves making choices that may sometimes piss other people off, that may not be popular or that may make you feel guilty based on unquestioned core beliefs.

This is not to say that you have to be a complete jerk! It merely suggests that guilt, people pleasing and holding others responsible for your own happiness is a recipe for disaster.

So, find a way to make yourself happy, make the choice, do the thing, learn the lessons and do something that makes you happy every day.

Peace

Akosua


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Your Choice is Determined By What You Value

If you allow yourselves to become preoccupied with the temporal, you are living in time. As always, your choice is determined by what you value. Time and eternity cannot both be real because they contradict each other. If you will accept only what is timeless as real, you will begin to understand eternity and make it yours. ACIM

As I stood in the kitchen this morning I realised that some of the things I worried or fussed about seems no longer important, don't get me wrong, those things  are still there, but now my attention is somewhere else so there is less time for me to dwell on it.

What I have learnt is there is a balance between giving of yourself to a cause  because you want to and giving of yourself because of expectations.

It is all in the intention. The Why

When I am fully immersed in serving with the sole intention of serving, the little things do not become big things, I am able to discern that some of the things that I am fussing over is really a call to action to shift focus from ego or they are totally  unimportant.

When we are called into serving something bigger than ourselves, we can discern an ego based decision with a purpose based decision.

The foundations upon which we build our lives sometimes change, they become stronger and more solid

The pettiness and entitlement behaviour becomes less and less, we become less judgemental and more compassionate.

We are all called to serve in some way. Some may ignore the calling and continue to search

I truly believe there is a unique divine purpose for each and every one of us, when we decide to listen to the guidance and follow it, our level of service to our communities, our own lives becomes even more phenomenal and purposeful.

Peace

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