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] The Body is a means not an end

The body can bring you neither peace nor turmoil; neither joy nor pain. It
is a means, and not an end. It has no purpose of itself, but only what is
given to it. The body will seem to be whatever is the means for reaching
the goal that you assign to it. Only the mind can set a purpose, and only
the mind can see the means for its accomplishment, and justify its use.
Peace and guilt are both conditions of the mind, to be attained. And these
conditions are the home of the emotion that calls them forth, and therefore
is compatible with them. ACIM

Running this morning at 5,45 AM was a challenge, I was not only sleepy but
kept things on my mind which really had no right being brought into a new
day- but I choose to kept it because I believed I could fix it. Our
decision was to run 4.87 miles (or 7.5k). I started off with a little kick,
thinking the faster I do this the faster I get over it. At about the one
mile mark I wanted to stop and go sit down somewhere - no scratch that, lie
down somewhere, anywhere! the pavement looked like a king size mattress
with fluff pillows

I decided to use on the lessons I learnt on the journey, your mind is a
tool, it can be used for your good purpose

I started saying "come on Yak, come on!" at first I was answering, who are
you fooling, just stop and walk

No, come on, come on

I was having a proper conversation, I kid you not

Then I decided to continue and even bring in the Serena scream of "Come ON"
- this is a loud scream where fist pumps are mandatory

Before I realized it I was seeing the end of the run - damn this thing

Today, I will use my mind for a good purpose, especially when I want to
stop and throw a strop!

If it can work at 545am on a run, why can't it work anywhere else?

Stay tuned


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 8/17/2016 02:04:00 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