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] Letting Go

To those who are divinely meant to be in my life I WELCOME YOU. I have a
lot of love to give... To those who are not... I send you love and peace on
your journey. I release, relinquish, and let go.I bless 2016 and all that is to come!
Shanel Cooper -Sykes

I loved having things go my way, it has been almost like an obsession, I
remember growing up my mother would get frustrated and say to me in
annoyance "You always want YOUR OWN WAY, life is not like that baby girl"
And this "wanting my own way" spilled over to relationships especially with
men. I would have a singular focus, to the point sometimes of crossing my
boundaries, even sometimes making dishonoring choices in the name of having
it my way and wanting it to go the way I want it to go. This process took
some undoing. This process took me to a place of recognizing that
boundaries and self love, self honor and letting go is a huge part of the
journey and part of having my own way is a combination of ego and wanting
to be in control. Fear based thinking. As I go into 2016, I know for sure
that letting go takes courage, discipline and self love. It is essential on
life's journey, having things my own way when they go against the tenets of
self love, of peace, of good common sense. When having your own way is
pursued to "avoid looking bad" , to get back at the other person - to show
them that you are right and worthy, it is a bad idea. My intention is to let go, bless and learn the lessons in 2016, a little
different to having it my own way Peace!

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 1/04/2016 10:50:00 am

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