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] Thinking and Doing!

Don't fight the ego...just watch it - Deepak Chopra

This was my huge lesson this weekend! people construct their lives around
two responses: thinking and doing. They think about things, and they do
things; think about things and do things; think about things and do things.
And what they do depends on what they think. It's what people believe that
creates their behavior. It is at the level of belief, not at the level of
behavior, where humanity's experience will be most profoundly modified.

Many people would rather die for their beliefs--or kill others--than change
them. It doesn't matter whether the beliefs themselves are functional. It
doesn't matter whether they are making people happy and producing a better
life. Some people would rather be unhappy doing what they believe, than
happy doing something else.

And sometimes I fall into this category I've learned to start at my initial position, and say that to the other
party, how much a difference to say " well my initial position on the
matter is" rather than "My position on this matter is" based on a belief
that may be totally off base!

Retreat is over, I learnt a lot, wisdom and learning can come from
anywhere! I ate sooooo much this weekend, the discipline choice was not
made! I was all in! Plus Arsenal lost the bloody game as well!

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 11/24/2014 09:41:00 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