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] Lay down the excuses!

Seek not outside yourself. For it will fail ACIM

What did I learn today? Brutally honest -You can fool some people some time
but you can never fool yourself! You can tell yourself almost anything to
excuse away your fear. You might actually believe it for a while! But,
there will come a time when the excuse will not be strong enough, or big
enough to camouflage your fear. Eventually what you tell yourself will
begin to sound so weak, so lame, so utterly ridiculous that you will have a
hard time convincing yourself or anyone else that it is true. When that
time comes, don't be defensive. Be willing to face the thing you fear!

When you defend yourself for not taking a particular action, you are
denying the foundation upon which your peace of mind depends upon - Truth!

When you wait or prepare to the point of avoiding what you really want you
say you really want to do, when you know you are afraid but refuse to admit
it, there is no way you can have peace of mind, especially when you insist
on defending the excuses.

So, you may have a great excuse for remaining in a relationship, work
environment, or living arrangement that is not fulfilling, that is not self
honouring. Lay down the excuses, feel the fear, face it and move!


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 12/03/2014 01:05:00 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