Akosua Dardaine Edwards

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

 

[What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love] Lessons and more lessons

When there is acceptance, judgment no longer has any power. Panache Desai

I have been learning tons of lessons over the past few days! Life is full
of surprises and possibilities. I strongly believe that the Universe is an
infinite opportunity machine., To tap into it we must go "there", where we
put the work in and ask the right questions.

I wake up everyday and know that my life as it stands now is a gift and
that everyday brings with it so many surprises! Life is delighted to
surprise me and now I am pretty comfortable with every surprise

This is what I have been practicing over the past week, watching the
feelings that I have pass through me rather than holding on to them and
judging them. I embrace it, feel it and then let it go.Let me tell you, it
is one of the best things I have decided to do.

This morning a good friend of mine called me and we were chatting and I
asked about another friend and she started crying uncontrollably! I was
stunned at her response! She gave me some sobering news in between the sobs
that our friend is dying and will die soon, in less than one month. Now I
immediately thought ok this is what the Universe was preparing me for, to
sit in the feelings and let it pass! Usually I would just start talking
about it, say something positive and bottle it up, but I cried! and it felt
much better! I am sitting with this feeling today and letting it pass and
recognizing that life is indeed a gift and all the shit that I fuss about
is so insignificant when I can be sharing my gifts with the world, having
fun and living my life to the fullest!

So on Carnival Tuesday in Port of Spain, this is the festival where I
experience the most freedom. People are on the streets partying and having
fun, I made a vow to myself to experience all of it if I want to and stop
making up excuses! to embody the freedom that the festival promotes today
and forward. To live my life to the max! I want to know that when I am gone
I have done my best and left an impression just as my friend will that has
us crying our eyes out on Carnival Tuesday not only with sadness but with a
joy knowing that it is a great person who we had the absolute honor of
knowing!

Peace!!

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 2/17/2015 02:46:00 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