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] Almost there is a dangerous place to be

You will never fully be who you are or express your truth unless you can
love yourself and accept yourself unconditionally. Most of us come from
cultures and societies that do not promote, or even support, self-love and
we often feel judged if we love ourselves, value ourselves or put ourselves
first. Anita Morjani

My desire for the rest of my life starting in 2015 is to use the power
downloaded into my being as a force to serve! What does that mean? To tap
into my personal power which comprises of physical, mental, emotional,
spiritual parts of me which contributes to the highest version of me that I
can share with the world. I have been disciplined and resolute in my
conviction for the past 45 days and what I learnt is that things will come
up to test you when you are on the path, when you are "almost there" Iyanla
Vanzant sums it up nicely she says "Almost There Is A Dangerous Place To
Be."

At the beginning of the journey, you lose nothing by changing your mind and
delaying the journey. You have put nothing in so you lose nothing. When you
are half way there, you may choose that the rest of the journey is not
important and by going back, you lose no more than you have gained. When,
however, you are almost there, and things start to break down, get hard and
look bleak, turning back is a mighty temptation. You cannot see the finish
line but you can no longer see where you have come from. When you are
almost there, those who did not want you to go call for you to come back
and, you are tempted to listen. When you are almost there, things that do
not want to be change will erect roadblocks and obstacles so that they get
to stay the same. When you are almost there you begin to get tired, to
doubt and to feel the frustration of having put in so much but have
received less than you thought you would. When you are almost there you
begin to wonder if the trip was worth it. The enemy within you you gets
riled up and begins to challenge you. When you are almost there, the
energies of darkness whose job it is to keep you from the light will bite
your butt, nip at your heels, dangle prizes and temptations before you,
present real and imagined dangers in an attempt to force you to turn back.
For this reason, when you are almost there, more than half way there, you
must dig deep, put the pedal to the floor, rev up the power and KEEP IT
MOVING! You are almost there

Peace!

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 2/20/2015 12:28:00 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