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] How does free look on you?

Freedom is a state of mind. It is the outgrowth of our willingness to make
conscious choices of our own free will and to live through the consequences
of our choices without blame, shame, or guilt. Freedom is a sign of
self-awareness. When you are aware of what it takes to maintain your
mental, emotional, and physical well-being and you make conscious choices
toward that goal, you are exercising your freedom.Freedom is the
recognition of the truth. Inner Visions Worldwide

It's always a wake up call when a friend gives you it "On the real" it's
even better when its honest and from the heart. The conversation or exchange sometimes gives you the permission to be free.
I'm not saying that we need permission to be free but that it somehow jolts
you or gently prods you into the realization that "hey, I'm free, why do I
act like I'm in a cage or a box or in fear?"

Okay, confessions on the journey, I have been holding back, for real, I
take two steps forward and one step back, in the grips of fear! And for
what??? Because I'm afraid that someone feels differently about me that
they felt before, mind you, this may or may not be true but in my mind it
is looming around my psyche like a bad case of toe jam!

For what? For feeling that I may be making wrong decisions in my life and
work! It's great to get reminded that we all have choice and free will, two
of the best things the Universe blessed us with.

What does freedom look like to you? What is freedom to you?

If freedom could talk to you what would it say? How would freedom talk? What would it wear?

I asked myself and wrote this in my journal today-

"Freedom to me, is the ability to live life on my own terms, to work for
myself, be my own boss, to live in my vision and realize my vision,
learning and sharing the lessons every step of the way, to travel the
world, to not make excuses and apologies for my choices especially when
they are made with love and good intentions, to not take anything
personally, to let people be who they are and make a choice whether I want
to be in their space or not. To be myself, to show up as myself every
single time with the partner I would eventually end up with and accept them
as they are.

My freedom would walk tall, with confidence. It would say to me "Akosua who
some call Yaki, act like you know who you are, like you know you are the
bomb, so fresh and so clean, like you know your power and you know that you
were born into a world of lavish infinite abundance that you can tap into
at anytime especially when you change your thinking. My freedom would say,
it's your story, you write it, then play the lead role. My freedom wears jeans, shorts, comfortable clothes and slippers"

My freedom is right here, right now And for this I am so grateful!

And with that I am making some bold ass freedom moves starting now! Peace!

Look out for my new book "Nyabo(Madam) - Why Are You Here? out soon.....
Chapter 7 "How does Free Look On You"

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 2/26/2015 01:40:00 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