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] A better what?

Decide what you want- Jack Canfield

I'm tired this week, it's been one of the weeks when I am raising the vibes
because I just want to say to heck with it all! I know what my triggers
are, and that's important to know what ticks you off because you can then
recognize and take steps to get back on track! So why am I tired? The year started off with me in El Salvador and as part
of being there I had some great "me" time! And in that time I signed up for
about four programmes - self help programmes. You know the types which are
supposed to "make you better" To me, somehow in my mind I think that I have
to always be a better person. This week I'm tired of it! I think I will
just be me!

So I sat down and thought about it, I asked myself what is it really that I
want? A better what? What ow why am I searching for a better personality?
Ok I told you I was tired so therein lies the rant! But on a serious note, I'm advocating being your highest self, your best
self, I'm advocating knowing what your triggers are. What I am saying it
the continual searching and beating up on yourself is non! Start where you
are and know that is ok! It is ok to also want to be your best self but
it's not ok to judge and beat up and force it! Flow, surrender and know you
are doing the best that you can.

I know deep down that I am a good person, why is that not enough? Well
there is a 100 million question that triggered the rant!

I still haven't a clue what being penetrated by consciousness is supposed
to mean, but I'm pretty sure that happened this week when I walked on the
beach or when I bit into the sweetest watermelon that I have eaten in
months. I still get a ton done and make decisions quickly. I have focused
vision, my life purpose is still the most interesting thing to me and since
it's about helping others express their life's purpose.

What I do feel, is deeply loving and committed and a lot less interested in
how I fit into the so called norms of this life. I'll step up to handle
things with the same kind of decisiveness that's always been there, but
with a little more compassion and now I have started asking for help which
is a big step for me, or support or holding in return.

Do I need to be better? Sometimes. Does it matter? well maybe not. It's all
good! Peace!!

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 2/06/2015 02:05:00 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