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] Stand in your truth!

Everything you say and do shows the world who you are, let it be the truth!
Oprah Winfrey

Many of my poor choices have come from giving my power away to someone
else! In an effort to people please and to avoid confrontation - believing
that people would not like me or that I had less to offer than they did or
that the love they had to offer was more important than the love I had to
offer myself.

I remember when I was in a relationship based on lies and deceit and I was
on my knees literally begging the person to stay and I remember him
standing at the doorway saying " The problem you have is that you think you
are too smart and special, there is no one in the world who wants a smart
ass" he jumped in his car and rode out!

As I walked back inside, I thought to myself I am becoming someone that I
vowed never ever to become, I sat on the floor in the corridor and it
became clear to me through the fog of an ugly cry, he was wrong, I did not
think I was smart and special and therein lies the problem- Why was I
allowing myself to be treated this way? Even with that aha moment it took
me more than a year and a whole continent to realize that and recognize the
truth that I am all right, just as I am, enough, all by myself! The revelation brought me miracles!

What is the truth of your life? It is your duty to know, and know this, the
truth is what feels good, feels right, feels loving. Love doesn't hurt, it
feels really good. Its that which allows you to live each day with honor. I learnt to take responsibility, I was given a mirror, as I grow and demand
more of myself the reflection in the mirror must change, when you take
responsibility it frees you up to make better choices In everything
remember you are the love that you seek. You and God are really a majority.

Peace!

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 3/20/2015 02:25:00 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