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] Crack your heart wide open

To live your truth crack your heart open. Dawn Barclay

The heart is a muscle! What happens to muscles when you build them? They
get stronger right? What happens when you don't use muscles? They seize up,
shrink and become almost useless, flabby, however you want to call it!

When last did you let your heart decide?

Listen, I am no expert on this. I am still learning as well but by now I
ought not to be surprised when the lessons show up right on time! I love
talking to the elders, what is better than experience? Yesterday I spent
the morning with quite a few of them, which was super duper awesome and
filled with humbling, awe inspiring and eye opening moments.

So anyways, we are chatting about life and their experiences and one of the
ladies looked me directly in the eye " Why don't you just let your heart
break? I promise, it will heal"

Huh? I never mentioned heart, the talk was about traveling and life
purpose. Well, I guess I better pay attention.

"The whole notion of a broken heart you hear about on TV and in songs, that
is not the only way you can have a broken heart, and it also makes it sound
like a life sentence, something bad, listen, that is not what is meant only
by a broken heart You have to feel it, you have to feel all of it, whatever it is! and that
may involve breaking and only when it breaks then it can heal fully"

Well now you know I had questions!

"So I just go in hard then? Is that what you are telling me, with any and
everything in life?"

"I am saying that your heart is your best guide, it must work with the head
but the head must not rule. Your heart knows. And making decisions with no
heart will take you back to that place where you keep making the same
decision. Do not be anxious or afraid about anything just listen to your
heart and if it means it getting broken then that is ok, it is part of the
process, you then get to purge and start again free of that, it makes you
free, with a clean heart you can so anything you choose. The muscle grows,
it gets stronger, your heart is a muscle, use it or lose it. Don't be no
bitter ole quenk"

"I am not taking romantic things here alone, you getting tied up with the
whole romance thing, I am taking life, the heart is the only way to cleanse
of anger, resentment and fear, your heart knows, your heart knows your true

All I could say was ok!


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 3/06/2015 02:59:00 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