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] Joy requires abandon

You will touch joy and suddenly realize that you have never felt joy
because it requires abandon. It grows from gratitude and cannot exist where
there is mad cynicism or distrust. You will touch this joy and you will
suddenly know it is what you were looking for your whole life, but you were
afraid to even acknowledge the absence because the hunger for it was so
encompassing. --Eve Ensler, In the Body of the World

I am not a problem to fix. And I'm certainly not defective. I am bloody
glorious. My darkness always circles back to the light. There is order to
my chaos. My heart is broken on a daily basis and for that I am on-my-knees
grateful. I am the entitled Ruler of My Own Life, a tender devotee of
desire, ancient and newborn, a Medicine Woman Priestess Powerhouse, a
Soldier of Love, an Artist of Magnitude. I am important--just because.

In a perfect symbiosis of reciprocity, the world needs exactly what I've
got to give--which is tremendous. My hunger is fierce, divine, and
universal. Moreover, it is insatiable--and that is good. I am a portal to
Truth, luminous. I am as wide-awake today as I can possibly be. And I am
not the only one. I . . . am . . . not the only one (DLP) Peace!

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 3/07/2015 02:58:00 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