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] Why do you not have what you desire?

A consequence is the result, outcome, effect, ramification and the
aftermath of everything you think, feel, say and do. Some consequences are
immediate. Others take a while to manifest at the physical level. In either
case, you will pay a consequence for every thought and emotional experience
or expression you dwell. There will also be a consequence when you do not honor your commitments or
remain in alignment with your intentions. (taken from Pump of the Power
Level 3)

What do you really want? Can you answer that in 25 words or less? Not a
whole long story, a declaration of what you really desire. Can you be clear
and short and precise?

If you do not have what you desire, why not? Why do you not have what you desire? Not the stories and excuses, the real
reason, the brutal honest truth.

I am using the word desire rather than want as the word want denotes lack
and limitation.

So why not?

If you do not know what you want then how can you get it? If you have not taken the time to search your heart and soul for the
desires that you wish to manifest then how can you take actions to achieve

This is how simple it is.

For example, I know I want a life of joy. Now, what does joy look like to
me? Do you know what brings you joy? I took the time to evaluate it because
when I was asked the question I could not give a straight answer! Watching
Arsenal FC play football brings me joy, travelling the world brings me joy,
sitting talking politics and history with my granma brings me joy, curling
up with a good book brings me joy. I know now, I took the time to know.

I know I want to serve the world by speaking, teaching, writing books,
working with women, developing rural communities, have a family. This is my
desire. Why do I not have all of it yet? Fear! Fear of opening up myself, fear of being judged, fear of a broken
heart, not trusting the process, not letting go when I am supposed to (all
decisions made in fear). I know that now, so I am working on this and
asking myself daily what would you do if you were not afraid? Its a work in
progress but I do something everyday to overcome it, sometimes it doesn't
work but hey, at least I tried and I learn the lessons from the decision
and I am ready for the consequence.

So ask yourself, what do I really want/desire? What do I really really
want/desire? And then spend some time with that, then ask yourself Why do I
not have it yet?

If you feel like sharing, drop me a line or a comment, we can make the
journey together! Peace!!

Look out for my new book Nyabo (Madam) Why are you Here? - Chapter Two Who
am I Becoming?

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 3/09/2015 01:46:00 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