Akosua Dardaine Edwards

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Akosua Dardaine Edwards - author, writer, coach, gender specialist, speaker


[What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love] Each moment is just what it is

"Each moment is just what it is. It might be the only moment of our life;
it might be the only strawberry we'll ever eat. We could get depressed
about it, or we could finally appreciate it and delight in the preciousness
of every single moment of our life." Pema Chodron

I was sitting at my computer and as my friend says "over thinking" Really
wracking my brain and retracing my steps on what missteps I made with a
situation and getting more and more frustrated.

At that moment I decided to get up and read, take a break from my own
overthinking and boom Pema Chodron was my choice. I read the quote above I
was literally screaming OMG, you do it every time Universe, ok I hear ya!
Lead me straight to what I needed.

It's about the moment, everything is about the moment so why do I keep
fighting to prolong the past and the moment? Just enjoy the moment and know
that each one, each moment will be different. Focus on that rather than
trying to recreate the moment that just passed, it is gone a new one is
here that I am not only missing it by thinking about what has gone but
missing its magic and beauty in attempting to manipulate it to be like the
past! Wow, talk about an AhA moment!

Moment by moment

Moment by moment

And when the moments add up it becomes a life time.

Am I going to be present in the moment and accept it for what it is or keep
looking back trying to manipulate the present?- straight case of lunacy I
say! According to Byron Katie, when you argue with reality you suffer.

There are things I need to leave well enough alone, the moment is gone,
recreating it is wasting time, pay attention to the present and make the
most of that. Pay attention to the signs and take the good memories into
the next moment.

I wish today that you enjoy, be present, learn and cherish every single
moment! Peace!

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 4/10/2015 02:06:00 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