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] What is the quality of your intent?

If its Spiritual, factual, beautiful, political, something to roll to, let
it be, whatever it is let it be, let it be, let it!

Maybe I've been trying to be what they need of me, Be. When I should've
just been me. Why? Whatever it is let it be, let it be, let it! Jill Scott

I wanted to know more about what an intention is. Mainly because a number
of the teachers I met on the way spoke to me about setting intentions and I
was a little unclear, then I was talking to my cousin, who is really more
like my sister as we grew up together in the same house and she said to
me " You know Kos, my word for 2015 is intention" so I decided to do some
research and came up with this definition from Malika Chopra who is doing
some excellent work on spreading the word adn meaning of intentions, she

" Intents come from your soul - they are who and what we aspire for in our
life. Intentions reflect ones purpose, what gives us meaning or
significance. Intentions come from a place of mindfulness, of knowing what
will give us happiness and peace. An intent is any goal you plan on
accomplishing to achieve that happiness and peace."

Awesome stuff and some key things there that spoke to me:

  1. it comes from your soul - that place of infinite possibility

  2. it reflects one's purpose - so basically I need to be clear on what my
    purpose is

  3. What gives me meaning and significance- do I know, have I spent the time
    to connect and know what it is?

  4. It comes from a place of mindfulness and therefore suggest to me that it
    is not random.

  5. Happiness and peace - your intent ought to bring you happiness and peace

So, my intentions how I set them are extremely important and setting an
intention paves a path for me to act in a way which promotes happiness and
peace and coming from that place its all good!

Simply start with the phrase "I intend to" and fill in the rest with what
your heart wants most


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 4/03/2015 03:14:00 pm

Your story is inspiring, your delivery is real
— Barbara Ince, President - Maloney Women's Group
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— Cherisse Rawlins - Teacher Moruga Secondary
I must thank you for your presentation, many people were blown away by it.
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— 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.
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