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] Left it on the train

May we also trust that, even when we feel like we should be further along
than we are on project x, y or z, we're right where we should be.There's a
lot that has to happen for something to happen that we can't see.May we
trust that it's all happening, just as it should. Kate Northrup

I hopped on the subway with my big bag and my bigger banner! the banner
traveled with me from Trinidad on the plane and made it to NYC! I had to be
at the book store for my reading and signing at 5pm! I had a long
conversation with myself - "self, don't lose this banner ok?" The journey
was scheduled to take an hour with me changing trains a couple of times!

The train was over crowded, there were delays on the line and they asked
people to have patience, I was taking up a lot of room with my bag and
banner and people had a few "kind" words for me! I managed to change the
first train and got on the second one! As I entered the bookstore to start
my gig I realised that I had no banner, I panicked ran out of the store
like a mad woman leaving the people in the store who looked like "hmmmmmm" The lady at the counter ran outside "Is every thing ok?" Wait, where was I running to? The banner is gone! Deal with it! It's just a
banner you can get another one I stopped ''Yes, I just lost my banner" "Oh, sorry"

I felt sad I lost it because the whole talk of me being careless as a child
just flooded back in! Kerlean came up to me and said " Hey, we have an event now, get it together
forget the banner you are here now"

I agreed with her Let's do this, La Casa Azul is waiting! The event was nice, the space is awesome and the people were welcoming I am so in awe of this experience!

Let go of the attachments and be in the moment! Peace!

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 5/22/2015 01:36:00 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