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 - Life requires release

Life requires release. You are not here to collect people and things. You
are here to experience and remember. Stacy Herera

Do you remember the t-shirt you bought on your last holiday? Or maybe it
was a key ring, some sort of memorabilia? What do you remember most about the holiday? What you bought and collected or how you felt?

We get caught up in collecting things on the journey, and many times it is
unconscious, other times it is to show other people where we have been or to feel good about ourselves. The memories and feelings you get are
priceless, and shape how we show up in our lives as we move along how we treat our fellow brothers and sisters.

Same with people we meet, we meet someone on the journey and sometimes we want to ensure that they remain a part of our lives forever, we want a piece of them. Sometimes they are passing through on your journey as well, and forcing it is an absolute waste of time, effort and good sense! It's like the sun rising, you cannot collect it and keep it for your own pleasure! Trust me, I have learnt this the hard way so I am talking from experience - no not trying to catch the sun, the people part!

So, enjoy the moment, feel it, feel it, that thing you don't want to feel,
feel it and be free, set yourself free.

Each moment adds up to a lifetime and before you know it, you are filled
with good memories and great experiences rather than fighting to either
clean the house with all the clutter you accumulated or wishing hoping and pining for some of the people you met along the way who have served their good purpose in your life. In the case of the people, if they are meant to be a part of your life it will happen, without you having to force it, pretend, and feel bad!

We each have our own journey. Our paths may cross for a moment. However, they might not be destined to be traveled together for a lifetime. Let people follow their own path. Release them with grace. Send them on their way with a grateful heart. You were together to teach and to learn. Thank them, bless them and let them go with Love.


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 8/14/2015 02:54:00 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