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] Do not go along, to get along

Live from the space of authenticity, not pretense. Do not go along, to get
along. Flex your independence. Autonomy is a good thing. Maxie McCoy

At a meeting on Saturday one of the participants said to me "why don't you
push yourself up and speak more, you have so much more to offer" I listened
to him go on and on about how I am devaluing myself by not speaking out.

I listened to him and responded "I don't have anything to prove to anyone
and that is not why I am here, this is not my show"

"So why are you here?"

It seems to be the question that quite a few people ask me that said
question.

A Course of Miracles says, the ego establishes relationships only to get
something

To the ego, the mind is private, and only the body can be shared

And so, on this journey I have embraced the concept that the relationships
that I establish to "get something" are based on my ego and the ones which
have been established to share, learn, grow, have fun are the ones which
really contribute to my joy and happiness. Hoarding information and that
feeling of superiority is a sign of fear, of the ego screaming to you to
hold on to what you have before someone takes it away and have an advantage
over you!

Life becomes less stressful when you know in your heart that you are doing
your best, that you have nothing to prove to anyone and what is yours is
yours no matter what!

Peace!

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 8/24/2015 03:45:00 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