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] It is your moral duty to be happy

It is your moral duty to be happy: however you cannot exercise this duty by
clutching unrealistic beliefs, struggling with unworkable assumptions,
juggling painful images, jumping to false conclusions, running with
impulsive decisions or hasty judgements Sufi Hazarat Inayat Khan

Do not outsource your happiness, happiness is your own responsibility. Too
often we place this job on someone else's shoulders. We expect our
happiness to come as a result of a relationship or getting something rather
than as a premise upon which to build one. Walk with your own happiness!
Know what makes you happy and own that, do that, exercise that, choose that!

If we truly wanted to be happy, we would not be so eager to sacrifice
happiness for nonsense, jealousy, possessiveness, anger, fear or any other
function of the ego.

When you find yourself in a situation where you realize that you are
tolerating "nonsense", what do you do? We cannot realize true happiness
when we entertain nonsense in our hearts and in our minds.

This is a recipe for you to keep searching, tolerating, ignoring things in
the quest for the very thing you are searching for. Happiness is really a
choice, you must make the choice to be happy, and walk with it everywhere
you go!

I am not saying you will be or ought to be walking around with a big grin
on your face singling kumbaya everyday, but what will happen when you
choose to not outsource your happiness is that you will know that waiting
on other people, external circumstances, certain specific situations cannot
be your only source of happiness as these things change, and of course you
have absolutely no control over them, you have no control over it. You take
responsibility for your own life!

Pull out the Happiness Tool Box


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 8/26/2015 01:32:00 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