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 - Something more than hustle

You are the creator of your own reality, and so you are not in jeopardy.
You do not need to control the behaviour of others in order for you to
thrive. Your attention to things that you think they do keeps you from
thriving is, in fact, what keeps you from thriving. It is not what they do
to you; its what you do to you in fear of what you think that they will do
to you Abraham.

A crazy thing happens when you stop all of the chasing and consider
attracting. What would it take to attract everything you want, the opportunities you're seeking, the doors you're opening and the people you're wooing.

It would take knowing who you are and what you are when you've dropped the hustle. It would force you to know what brings you joy other than finally climbing that mountain you tasked yourself with. It would require you to know fulfillment brought by something other than "inbox zero", something other than "I'll be happy when", something bigger than "Once I've...". Something more than hustle.

It would require you to go in. Way in. And orbit in the cosmos of your
heart.

It's uncomfortable. Life without the hustle is quieter. And yet louder. So
much louder.

You hear your own voice. You notice your own shit. You feel your feelings.

And you hear the questions that your soul finally had the strength to
bubble to the surface. You'll feel naked. And yet so beautifully free.

And eventually, you'll feel tempted, to fill the void with the hustle.
Because doesn't busy mean success? And shouldn't hard work be hard? You'll feel tempted to look at the rest of the world and say yes.

But don't. Because when you choose to sit there in your stillness, that
beautiful heart you know is in your chest will make itself known to you.
You'll know what you really want. You'll put out a pure energy of desire
and intent. And that grid of energy will begin to pull toward you that
which you've been hustling.

So if you're tired. If your energy is down. Or if you're wondering if this
is the only way. Drop the draining pace of the hustle. Forget about what
everyone else is doing and go your way. Through the doors to your heart. Peace!

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 8/06/2015 02:58:00 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