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 - What would you do differently?

"If we weren't trying to control whether a person liked us or his or her
reaction to us, what would we do differently? If we weren't trying to
control the course of a relationship, what would we do differently? If we
weren't trying to control another person's behavior, how would we think,
feel, speak, and behave differently than we do now? What haven't we been letting ourselves do while hoping that self-denial would influence a
particular situation or person? Are there some things we've been doing that we'd stop? How would we treat ourselves differently? Would we let ourselves enjoy life more and feel better right now? Would we stop feeling so bad? 
Would we treat ourselves better? If we weren't trying to control, what
would we do differently? Make a list, then do it." -- Melody Beattie

Many of our decisions are based on what other people would say, think or want us to do. How did we get to that place? What about doing what brings you peace, joy, love, harmony and doing the best for yourself? Uncertainty, being right, having our own way got us to that place! A Course in Miracles teaches that the sense of separation is what causes us to make these decisions and it is more times than not, it brings you peace to be happy rather than to be right. A sense of separation means we believe that people are separated, disconnected and different to us, we judge ourselves as better and we love to be liked!

Newsflash- you are not in control of everything and definitely not in
control of anyone else! So do your best, do what makes you happy, sometimes this may piss people off (no I am not not saying to be a complete a-hole).
Find some level of comfort with uncertainty and letting go and see how the magic unfolds!


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 8/08/2015 02:57:00 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