Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

Akosua Dardaine Edwards - author, writer, coach, gender specialist, speaker

 

If You Want It,Be It

You cannot have love if your heart is closed

You cannot have money if you are afraid of it

You cannot have freedom if you are unwilling to make choices

You cannot have peace if you think it means giving up something essential to your survival - One Day My Soul Just Opened Up

What you are running from you are running to

I love the line in the Course in Miracles that says whatever is lacking in a situation is because you have been unwilling to give it

If you want love, be willing to give love

If you want peace, be willing to be peace

And you can extend it to other things, the book you want to read, why not write it, the song you want to sing why not sing it?

The dress you want to wear, why not create it?


So many times our default is reasons, rationale, justification and excuses about why not!

You want to do something, you mention it but disclaim

I have no money right now

I have no friends to go with me

I have no

I cannot

It does not make sense

Talking yourself right out of the very thing you say you want to do

Why say it when you really believe it is untainable or that you will make no moves towards it?

Such a waste of words, time and effort

I have learnt that words can determine actions and beliefs so to keep them all in alignment

And when the self doubt comes, I brush up on the self talk to ensure that they get back into alignment

It takes work

It takes truth

It takes courage

It takes willingness

Are you willing

Peace

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