Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

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


We Need Never Fear Looking Within

We need never fear to look within. ACIM

I have learnt that ignoring either my intuition or a situation that must be dealt with which requires me tapping within my inner self spells trouble.

Intuition does not shout, it does not force, intuition is peaceful and many time illogical by the world's standards.  Wanting to prove others wrong, or prove you are right, having the last word and the "I told you so's is not intuition speaking to you, that is plain ole ego tripping. Many of us say it is our gut speaking when in fact it is the ego screaming at you.

Looking within can be scary, because looking within with honesty exposes us to things we don't want to deal with, things we have denied and things we have ignored. 

It makes us anxious that once we face them, call them out, look them directly in the eye that we have to take responsibility and do something about them. 

I have learnt that doing something about it right away is not always necessary or even a requirement in moving forward, acknowledgement is a huge part of the process.

I have learnt that sometimes we limit ourselves when we refuse to look within, we dream  too small. 

When we face some of the things lurking around inside we get an opportunity for feedback. you cannot lie to yourself, your life will always show you where you are and where there is space for growth.

Can you be more patient, more kind, set more boundaries, be more responsible, dream  a bigger dream, more forgiving, less angry, gossip less?

Whatever it is, a huge part of the process is looking courageously within and accepting that whatever is there is for your own growth and development.


Have you read any of Akosua's work?

What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love

Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal

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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.
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