Akosua Dardaine Edwards

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

 

Letting Go

Let Go Or Be Dragged

How do you decide when it is time to let go, in fact, how do you feel about letting go?

There are some people who think that letting go is the same as giving up.

There are some who partner letting go with weakness.

Not too long ago I truly believed that letting go was giving up, I was of the view that I had to turn stone to blood and if required, literally die before I would even contemplate letting go.

 

Thank heavens for good sense, lessons and time!

I have learnt that letting go never equates to being unsuccessful.

I have learnt that letting go is a decision made when one has done all that is humanly possible with the unwavering belief that whatever happens it will be okay!

I have learnt that letting go builds courage, it builds self belief.

I have learnt that control freaks cannot let go, they want to know the outcome- Newsflash, we never know the eact outcome. How many times was an outcome exactly exactly exactly how you imagined? Let me know please!

I have learnt that letting go opens a space for more to arrive.

 

I wanted to be an accountant more than anything,  I dreamt about it since I was a teenager, I worked hard at realising that dream, studied more than one type of accounting qualification to cover all bases and here I am now today on a different path. I held on to the belief that I would be a Finance Director for a very long time and that holding on kept me from a life where I am at peace despite the uncertainty of income, gigs, and stability.

I have learnt that realising that dream of being an accountant took discipline, courage, a strong work ethic and self belief. This is what I gained on that journey which I have kept with me and can use on all others. Nothing was wasted in my realising that dream. At some point I had to let go because once the dream was realised the reality reflected to me that another path had to be chosen.

But I know now that I will be alright, that all needs are  always met and that the Universe is using me so much more that I would be have been used had I gone down that path of remaining an accountant. I am grateful that I had the courage to trust in letting go.

I believe in letting go in such a huge way there is a chapter in the first book What Did I Learn Today? called Journey to Letting Go!

I have applied the theory of letting go to small things, the stuff works y'all!

If  I want a particular gig - I do all the work and let it go- that means I have an unwavering faith that I do not have to control and man handle the process, stressing people out in between! I know in my knower that whatever happens I will be okay, I will learn something

Letting go aids in a peace of mind that passes all understanding

Peace

 

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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