Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

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


Journey to Detachment

I went  for my first run of the year  and fell over bust my knee over! I couldn't even believe that the first thing that pissed me off was - sheez I cannot run for the next few days, maybe weeks!

The pain was mashing me up, I had to walk about just over 1 KM back to where I parked and all the while I was thinking the same thing - I will not be able run for a while

Then I thought - wait- get a grip girlfriend.

This fall could have been worse

I survived it without any major injuries

My glasses are still on my face

The knee is bust open and paining but I know that there is some lesson in there, not sure what it is yet

I took the day and rested (not much else could be done if walking was a problem right?)

I have become so attached to running, almost daily, now I have to accept that running will not be a part of my daily routine until I am fully healed, it is really a lesson for me not only in acceptance but in letting go and detachment

When we are attached to something there is a possibility that it can be come addictive and we believe that we are unable to live without the thing, the person, the activity

That is a recipe for making an idol out of a thing and setting us up for unnecessary heartache.

And so, I am on my healing, detachment and acceptance journey

Wish me luck


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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