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] listen.pay attention.decide

I allow myself to look at the anger, the fear, the resentment I may be
feeling. I don't hide it; that just perpetuates the wrong-mindedness. I am
willing to see my own feelings differently as well. I recognize that
perhaps I am judging myself for feeling them. So, as I did with the
external judgment, I do with the internal: I affirm I am willing to see it
differently and ask for help. And I wait. ACIM

I got to the meeting early, I sat down around the table surrounded by
people who have important roles in the organisation according to their
titles. I secretly sent love to everyone in the room and prayed for a good
meeting and to be guided- not by the ego.

The discussion was interesting, I listened intently, I see every encounter
as an opportunity to learn and grow. I said my piece and there it was,
someone around the table did not agree and decided to show it very
passionately. I listened and honestly got so angry and judgmental. the
thoughts that passed through my mind - OMG it shocked me! I wanted to
honestly as they say where I am from, buss some cuss in the place

I started to judge myself and then it hit me

Feel the feelings

this is part of the lesson

you do not have to act on it

but it is telling you something


pay attention

then decide

now that you have the tools, there is no need to suppress and bury your
feelings, to let them fester

I took a breath

I said calmly, I hear you, I see you and my opinion does not change that I
have heard you and that I see you, this is just my opinion, that is all. We
can disagree and still be respectful

yayyy me

Feel the thing

use the tools

be willing to see it differently

that was my lesson


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 9/27/2016 02:24:00 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