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] Wild and Wonderful Possibility

The big life...one that changes your life and others...is anything but normal
and everything other than average. It's cultivated in that truly
uncomfortable space of finally letting go of things without rushing to grab
something else. Maxie McCoy

I was reading, as I do on mornings as part of my rituals to be a positive
person for the day, and what struck me on the passage was a line where the
question was - are you always trying to fill a space, rather than getting
still, waiting for the answer? Or do you just find a filler?

So you want a particular job - you take anything to fill the space rather
than either asking for what you want or do you settle?

Do you just get into a relationship to avoid being alone? Settling again?

What is your fear in getting still, asking for what you want, waiting and
maintaining your standards?

Man that shit is scary, I must admit! the fear of losing, the perception
that something is better than nothing

And I have learnt that the Gap. Space. Pause. The place where you're not
sure. The place where anything could happen...is actually the greatest stage
of all: it's possibility. Wild and wonderful possibility. The possibility
for your greatest dreams and your ultimate path to reveal itself to you.
The space for genius. For breakthrough. For a struggle that will lead you
to a giant YES instead of a mediocre maybe.

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 4/20/2016 04:33:00 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