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] There's not a damn thing you can control.

There's not a damn thing you can control. Not one. But most of your
suffering comes from believing you can. Maxie Mc Coy

I was at a spoken word event last night, really deep stuff, teaching youths
using the oral traditions, and I met a young lady who I had a lovely
breakfast meeting with early last year She reminded me that we spoke about control and she admitted to me that she
was a control freak and thought I was too cool about everything. She
started volunteering with charity's and said it was the best thing she ever
did because she knows for sure now that there is not a thing that she can
control but herself. I laughed because I could relate to her and learnt
that control is illusions or many times a form of fear!

I learnt that control and responsibility are two different things Responsibility - my ability to respond to the reality of now Control - trying to make things different especially when you are fearful,
wanting to manipulate a situation to suit your fancy- mainly because of

Getting by in this life unscathed is nearly impossible. Fearing pain and
fearing hurt is practically a waste of time because it's exactly what will
happen, at some point. But yet we still fear it. And that fear is oh so
normal. So ask yourself - do I want to be in control or do I want to be at peace? Peace

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 2/27/2016 11:56:00 am

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