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 - If you want to get to the root

Discomfort does not feel good. And it is difficult to be present, when life
gets tender. The tendency to pull back and retreat is perfectly natural.
But what if you stayed?

What would happen if you stayed in the midst of the dis-ease? It will
probably begin to hurt. Your instincts will kick in, but rather than pull
out, can you hunker down and go a little bit deeper?

When it begins to throb and pulsate, are you willing to take a breath and
bear with it? The ache will inevitably turn into suffering, and you will be
compelled to concede, but don't. Stay with it... the threshold is near.

The difference between treating a symptom and solving a problem, is the
willingness to endure. If you want to get to the root, you must be prepared to be uncomfortable. Stacey Hererra

I am off today to Kenya via London today for a month. People ask me what will you be doing out there for a month and I have a general idea but I have very limited details and I am sitting in the "not knowing". What I know is that the Universe is delighted to bring me the unexpected
and I am delighted to receive it. What I know is that saying yes opens up either opportunities or lessons and some of the lessons are uncomfortable. I think about when I am boxing or exercising, the training is difficult but the results are tremendous when I stay with it and willing to face the pain. What I know is that your beliefs color your experiences whether those beliefs are conscious or unconscious, and it is important for me to determine what my beliefs are, this can be seen explicitly by the experiences which I encounter daily. What I know is that I am divinely guided and supremely loved by the Universe. I can safely sit with the other "not knowns" knowing that I will be "very
okay" This is not saying that my trip is or will be painful, aw hell no! It is
going to be such a blast! I am completely excited just to say that I have
made peace in knowing that I cannot know or control everything and it is
okay now for me to sit in that "not knowing"

Holla at ya on the other side....


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 11/06/2015 11:20:00 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
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