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] Reality is right here

There is no need to be restless or anxious, concerned about whether I will
make it or when I will make it. I will. That is all I need to know. It is
accomplished already, and I can travel this illusory journey in peace
knowing that in reality it is already over.ACIM

I remember exactly when I stopped being anxious and restless.

For months and months I had a pain on the side of my neck, it would not go
away, nothing I did made it stop. I was obsessed with making it, I was
preoccupied with what was coming next, what I had to do, all the mistakes
that I made, all the debts I had to repay, the bad decisions I believed I
made

A woman told me " Madam Akosua you are here, be here" I did not fully grasp
it then. One evening in Kampala I started to meditate, it was my first time
to go within and I literally wept. The tears just kept flowing, it was
tears of joy, because while I was in the state of silence, I just felt so
grateful to be in the moment, right there. It was such an overwhelming
feeling of calm and gratitude. To be there, with these awesome women, why
was I always rushing to be somewhere else, to do something else, to want
something else? Is there something somewhere else more important than where
I was at the present moment?

The simple answer was plain ole no! The magic was right there where I was
in the present moment

And therein the moment came where anxiety and restlessness disappeared from
my approach, my neck pain was gone, just like that

Over the past few weeks it has reappeared, the anxiety and restlessness, it
manifested itself in the same dull ache, this time in my lower back.

Why wasn't I...... fill in the blanks

How can I........... fill in the blanks Where can I....... fill in the blanks

And like clockwork, as I was doing my early morning reading, the paragraph
quoted above from ACIM came up, I screamed! literally! OMG yes! stop it,
just stop it right now

plant seeds, tend to them and reaping time soon come. Be here now, pay
attention, do the work, make the choices. Be still and KNOW

Peace

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 10/25/2016 12:44:00 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