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The Joy of Being Who I Am

I signed up for this 7 Day Meditation Retreat because I found myself completely lost and when I looked in the mirror I saw anything but what I am. I had completely forgotten what it was be happy, to live in peace and harmony with myself and with all beings. For a year I felt trapped and dormant in the web of ego with its desires, identifications, attachments and false promises.I was deceived, deceived by lies and fears that kept me in the comfort zone making me believe that any step that I could be take toward change would leave me completely unprotected. 

The lack of courage to act choked me, made ​​me miserable and an unhappy victim of myself. The burning desire for change and to get in touch with "my" true self was still present and I could no longer delay the inevitable. Finally the day had come to go on the retreat. That day I promised myself, with determination, that I would do whatever was necessary to get out of this vicious cycle and get back in touch with what really I am.

I can say that these seven days of silence, meditation and communion with nature and all beings who were there, was a sincere and authentic journey of deep self-awareness, transformation and revelation of who I am and that everything is an interconnected whole.

Freedom, peace and happiness are what I am now, so today and I am forever grateful to everyone and everything for leading me to Pure Being...
Being simple
Being free
Being what I Am
I do not need anything because in Nothing there is All...

I have learned to accept things as they are, without trying to modify, control. 

Being eternal, timeless and formless. Being aware that what I am is what we all are = One = forming the whole.

Namasté and thank you so much Peter,

Carlos Santos, Aveiro, Portugal

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The Awakened Life Project is situated in a beautiful and wild ecological reserve in the mountains Central Portugal. We offer volunteer programs, courses, events and retreats to support the liberation of the human spirit in a context of evolutionary emergence and communion with the ecological web of life.


Quinta da Mizarela
3305-031 Benfeita
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