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Edy Edgar

Until 5 years ago "my life" was made up of moments of apparent well-being and security, followed by moments of intense fear, contraction, reactivity and depression. After going through those moments, I was looking for stability in something new, a new companion, new house, new job, new car ... fleeing and abandoning what I had before, fleeing from myself. After years in this cycle in which I thought myself sick, seeking help in psychologists and psychiatrists, I arrived at a greater period of stability. But even this was suddenly broken. This time something in me told me that I would have to know what I really was, and accept what I had "good and bad." Without any previous interest in spirituality I found myself seeking a meditation course. And I found the Awakened Life Project...

I was far from imagining that the transformation I longed for was beginning. I was not taught any meditation technique, but I was given a paper with meditation instructions by Peter that said something like this: "Sitting still, Relaxing deeply, Have no relationship with the content of your mind". The practice of these instructions, as well as everything I have learned since has changed my life. With this change came the inexplicable but unshakable will to join the men's group, which is part of the ALP Sangha. Since then I have been on the most radical of journeys, both as a human and as a man.

I discovered, I saw, I lived that I am free, that I simply am, that I am everything and nothing, that nothing exists apart from me. This discovery (which in reality is not a discovery, but the acceptance of what I have always been) has brought me into a space of freedom but also a responsibility to be one with Life, not to block it, but to participate in the process of evolution that the Life is!

And this can be scary, unleashing old fears. This invites me to inquire into all that conditions me, my limiting beliefs, my patterns of escape and separation. But this inquiry is made from a place of freedom, of no problem, of a place that is one with life, or rather saying that it is the consciousness that I am Life, so nothing is wrong. With all this I feel more whole, with greater acceptance of what Is, without judging.
With greater understanding that I am a Spiritual Being and a Human Being, a Spiritual Being having a Human experience that is able to create Life (with Life, in Life) instead of just reacting.

Thankful for breathing, for the beating of my heart and for the awareness that I have of it. I accept my place in the co-creation of Life. Gandhi's quotation "Be the change you want to see in the world" illustrates the marvelous, eternal and ever-chnaging trip that I have made as an expression of spirit and matter in the middle of this family and Sangha.

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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.


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