From Carla Costa – Jivana Yoga Program Portugal
Why did I join the Jivana Program?
Have been looking for Peace!
Without knowing what Peace really was and I still don’t experience it, in its true meaning, as it says in stanza 71 from chapter 2 of the Gītā, because i didn’t abandon my desires and attachments as well as the sense of “I” and “mine”, but the intentions are settling day by day. With these teachings, the knowledge is more established and important concepts become more deeply rooted. I can understand now what I’m still looking for! Everybody look for answers, but truly in my heart i was searching for happiness and i still do! Like in stanza 72 ‘Brāhmi sthitiḥ’ is the gold, it is my intention, without expectation, to overcome delusion and achieve liberation. A few days ago i was thinking about my path in yoga, and i realized that how we learn by our Teacher, as we do through the Gītā, it was from sorrow that I truly committed in this path and what we are learning, especially the Gītā touched me deeply. Stanza 63, made same eco in my mind, because in the time of my sorrow i was at a point that i was completely deluded, caused by attachments and unfulfilled desires, so my anger was growing day by day, and my discriminating knowledge was ruined. I still live deluded like most, i still don’t know if some of my actions are right or wrong, but I’m more aware and educated. The path is long but as our Teacher explains, “we need to be patient “, and I’m doing the best i can among the situations and with the knowledge I have. I’m eternally grateful to our Teacher and to all people that made this possible!