Have you ever wondered why we’re really here? It’s a question that stirs in many of us, and Bentinho offers a unique perspective. He believes that our purpose isn’t found in mere experiences, but in the deep learning that comes from them.

It’s Not About the Senses

We often get lost in our senses, thinking that what we see, hear, or feel is the essence of life. But Bentinho encourages us to look beyond. Our true nature isn’t in these fleeting moments; it’s in the timeless essence that forms the foundation of our experiences.

Learning, Not Experiencing

This might be a bit surprising, but according to Bentinho, we didn’t come here just for the experiences – the taste of chocolate, the feel of a cool breeze, or the thrill of adventure. Instead, we’re here for something deeper: learning. Experiences are vehicles, tools to help us understand ourselves and the world around us.

Experiences as Catalysts

Think of experiences as catalysts or vehicles for learning. They help us discover who we are, understand the Creator, and delve into the mysteries of our existence. While enjoying these experiences is part of life, it’s the learning from them that truly matters.

Different Souls, Different Lessons

Each soul has its unique journey. Some may be here to learn advanced spiritual lessons, while others might be focusing on more earthly teachings like love, forgiveness, or compassion. Regardless of the lesson, experiences play a critical role in our spiritual and personal growth.

The End of the Line: Transcendence

Eventually, when we’ve learned what we needed from certain experiences, they lose their allure. This doesn’t mean we become indifferent to life’s pleasures. Instead, we start seeking new lessons, new experiences that help us grow further.

Enjoy, But Look Beyond

Bentinho has a simple yet profound message: enjoy your experiences, relish the chocolate, but remember, that’s not the ultimate goal. The real treasure lies in the learning and awakening these experiences bring.

The Spiritual Essence

Even in the most mundane moments, like enjoying a piece of chocolate, there’s an opportunity to recognize something greater – the Creator. It’s about finding the spiritual essence in every experience.

Remember, we’re not just here for the experiences. We’re here to learn, to awaken, and ultimately to transcend these experiences through the wisdom we gain from them. They’re temporary, but the learning is eternal.


“As Bentinho often says, ‘The experiences come and go, but the learning we derive from them becomes a part of us forever.'”

“You didn’t come here for the experiences. You came here for the learning.” – Bentinho Massaro

Spiritual Reference

This concept resonates with the biblical verse Romans 12:2, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” It speaks to the idea of transcending beyond mere experiences and seeking deeper understanding and transformation.

“I have come to seek and to save that which was lost.” – Luke 19:10

How to Transcend Experiences

Transcending experiences is not about becoming indifferent to them. It is about recognizing that they are not the ultimate source of happiness. True happiness comes from within, from a place of self-awareness and acceptance.

Here are a few tips for transcending experiences:

  • Be present. When you are fully present in the moment, you are less likely to get caught up in the highs and lows of experiences.
  • Don’t attach yourself to outcomes. When you have expectations about how things should be, you are setting yourself up for disappointment.
  • See the bigger picture. Remember that experiences are just a small part of your overall journey. They are not the destination.
  • Practice gratitude. When you focus on the things you are grateful for, you shift your perspective and open yourself up to more positive experiences.
  • Meditate. Meditation helps you to connect with your inner self and find a place of peace and stillness.