Beyond Being Human: Embracing the Conscious Self
Life is an ever-evolving dance of perspectives, emotions, and experiences. As we navigate this journey, many of us grapple with the question of identity. What does it truly mean to be human?
Bentinho speaks about an intriguing paradox. The journey to truly understand what it means to be human might actually entail moving beyond the conventional definition of humanness. If you feel grounded, free, and in a state of joy, do you feel human? Bentinho suggests not. This is not to discredit the emotions, experiences, and roles we attribute to our human identity but rather to open our minds to the larger picture.
The real essence, as Ben points out, lies not in our physical bodies, cultural norms, or societal roles but in our state of consciousness. What if our identity, which we so staunchly associate with our human experience, is but a tiny fragment of a vast, expansive consciousness? If we strip away the layers of societal definitions, what remains is consciousness. Our feelings, experiences, and perspectives are all manifestations of this consciousness.
In essence, the feeling of being “human” is a construct, much like many other constructs we believe in. Authenticity, in Ben’s perspective, does not come from conforming to these constructs but from a place of absolute clarity, freedom, joy, passion, and excitement. It is not bound by labels, including that of being human or non-human.
It’s quite profound when you think about it. Every feeling, every emotion, every experience is not a result of external circumstances, but a reflection of our internal vibrational state. Our realities are shaped more by our internal vibrational frequency than by external factors. Bentinho often emphasizes the importance of recognizing this, suggesting that when we do, it can be freeing.
So, how does this shift in perspective impact our daily lives? For one, it reminds us of the power of our inner vibrational state. We’re not passive recipients of external circumstances but active creators of our reality. By taking responsibility for our vibrational state, we can transform our experiences, feelings, and, indeed, our reality.
As Bentinho reminds us, “Whenever you feel something, it’s letting you know how in or out of alignment you are.” This idea moves us away from the conventional understanding of reacting to external stimuli and towards an empowered state of conscious creation.
In concluding thoughts, while the human experience is beautiful and full of learnings, it might serve us well to remember Bentinho’s words: “You’ve never been human, you’ll never be human, you’ll never be Beyond human. You’ve only ever been consciousness.”
And so, the next time you find yourself pondering the depths of your identity and existence, perhaps you can look beyond the label of “human” and embrace the infinite realm of consciousness that is truly you.
Quote: “You’ve never been just human; you’ve always been consciousness.” – Bentinho Massaro