Sharpening Your Dedication Through Discipline: A Guide to Self-Realization

Life’s a journey where sometimes, we need a little push to see the true value in ourselves and in what we do. Just like Bentinho often explains, realizing our true self – that’s the big ‘Self’ with a capital ‘S’ – is about discovering the essence of our being. It’s that presence that’s always with us, every step of the way.

Now, why do some of us struggle to tap into this self-awareness? Often, it’s because we might not see its immediate value. Sometimes, it takes a bit of stumbling and experiencing life’s lows to understand the importance of focusing on our inner self.

Think of it this way: we naturally put our energy into what benefits us most at the moment. It’s not always about discipline, though giving ourselves a little nudge now and then is definitely helpful. It’s more about recognizing the value of our awareness and deciding to sharpen our focus and dedication.

Here’s a thought to consider: “To discover the immortality of your being and the truth of your existence, you don’t necessarily need discipline. What you need is clarity – the clarity to know where true value lies.” – Bentinho

When we come across feedback, whether from others or from our own reflections, it’s easy to feel judged. But here’s a different angle: see it as an opportunity. An opportunity to use this moment more effectively, to honor your life, and to step up your dedication to becoming more of who you’re meant to be.

Now, let’s get something straight: discipline itself won’t reveal the deeper truths of our existence or deepen our self-realization. But it does play a role. It’s the natural outcome of understanding where true value is found. When we see the value in self-realization or in empowering ourselves, our dedication naturally deepens.

Bentinho’s insights remind us to look at our lives and see where we might have been going through the motions unconsciously. Those moments where life seemed to happen ‘to’ us rather than ‘through’ us. This reflection isn’t about judgment. It’s about motivation. It’s about recognizing that past experiences where we weren’t fully present or aware can serve as a catalyst for growth.

For anyone looking to deepen their self-realization, the key isn’t strict discipline. It’s about wanting to change, to shift your focus towards what’s truly valuable. It’s about seeing through the fears and limitations and realizing that at your core, you’re eternal, limitless, and fundamentally connected to everything.

“Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin. And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.” (Matthew 6:28-29). This Bible verse reminds us of the natural, effortless beauty and value inherent in all of creation, including ourselves.


“To discover the immortality of your being and the truth of your existence, you don’t necessarily need discipline. What you need is clarity – the clarity to know where true value lies.” – Bentinho

Summary Points

  • Self-realization is a journey: It’s about discovering the unchanging essence of who you are, and it’s a process of deepening your understanding over time.
  • Dedication, not discipline: True dedication to self-realization comes from recognizing the value of knowing your true nature, not from forcing yourself.
  • Use the past as motivation: Reflect on the times you’ve felt limited, afraid, or unfulfilled. That discomfort drives your desire for change.
  • Choose your truth: Consciously choose to believe in your limitlessness, inherent worth, and connection to something larger. This changes how you experience life.

Actions Readers Can Take

  1. Reflect: Take some time to honestly consider areas of your life where you feel unfulfilled or held back by fears. Write them down for greater clarity.
  2. Question: Ask yourself: “Do I want more of this feeling in my life?” If the answer is no, use it as fuel for change.
  3. Reframe: Start replacing old, limiting beliefs (“I’m not good enough,” “I’m afraid of failing”) with empowering perspectives (“I am worthy of love,” “I have everything I need to succeed”).
  4. Seek Resources: Explore teachings by Bentinho Massaro or other spiritual guides that resonate with you to deepen your understanding of self-realization.