Finding Stability in Unstable Times: Embracing Inner Peace Amidst Distractions

In these unpredictable times, it’s common to seek some form of stability. Bentinho emphasizes the unreliability of external circumstances and encourages a search for something truly dependable. This quest is not only relevant during times of crisis but should be an everyday practice for everyone. The key lies in identifying what is always present in our experiences, the unchanging element amidst change.

Consider this: our bodies, thoughts, and circumstances are constantly evolving, yet there’s an aspect of our experience that remains constant. This unchanging element is not just a passive observer; it’s the source of peace, clarity, insight, and intuition. By focusing on this ever-present aspect of ourselves, we can find true stability and undistractedness.

Bentinho uses two analogies to explain this concept. First, the windshield wipers on a car during a rainstorm. They move rapidly in front of us, yet we look through them to focus on the road. Similarly, we can observe our thoughts and emotions without getting caught up in them, maintaining our focus on the underlying awareness. The second analogy is seeing our reflection in a shop window. We might initially focus on the items behind the glass, but then we notice our reflection. This shift in focus from the external to the internal is a metaphor for realizing our true nature.

In his teachings, Bentinho refers to this realization as the “God State,” characterized by truth, awareness, and love. By removing mental veils, we come closer to our infinite, limitless being. This journey involves recognizing the transient nature of life and relying on the eternal, changeless principle within us.

Bentinho’s message is clear: true reliability and stability come from within. It’s about recognizing that we are the constant in every experience, the undistracted observer of life’s changing scenes. By turning our attention inward, we can find the peace and stability we seek.


“Seek not the stability in the ever-changing world, but find the unchanging peace within.” – Bentinho


This teaching aligns with a biblical principle found in Hebrews 13:8, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” It reflects the idea of finding stability in something eternal and unchanging.

Bible or Spiritual Book Reference: Matthew 6:25-34 (NIV) “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not more valuable than they? Can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? “And why do you worry about clothing? Consider how the lilies of the field grow: they neither labor nor spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the wildflowers that are here today and tomorrow are thrown into the furnace, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not worry about saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”