Why Bliss? Understanding the Journey Beyond Thought
Have you ever wondered what lies beyond the hustle and bustle of your thoughts? In our busy lives, we often forget to pause and explore the stillness within us. This post delves into why embracing moments of no thought can lead to a profound realization of bliss and self-awareness.
Bentinho suggests a simple yet powerful practice: stop thinking for short periods throughout your day. By doing this, you open the door to experiencing your true self – an awareness that exists beyond thoughts and descriptions. This practice is not about suppressing thoughts but rather interrupting the continuous flow of the mind to glimpse the deeper reality of our being.
This act of pausing our thoughts can initially feel like a challenge. It’s like digging a well; at first, it’s dry and requires effort, but eventually, you reach the refreshing waters below. The key lies in understanding that you are more than your thoughts and body; you’re part of a vast, infinite existence.
Bentinho emphasizes that realization is more fulfilling than the pursuit of transient pleasures. He poignantly states, “There is no fulfillment in pleasure. Pleasure is absolutely meaningless when you realize the meaninglessness of everything. That’s when bliss starts to happen.” This profound insight encourages us to look beyond our habitual chase for pleasure and delve into the deeper essence of our being.
The Bible also touches on this concept in Psalm 46:10, “Be still, and know that I am God.” This verse aligns beautifully with Bentinho’s teachings, reminding us that in stillness, we find a deeper understanding and connection with the divine essence within us.
As you embrace this journey, you’ll find that your identity shifts. You begin to see the futility in chasing pleasure and start to appreciate the peace and bliss of your true nature. This realization doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a gradual process of uncovering and releasing the illusions and distortions that we’ve held onto.
“There is no fulfillment in pleasure. Pleasure is absolutely meaningless when you realize the meaninglessness of everything. That’s when bliss starts to happen.” – Bentinho
In this exploration of ‘Why Bliss?’, we discover that true joy and contentment lie in understanding and experiencing our infinite nature. By pausing our thoughts and seeking deeper awareness, we embark on a fulfilling journey toward spiritual awakening and inner peace.