We’re diving into a topic that’s super relevant in our fast-paced, entertainment-rich world: “Attachment to Entertainment.” Let’s get right into it!

Ever felt lonely and turned to a movie, a game, or even a social gathering to shake off that feeling? It’s pretty common. But here’s the twist: What if we’re using these activities not just for fun, but to avoid feeling lonely? Bentinho, a spiritual guide, sheds light on this.

When we feel alone, our first instinct is to find something or someone to fill that void. It’s like a reflex. We think, “If I’m busy, I won’t feel lonely.” But this can be a slippery slope. We might start relying on these distractions to feel good. It’s like using entertainment as a band-aid for loneliness.

Bentinho suggests a different approach. Instead of running away from loneliness, what if we face it head-on? What if we use these moments of aloneness to connect deeper with ourselves? He says, “Aloneness is simply being. When you know that you’re alone, what you’re noticing is your raw, naked being without attributes, without entertainment.”

This doesn’t mean you should stop enjoying movies or hanging out with friends. It’s about balance. When you do feel lonely, recognize it. Ask yourself, “Am I using entertainment to escape this feeling?” If the answer is yes, maybe it’s time to sit with that loneliness. Explore it. You might find that you’re not really lonely but just caught up in the story of loneliness.

The Bible also speaks to this concept in Psalms 46:10, “Be still, and know that I am God.” This verse encourages us to find peace and understanding in stillness, much like what Bentinho suggests.

Remember, it’s okay to enjoy entertainment. But also, give yourself the chance to be alone without feeling lonely. It’s in these moments of stillness that we often find our true selves.


“In the blanket of aloneness, you discover the vividness of being.” – Bentinho

Spiritual Book Reference

Bible, Psalms 46:10: “Be still, and know that I am God.”