Regaining Your Free Will – A Journey of Self-Mastery

Have you ever felt like you’re at war with yourself, struggling between what you want and what you don’t? It’s like there’s two versions of you, each pulling in a different direction. This battle can leave you feeling weak and uncertain. But guess what? There’s only one you. Recognizing this is the first step to regaining your free will.

Bentinho throws light on this intriguing subject. He suggests that often, we give away our power to an ‘alternate version’ of ourselves. This illusion creates hesitation and weakens our will. But why do we do this? Sometimes, it’s just easier to blame an imaginary force than to take responsibility for our choices.

The idea is to realize that there’s just one you making all the decisions. Once you embrace this, it’s easier to make choices that might seem like sacrifices. Remember, regaining your free will is about taking back control from your subconscious until only consciousness remains. It’s about being fully aware of your choices, even those that seem small or insignificant.

Now, let’s talk about victimhood. It may sound strange, but choosing to be a victim is a powerful choice. People often choose victimhood for the comfort it brings. However, the universe responds to our choices. If we know something but act against it, we face greater challenges. It’s the universe’s way of urging us to act on our knowledge.

So, how do we gather our will? It’s about training yourself to not hesitate and to take decisive action. It’s about noticing when you undermine yourself with thoughts of being a victim or believing that something else has power over you. Each time you catch yourself giving in to these thoughts, remind yourself that you have the power to choose differently.

At the heart of this journey is trust. Trust in yourself and your will. By diminishing the significance of consequences and recognizing that you’re always safe, you can make choices that align with your true self.

In the Bible, Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” This verse echoes the idea of inner strength and the power of making choices aligned with our true selves. It’s about realizing that we have the strength within us to make empowering choices.

Remember, there’s only one of you making choices. So, who’s it going to be? You, or the illusionary other you? The choice is yours.


“The only journey is the one within.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

Spiritual Book Reference:

Philippians 4:13, Bible – “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

“Therefore say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord Yahweh: None of you who turn away from me and serve your idols shall ever gain your desire from me.’” (Ezekiel 20:32)