Understanding Consciousness: The Key to Inner Peace

We often encounter various challenges and issues. Sometimes, these can feel overwhelming, making us feel lost or disconnected. But have you ever thought about how our relationship with our inner selves might be the key to overcoming these challenges? This idea is not new. Bentinho talks about the importance of consciousness and our connection to it.

Consciousness, in simple terms, is our ability to be aware. It’s what allows us to experience, think, and feel. But it’s more than just being aware; it’s about understanding our true nature. This understanding can be a solution to many of our problems. By aligning our thoughts and actions with our inner consciousness, we create a harmonious balance within ourselves and with the world around us.

Imagine a world where everyone understands themselves deeply and acts with compassion and clarity. That’s the vision Bentinho often refers to. It’s a vision of a happy, vibrant planet where harmony reigns. This might sound like a big dream, but it starts with each of us. By changing how we relate to ourselves and our consciousness, we can contribute to this vision.

But how do we do this? It’s about building a relationship with the different aspects of our consciousness. Whether it’s our thoughts, emotions, or spiritual beliefs, understanding them and knowing how they connect to a larger field of consciousness is crucial. This doesn’t mean we need to agree with everything Bentinho or others say. It’s about realizing that there’s an awareness beyond our thoughts, an ever-present sense of ‘I am’ that is cognizant and powerful.

The Power to Know: Your Intrinsic Ability

One core aspect of consciousness is the power to know. It’s not just about knowing facts or information, but about being aware of our existence and experiences. You can try it right now. Instead of focusing on these words, shift your attention to the fact that you’re present, reading and understanding them. Notice how your focus changes. You move from being caught up in thoughts to a state of clear, present awareness.

This state of awareness is what many refer to as enlightenment. It’s not something far-fetched or unattainable. It’s your basic state, available to you at any moment. And the more you connect with it, the more you purify and brighten your inner world.

The Practice of Awareness

How can you practice this? Start by taking a few moments each day to shift your focus away from your thoughts. Let go of any attachment to them and rest in the natural state of ‘I am conscious, I am aware.’ It’s a simple yet profound practice that can bring clarity and peace.


“To know yourself as the Being underneath the thinker, the stillness underneath the mental noise, the love and joy underneath the pain, is freedom, salvation, enlightenment.” – Eckhart Tolle

This concept is echoed in spiritual texts too, like the Bible. Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still, and know that I am God.” This verse encourages us to find peace and understanding in stillness, similar to the practice of conscious awareness.