Have you ever felt stuck or limited by what you believe you can do? Imagine breaking free from those limits, discovering the truest part of yourself, and living in a way that’s fully alive and boundless. Today, we’re diving into how you can start this journey of enlightenment and self-realization, guided by insights from Bentinho.

Enlightenment isn’t just for a select few. It’s accessible to everyone, including you. Bentinho talks about the importance of identifying our “true self” from what’s not truly us. This distinction is crucial. It helps us see beyond our bodies, minds, and the roles we play, and connect with something more profound and eternal.

The true self isn’t something you can touch or see. It’s not your thoughts or feelings. It’s beyond all that. It’s like the sky — always there, clear, and spacious, even when clouds come and go. Bentinho uses various names to describe this essence: God, Buddha nature, Christ Consciousness, Brahman, Nirvana, Heaven. Whatever name resonates with you, the essence remains the same: it’s the foundation of your being, pure and untouched by the world’s chaos.

This might sound a bit out there, but it’s more real and closer than you think. You’re already “there,” in this state of heaven, right now. The challenge is to see and embrace it. This journey requires practice, commitment, and a desire to know your true self. It’s about turning your attention inward, noticing your existence, and experiencing the shift that comes from this realization.

Even a brief moment of awareness can start to change how you see yourself and the world. Imagine living from this space of clarity and peace, how it would transform your fears and confusions into a bright light of bliss and freedom.

Bentinho assures us that this path doesn’t disconnect us from the world. Instead, it enriches our interactions and relationships. It doesn’t make us unrelatable or aloof. On the contrary, it allows us to engage more authentically and meaningfully with others.

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“Turn your attention back onto awareness itself, back onto the fact that you know that you exist. Notice the experiential shift in attention and the result that brings about.” – Bentinho

“The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner aspects of their minds, can change the outer aspect of their lives.” – William James

“The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.” – Emily Dickinson (encourages openness to the transformative power of recognizing one’s true self)

Spiritual Reference:

“Be still, and know that I am God.” – Psalm 46:10, Bible. This verse echoes the idea of turning inward to recognize the eternal presence within us, aligning with the journey towards discovering our true self.

Summary Points

  • You are not limited by your body, thoughts, or feelings.
  • Your true nature is the awareness behind those experiences, and it offers freedom from limitation.
  • Many spiritual traditions point to the importance of knowing your true self.
  • Bentinho Massaro offers teachings and practices to help you realize your true self.
  • Discovering your true self can lead to inner peace, freedom from worry, and a transformed life experience.

Inspired Actions:

  • Practice the awareness exercise: Notice your thoughts, then shift your attention to the awareness behind your thoughts.
  • Explore Bentinho Massaro’s work: Visit his website or other resources to learn more about recognizing your true self. He provides guided meditations, talks, and other teachings.
  • Reflect on the quotes: Consider how the wisdom from William James and the Bible resonate with your desire for greater inner freedom.