Expressing Appreciation and Gratitude
The teachings I share have been inspired and shaped by many I came in contact with over the course of my life – for which I wish to extend my heartfelt gratitude. The teachings are alive and naturally evolving, being further refined every single day to improve upon their quality, preciseness and effectiveness.
In conjunction with the Bentinho Massaro Team, the Free Awareness Foundation Team, and the help of all of you, our global community, we are steadily setting forth our vision of a flowering Earth, where love, compassion and integrity reign naturally; where the need for control or manipulation has vanished because all have realized their innate power to be fulfilled within and to create beauty all around, no matter what.
A world where trust, abundance, generosity, clarity and transparency are as natural as sunlight. A world where everyone is fully empowered to know that all possibilities lie within them to the point where we no longer believe we have to fight ‘others’, ‘them’ or ‘the world’, in order to be who we wish to be, to get what we want to have, and to do what we love to do.
I wish to express my deepest appreciation and gratitude to my core team members, the many volunteers that have helped me over the years, and last but not least: all of you — this community of friends, who share in this vision and participate wholeheartedly in setting free your own hearts, so that you may shine upon this planet wherever you go and radiate pure goodness in whatever you do.
Biography of Bentinho (pronounced Ben-teen-yo)
Even as a child, growing up in Holland, Bentinho Massaro had a sense of the endless possibilities within human consciousness. At age16, frustrated with what he perceived as the unconscious behavior of human society and the stupidity of going to school, he made a conscious commitment to search for the “Ultimate Answer” —an understanding of the actual workings of Life that would lead not only to individual fulfillment, but to the liberation of civilization from conflict entirely.
So he began a relentless quest, exploring a wide spectrum of teachers, philosophies, and methods, including studies in India, as well as Western practices, such as Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), telekinesis, and brain wave practices. He stayed with each practice only long enough to assess and digest what was useful to his goal, leaving behind anything he deemed non-essential.
Eventually, exhausted by constant striving, self-judgment, and intense suffering, he realized that all of the spiritual “authorities” he had studied—no matter how long their beards—were no more “enlightened” than himself. Although deeply disappointed, he decided to renew his commitment to seeking the ultimate answer; but this time, he would look only within his own being. This decision was a profound shift in allegiance toward what he had known all along: that Truth was to be found in the presence of his own existence, and of existence itself—in all its infinite potential.
This realization brought a deep relaxation and ease of being. “Life revealed itself to shine fully and completely by its own power alone, offering its presence with an incredible naturalness, requiring no effort,” Bentinho wrote. Life Itself was indeed The Ultimate Answer.
“I continued to sink into this indescribable freedom that doesn’t know any boundary. This awakening was the beginning of my life and the end of an unpleasant dream where I thought lack and separation could possibly exist. Ha!”!
Bentinho started teaching when he was 18, and has since held meetings and retreats in many cities in Europe and North America. He is now 26, and over the years, his teachings have evolved and deepened. He continues to refine and focus his work, with a goal to reach people from every walk of life, building a bridge to Enlightenment and self-empowerment for the “average Joe,” not just those already in the spiritual community. “It’s what I live for;” he says, “it’s what I came here for.”