Recently my partner Max and I just returned to a beautiful little mountain town we lived in some years back, which happens to be where 4 of our Balanced View community friends live. They were a significant part of the pull to move back, and while living in Vancouver we had occasionally made the long drive to book meetings with our friends in the mountains, or held them in Vancouver.
Why this draw to be together and read a book together, or share about what we’ve noticed happening in our lives when we rely on open intelligence? Because it is absolutely enriching to my life; I’m inspired by these other precious human beings who are taking responsibility for their speech and actions in this world.
Before or after our meetings, we enjoy food and coffee together and easefully chat about one thing or another. Even if I am tired, or for whatever reason the resistance right before heading to the meeting comes up that I don’t want to go or I’m too busy; I am always glad I went and grateful to be in the presence of such stable, relaxed, and naturally funny people.
When human beings are relaxed and open, these beautiful qualities that are so enjoyable to be around and express flow so naturally. I don’t have to figure out what the best thing to say is or how I look to them, and they don’t either. If those thoughts or any other ones come up for any of us, all of us know it’s okay and doesn’t have to be where we stop and conclude anything about each other. Simply together enjoying the same presence and the unique offerings of each person as they are. This feels like the future of humanity.
I find myself wanting our society’s technology to advance faster so I can instantly communicate or be with community friends all over the world that I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know on Balanced View’s clarity calls, or at gatherings in San Rafael and Sweden. There are beautiful beings living in France, Ukraine, Sweden, Australia, India, the UK, and other places all around this planet who I consider very close friends that I am lucky to know, and to have an instant way to communicate and viscerally enjoy their company would be the best.
To me, what is evoked from the Balanced View training feels kind of like the ultimate communication technology: the language of inherent empathy and love for other beings and this planet that is effortlessly the case. From there, even if we don’t conventionally have certain data preferences in common, anyone can be a friend when both people are committed to relaxing with their own data. It’s quite something to experience.
I have the deepest gratitude to Candice for creating Balanced View; which was a sun that radiated strong yet kind beings all over the world who were demonstrating something no one else in the world was. A true relaxation to their core, willing to face every horrible and beautiful thing about this existence of ours openly, and recognize what is unchanged by any experience. Thank you forever, one and all.