Dearest newcomer to Balanced View,
Thank you so much for showing an interest in how you can be of most benefit in your life. I have been involved in Balanced View for about two and a half years. Prior to meeting the training it was always very important for me to be (or at least seem) independent in my life: as a woman, as a spiritual seeker etc. I was never interested in taking part in an organisation, I might even have seen it as a failure to “depend” on a teacher or community. Another thing that has always been very important for me is authenticity—to live a true, genuine life of integrity. So here I am today, completely held and flourishing in the Four Mainstays lifestyle, completely held and flourishing in all experiences, painful or cheerful.
What I have found through relying on short moments of relaxation and openness, a never-ending supply of teaching media, my personal open intelligence-guide and the community of people who also want to rely on relaxation and openness is that both these values—independence and authenticity—are more alive in my life than I had ever experienced prior to the training. I am supported to meet all my thoughts and emotions with true openness and through that I feel empowered to truly make independent and authentic choices in my life—endlessly more free from all concepts I learned about what it means to be good, successful, nice, cool, whatever. I feel like I am being showed the source of everything beneficial one could look for in my own mind, and more and more I realise I have access to it in each moment.
I warmly recommend everyone who feels slightly interested to find out more about this magnificently warm and empowering movement that has given me newfound trust in the benefit and power of the human race!
Beate in Sweden.