I have only ever participated in the Balanced View Training online.
So naturally, people can be skeptical that my Balanced View friends are “real” friends.
Should I not be a bit more suspicious and exercise more caution?
This prompted me to reflect on what friendship means to me, what it depends on.
What is a real friend?
To me a friend is a person who supports me to be my best, exemplifies compassion and respect in relating, grounded in gratitude and openness, contributing to making the world a nicer place to be in.
The fact that such persons are seen with suspicion, even cynicism, is a sign that the world we live in is pretty sad, and of how rare it is to be supported in being our best.
Therefore, I do treasure my training friends, even if I have never met them in person, and I might never meet them, because my quality of life and relating has been upgraded to what being truly kind, beneficial and openhearted means to me.
At the same time, instead of encouraging me to be just with them, those friends fully support me to be even more inclusive, to deeply enjoy and respect everyone I meet, giving everyone a chance for me to get to know them before I judge, so that in turn I can be a real friend, supporting those I know and love to be their best, to be comfortable just as they are.
My training friends support me by example, not by telling me what to do. I don’t like being told what to do, but I am always inspired by people who behave in a way that I admire, and I naturally imbibe that, because it is how we are born, it is easy to reactivate.
Babies have no ideas and opinions, they are taught what to learn and how to behave over time, so it is our natural state to be free from opinions, and it’s possible to go back to that, such a pure freedom, real joy and empowerment.
I can say with complete assurance that this is much a happier way for me to be than the way I used to be, so desperately arrogant, opinionated, paranoid and judgemental, and ultimately not trusting myself, not able to care properly for myself, feeling quite alone most of the time and not fully enjoying life due to constant fears and anxiety, constant tension and criticism. What a drag! Never again.
It is a matter of choice, what mountain do I want to climb, how do I want to show up in the world, what is most important to me?
I love being comfortable just as I am! I love it, I love to take care of myself with total respect and discernment, I love to meet people with more and more openness and fun. I am deeply grateful each and every day for the treasures that I receive in this training and for my loving friends. Gaelle
Thank you so much for coming together to explore empowerment in all areas of life. The media is very powerful and so supportive to spend
time with, as well as reflecting on my experience of the benefits of
the Balanced View Training and share my experience with others, which allows me to be clearer and honest. I really love the topic of food from
open intelligence and love to share about how it has opened
up for me.
I have come such a long way in my relationship to food
since finding the Mainstays. I no longer use food as an antidote,
but as an opportunity to care for myself, and I never thought it
could become so easeful and loving. I have such clarity and
stability around what to eat each day, and I am totally flexible.
I used to be completely dogmatic, arrogant and opinionated.
When I was raw vegan I would try to convince everyone to eat raw vegan. When I followed the macrobiotic diet, I insisted everyone should do the
same. It felt so limiting and frustrating, and I was scattered,
not able to keep the focus on myself. In the Training I
learned real compassion, humility, respect and allowing everyone the
space and dignity they deserve to make their own choices. I have
also seen that my ideas of what is of most benefit were not always
accurate or beneficial.
I breathe such a sigh of relief for my openness now and living from that is a blessing. I can simply focus on myself and rely on open intelligence, rather than ideas and belief systems, to inform my choices. Endless gratitude for this and for the opportunity to care for myself with the open
intelligence cure-all that includes everything with sharp discernment
and perfect love!
Thank you so much.
With all my love.
These days when it’s so easy to be swayed in all directions by a flurry of relentlessly alarming news, the feeling of helplessness and powerlessness comes up more than ever. And yet those feelings less and less influence my perspective because Balanced View supports me to rely on my open intelligence, always reliable and directly accessible in each moment, no matter what happens.
It’s clear by now that things can spin out of control at the drop of a hat and there is nothing I can do about it except make sure I am increasingly stable within. That really ramps up my capacity to respond intelligently in a way that directly supports everyone powerfully because it allows me to be so clear and stable and not respond from hope and fear.
It’s also clear to me that whatever steps we have taken now as a global society, things appear to stay the same or get worse, so I am totally ready for something new, and here I am supported in what really works. To me this is the only solution I see for establishing a sane global culture where all lives are respected, valued and truly honoured. Gaelle
I love to reflect on the past three years of relying on the constant support of Balanced View. I have been shown a really simple practice that I can rely on in any situation, and through which I access my natural intelligence, immediately beneficial. Perceived limitations have opened up in ways I could not have planned or imagined. For example, I no longer feel a constant state of anxiety, panic and impending doom, and I no longer feel like a victim of my challenging chronic illnesses. I feel increasingly at ease with whatever occurs in my experience and less and less have the compulsion to avoid anything or anyone. I can relate more and more easefully and truly listen, truly see what is needed in each situation, with growing stability and assurance that I know how to solve problems. It is the most simple and direct practice, and for me the most efficient. Thank you so much!