Saturday, 26 November 2011

Natures Intelligence Pervades Everything

"Everything about me is 100% perfect humenness"
Balanced View participant

Friday, 18 November 2011


Open Intelligence is the sole cause, substance and effect of everything.

Saturday, 12 November 2011


The Mainstays of Balanced View offer such diverse opportunity to serve, which bring forth various different skills and qualities within us, held in a culture of inspiration, support and total safety. For me it has been the richest education system imaginable, and far richer a circumstance than I ever could have reasonably hoped to encounter in my life. I feel so fortunate and full of gratitude!!!

Friday, 28 October 2011

Obedience to the Unenforceable

Be entirely open to the intelligence of everything, by relaxing mind and body for short moments, rather than needing to contrive decisions and actions based on any learned ways of behaving, thinking, and relating. The beneficial intelligence of everything opens up an entirely new world, inseparable from and not limited by the reified labels, definitions, descriptions and assumptions we have been accustomed to. How wonderful that this is our nature, and what a gift to be introduced to and supported in it!

Wednesday, 5 October 2011


"This is the key to outshining-- letting it be as it is."
Candice Odenver

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Magically Present as Everything

When we rely on Open Intelligence, there is the wisdom of uncontrived beneficial conduct – and this is not something that can be pinned down. It is magically present as everything.

Monday, 29 August 2011

The Basis of Wise Action and Speech

Rather than thinking about how we should, should have or will rely on Open Intelligence, it is always best to just rely on Open Intelligence. This is so very kind, and gives us a spontaneous perspective of wisdom.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Spontaneous Responses of Love

"Spontaneous responses of love leap from OI into the heart of the beloved! OI is the uttermost heart essence saturating everyone and everything with love beauty and feasts of kindness"

Candice O'Denver

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Unconditional Love

When changes are requested of us from others, usually what the request actually is is that we rely on Open Intelligence and show them unconditional love.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Open and Supported

Society is composed of individuals, each with sole responsibility for the way they use their minds and bodies. Society is as beneficial and empowered as its individuals are open and supported in their inherently empowered and beneficial nature.

Thursday, 4 August 2011


Instinctively recognise reality as the one true love, exactly as it is, exactly as it has always been.

Monday, 1 August 2011


As the defences are relinquished in relation to our disturbing states, the love which is their true nature becomes what is predominantly obvious to us and we feel so deeply for ourselves and for all beings.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Instinctive Recognition

"The Fact of Love Never Wavers"
Candice O'Denver

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Affliction Equals Intense Beneficence

It is such an all-encompassing relief to leave afflictive states completely unrejected – it is only when we allow this, while not getting lost in descriptions, that we discover our power and stability as being inherent and invulnerable.

As long as we insist that our power and stability are vulnerable in the face of the changing display of thoughts and emotions, then we are busy all the time trying to sort them out.
When we take short moments to rely on Open Intelligence, relaxing all efforts to reject or emphasise, then we find with increasing certainty that we never needed to waste our precious potency in trying to fix the flow of experiential data. When relying on Open Intelligence, we increasingly see through the life we have described to ourselves and to others, and find that what was always pervading everything was the beneficence, luminosity and openness of the intelligence of the universe, rendering its display in unending timeless unity.

Sunday, 12 June 2011


"Rest naturally. Body and mind completely relaxed. Wow! What remains? Alertness. Clarity. Open intelligence. Whether relaxed or upset, open intelligence pervades the entirety of the here and now."

Candice O'Denver

Friday, 3 June 2011

Such Good News!

Your mind is exalted! Every perception is nothing but the dynamic display of the luminous, always present, space of mind.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Empowering Simplicity

"Open Intelligence is the platform of reality"

Candice O'Denver

Saturday, 14 May 2011


Rely on open uncontrived intelligence for short moments, repeated many times, rather than emphasising habitual assumptions and reactions, until it is instinctively obvious that love–intelligence is the all pervading nature of reality, internal and external.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Ungraspable, Exalted and Simple

Foregoing the need to rely on reification, extremes such as 'cause and effect' or 'no cause and effect' are no longer contrived, and the intelligence of everything exactly as it is - ungraspable, exalted and simple - takes care, and loves everything.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Reality As It Is: The Truest Love

"Once you say hello to it, it says "I am your's forever".
Candice O'Denver

Friday, 22 April 2011

Looking at Death with Naturalness and Responsibility

31.01.11 Young Person's Clarity Call
Clarity in Everyday Life, Ch.12 - 'Illeness, Aging and Death' : Commentary by Silfan.

Ultimately, the most fundamental way of being ready for death is in coming to know the inseparability of all appearances; the indivisibility of reality.
This serves us on the deepest level whereby we feel ready for absolutely anything, including death. There is an instinctive knowing that it isn’t that we are separate individuals going through life being assaulted and humiliated by points of view, but that actually the expanse of uncontrollable points of view is us. We are not being assaulted by it- we are it. Knowing that deeply within ourselves is the most fundamental way to be prepared for death, or to be prepared for anything, and this is what we allow ourselves to recognize or gain familiarity with when we take short moments to rely on clarity.

Practically speaking, preparing for death by having all wishes and preferences laid out and documented - like what to do in terms of funeral, possessions, money and decisions of care during and after the dying process - can make the time as easy as possible for the people who are left behind. They can then also feel satisfied within themselves that they are really honoring your wishes, and not just guessing at what you would have wanted to happen.
When somebody dies and these things haven’t been clarified beforehand, in some cases it can be that the people left behind feel in disagreement with each other about what the deceased would have wanted. This can lead to unnecessary fall-outs and difficulties for people in a time that is already intense.

So I just wanted to share my experience with making these preparations, which I began to think about when Candice recommended this in a few of her talks. I decided to start putting pen to paper, writing things down as they became clear- on how I would like the different aspects of my death to be arranged. I found that there are also helpful websites on the Internet that lay out the requirements to make such a document legally valid. Just in the last couple of weeks I’ve more or less come to finish it. Although it did make total sense to do these things, now, having actually done it, I am suprised how profound it feels - it is a deep rest to just be ready, for my sake and for my friends and family's sake, which is why I am moved to share about it.

What wonderful support we have when we allow ourselves to gain confidence in clarity and learn from the people that we can see demonstrate the ultimate well-being of clarity in all aspects of their everyday lives, including the totally natural and beautiful inevitability of death.
It is wonderful to enjoy the repetition of the teaching in the Balanced View texts, audios and videos, where this ultimately relieving clarification of what we are is re-versed in thousands of different ways; ways that click clarity recognition into place in all of its subtle nuances and qualities. We increasingly know our nature exactly as it is - always, already free, inclusive of everything, beyond birth and death.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Ineffable Beauty

By relaxing the emphasis on the limited play of belief systems and assumptions, the ineffable beauty of reality exactly as it is, timeless and spontaneously present, exhaults us and springs forth the open ended passionate orientation towards the benefit of all.

Friday, 8 April 2011

Meeting Candice O'Denver

I was waiting, together with about 80 other people, in an attractive circular hall in Rishikesh, India, where a person called Candice O'Denver was scheduled to give a talk and present a teaching on actualising the vast potential of the human mind. It would be the first time for many of us, and the atmosphere, partly, was tangeable with doubting, questioning, and almost an impatience to debate. I sat fascinated to see what would happen - how could one deal with walking into a room so dynamic with expectation, and not always openness?

After some minutes, Candice entered the room........
She was completely worry free, worry free to an extent that you could actually feel her peace, there was not a trace of concern in her, nothing..... She simply stood smiling at the whole room for a minute, with a potency of freedom and a tangeably deep and spontaneous care for all beings that silenced every single one of us.
In no rush, without saying a word and before even taking her seat, she had answered every question in the room, pre-emptied all debates and soothed all doubts without them even finding their way into vocal communication. I was just astonished.

This was my first direct experience of an order of intelligence housed in a human being, that went far beyond anything I had ever whitnessed before, and yet, it was displayed with an air of total naturalness. It was literally life changing just whitnessing this right in front of my eyes, some part of me always suspected this level of potently beneficial being was possible, and available to all of us - and finally I had met somebody in whom it was instantly obvious, and who was offering every moment of her life to creating the opportunity and necesary support to bring anybody interested to the same discovery of potent benefit within and without themslves.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Companion of Love

A beautiful post among many, from Cheyenne Rivers' blog

"Clarity is the great companion and completely stable so we are able to face everything and avoid nothing no matter how difficult. This seamless soothing energy of total love and well-being has never left you, is always here, and will never leave. By allowing yourself the opportunity to completely take responsibility for all points of view, you are tapping into not only your complete true nature of naturally occurring love, but the connection with everyone and everything that we have always been looking for. One short moment equals all wisdom, all beneficial action, and for the benefit of all."

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Spontaneously Respectful and Beneficial

My first experiences of Great Freedom amounted to the single biggest shift in my life -in terms of my sense of the potential of human society to exist in a spontaniously respectful and beneficial way. The first few Open Meetings and teachings showed me that this was not just possible, but already in reality, as demonstrated by the founder and committed community of this recently-born Great Freedom organisation.
before this, the possibility that I may one day find this kind of culture to actually be in full swing, demonstrated by normal people in an everyday uncontrived way, had never so much has crossed my mind - so to suddenly be confronted with it was like winning the lottery, and yet seemed even less likely, and incomparably larger in its worth. It was the most surreal, fortunate and life changing event of my life!

Since then, my fortune has not wavered, having had all the support I could ever wish for and seeing with great rejoice, in myself and in my wonderful friends in the community, an increasing familiarity with this spontaneous altruism as being the natural state. When one leaves their experience unadorned with beleif systems or assumptions, then its expression is naturally altruistic. What a discovery! On a wide scale, the consequences of this discovery could potentially bring about a quality of society never seen before, and in those who are open and have discovered the Four Mainstays of Balanced View - it already has!
I feel totally blessed in every way, and to share that blessing with so many others is indescribable!
Thank you Candice!

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

We Each Choose What Kind of Society We Have

The foundations of a culture of gratitude and respect for the well-being of all, lives in the core of each person, in the form of their deepest longing.

With just a little open mindedness, such a prospect is irresistible when there is exposure to its possibility through the example and invitation of others who are demonstrating a society of mutual benefit for all, in their everyday actions, words and decisions. It is so important that such exposure is made available to everybody, and the necessary bridges of communication put in place to make the fundamental natural perfection of everything experientially accessible to any person from any background, either via face to face or virtual communication via the internet. This way, by the simple power of each person's commitment to living a life for the benefit of all, an entire world can see that it is possible, and an actual society that is based on gauging everything according to what will be of most benefit to all, can emerge naturally.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

The Source of Light

"Clarity outshines even the sun"
Gary Rainbow

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Universal Intelligence

It is the greatest relief, and the greatest good fortune to be introduced to our being nothing other than a rendering of the universe's intelligence. That our 'faults', gifts, sustinence, circumstances, desires, aversions along with every other concievable and inconcievable nuance of our being, has only the substance of the universe's intelligence. The universe has no other, and therefor rests as its totally undivided nature that cannot be anything other than pure benefit. We see that we do not need to assign any of our power to any project other than the total respect of our indivisibility with everything, the unparalleled honour of being a demonstration of nature itself, and to ongoingly explore the practical capacities to bring about benefit for all, that are empowered by reliance on the clarity of the universe's effortless intelligence.