I started doing the Looking about 2 1/2 years ago. I remember a day when I felt something happen to the whole structure upon which my psychological life had been built. It seemed to vanish. I was left just lying on my bed laughing. It was like a burden had been lifted, the whole burden of one’s personal story, though it can only be described looking back as there was no idea that anything had happened at all. I seem to be contradicting myself here but it’s all very difficult to express. Since then I feel my life “rebuilding” itself in some way without the old ground of anxiety which had always been a sort of background noise to life.John describes this recovery best and I can but confirm what he says here. I know that my life is free of the constant vigilance I kept against what might touch me in a deep way. I feel grateful for my life including the past I had which in many ways was very rich though I am free of any nostalgia for the past. I would say that life is richer but then it always has been rich. There was never nor is there now any moment that was not full and satisfying. Once that fear was gone life began to expand and become more inclusive. I was heavily into self-help feeling that I was "wrong" somehow, needing to fix myself. It all became very tiresome and this self-involvement led me down some rather destructive roads. I can safely say the quest for a better me is over. I do not seek to idealize myself or others and this makes it easier to get along with people. And there are the ways life has changed which are really beyond words. I have also left alcohol and sleeping pills behind for good. I remember doctors saying I would never kick the pill habit. All I can say is that the need just fell away. It’s been 2 years since I last had a drink and no desire to start again has returned. I would also wholeheartedly agree with John that life is still to be lived, that it goes on but is now to be lived fully and without the reserve or doubt that plagued me for so long. I look forward to life instead of feeling I had to protect myself from it or avoid it. I still practice the Directed Attention Exercise which I found very helpful in the early stages of this process. I would strongly encourage people to give this very simple act a try. Even if you feel you didn’t or can’t succeed you will see results. I know this from experience.Thank you John and Carla for all you have done to bring this simple act to our attention.
I first heard about Carla and John's simple method "Just One Look" about two years ago, and I am now completely certain that it works. Before "looking" I was always focusing on negative thoughts and how difficult and depressing everything is. Now I more or less automatically focus on what's decent and beautiful in life instead. And it really makes all the difference! Outwards I am more happy and constructive, and inwards there is more meaning and joy to everything - even the bad parts. It's like Carla and John gave me a key to my own life and I am forever grateful for their work. Everything they do is free of charge and anyone can try this for themselves. Truly a wonderful non-profit!
I give this nonprofit five stars because it has exceeded my expectations by miles. After hearing River Ganga's message I have become at home and satisfied with myself and my life in a way I never expected to be possible.
There is no longer an urgent need to fix anything or to get anything different from what I already have - be it material things, relationships or even my own psychology. Life is not a chore anymore! To say that the relief is immense is an understatement.
Before I tried their method called Just One Look I was always searching for a way to make myself feel safe and comfortable. I didn't see it at the time but I thought that if I only got what I wished for everything would be alright and I could live happily ever after. I put great stock in those ideas. But every time I got close to, or even realized those wishes, I was already busy thinking something else would do it, not even capable to fully enjoy my own achievements. It went on and on.
This works like nothing else. And I tell it from my heart that it works for everyone who tries it.
Please support this work with what you can, and don't forget try it and see for yourself if there's anything worthwhile here! It doesn't take long and you will not regret it, I promise.
Just a quick note; I am not a spiritual seeker, per se, but life choices up to now had been less than effective, shall we say. I've had psychotherapy for many years, and in the last six weeks have been seeking a permanent solution through meditation. I couldn't meditate very well due to my heavy thought activity. I chanced on the name John Sherman through a YouTube clip of Eckhart Tolle's, and checked it out. His Just One Look video changed my life. In a matter of minutes, the power of negative thoughts was diminished to the point that I don't get that racing pulse, that churning stomach, that sense of rage in reaction to events big and small that I always had experienced as threatening. Jealousy is reduced to a passing thought. It's a permanent change. My life is different, and much better for me. We need give this experience to as many people as possible. Human angst would be greatly reduced. What's to lose? There's a reason why all the reviews are five stars - it works. Let's get the word out.
After decades of searching the meaning of life, my life and reading dozens of books if not hundreds, attending seminars, watching videos, going for psychotherapy etc. to get some satisfactory kind of answer, stop mental anguish and enjoy the ride, I finally found John and Carla Sherman who are devoting their lives through the River Ganga Foundation to help us all in getting rid of the fear of life by this very simple act of looking. I am now enjoying my life more and more in spite of difficulties that keep arising as before but they certainly don't have the same impact True peace is at hand and I will always be thankful to John and Carla who are truly supportive in our endeavour. Theymore than certainly deserve your support.Sincerely,
John's realization has taken a highly important and ancient life transforming practice and seen a way to deliver this to humanity in a simple and easy to understand way. The non profit making ethics that John and Carla employ further enhance the veracity and sincerity of this teaching. I fully support and endorse their status and hope that as many others as possible get to hear his message and experience the huge life enhancing benefits it can bring.
A wonderful work this organization is doing ... John and Carla took me out of a very difficult situation . Still haven't gone all the way but life is a bit easier .
John, and Carla, are tireless in their capacity to serve and assist those who take on the simple message they share. I have never been anything less than extremely satisfied with my interactions with them. John got me back on track with why a 5 year old kid would become a seeker. I just wish I had met them when I was 10 instead of when I was 36.
When I found River Ganga foundation I was lost, scared and feeling suicidal. I had tried for 25+ years to fix myself through religion. spirituality, psychology, philosophy, and good health habits. Though these practices did help to deal with symptoms, none could affect a cure. I was ready to give up and check out when I stumbled onto River Ganda Foundation's website. I was elated to find that there was no charge for services, and that there were no requirements. How ironic that after spending decades and all of the money I had, that I would come across a cure for what ailed me that was free and effective. After trying to do what John and Carla (the founders of River Ganga Foundation) suggested, I found deep and lasting contentment and a genuine love for my life as a human being. Many of my neurotic habits have left me or are on the way out, and I can't even imagine not wanting to be alive. River Ganga Foundation saved my life! I highly recommend the simple services that they provide.
this is such a simple approach that has such deep results, ongoing. it takes nothing to try it, and then see where it takes you.
For as long as I can remember, I have been grappling with trauma that occurred in early infancy. As a result, my life has been full of struggle and despair. Nonetheless, I searched high and low for a way out. I was blessed with having found many powerful sources of help along the way. Yet not one had a lasting effect. Until I found the offering of John and Carla Sherman. This discovery is the most significant thing that has ever happened to me, and I am convinced that it is the key to solving the world’s most intractable problems. John and Carla offer their services selflessly and wisely, sharing their resources, knowledge, and time to all who request it, asking for nothing in return. I can think of no one more worthy nor of a more valuable endeavor.
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