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.
The River Ganga Foundation is making John Shermans work for humanity possible. John has developed a deeply unique and profound understanding of why we humans end up creating such a heavy mess out of this wonderfull world that we live on. The understanding he is working to convey to us all, is ahead of the paradigms that underlies all the misery that we have been creating up to this day. Based on this understanding he has introduced a simple medicine that will change the foundation for our selfdestructive behavior. This medicine, whic is a specific and concrete act, is simple, free and available right where you are. And in my own experience, it works. It is of the greatest importance to all of humanity that John Shermans message is brought out for everyone to hear.
Why should you not support John & Carla Shermans work when they are amongst the very few who have understood the root cause and underlying mechanics of our human suffering and self destructive behavior, and they even have developed a medicine, a simple act, called "the inward looking", that will wash our human mind clean from it´s deadly malfunction, so that we humans can take part in life with all our resources and and be constructive.
We can't go wrong with charities like the RiverGanga Foundation. Thanks for your wide reach into diverse populations over the years.
The River Ganga Foundation is the non profit that provides the basis for the communication of what I consider to be of great importance to all human beings. John and Carla Sherman dedicate their life to communicating a revolutionary breakthrough in bringing an end to the fear based experience of life that has blocked our natural connection to our world and each other. As a psychologist with over 40 yrs. practice, who has engaged with the spectrum of teachings, belief systems, practices, philosophies, not to mention sex, drugs, and rock and roll, I have finally came upon a man who discovered the simple act that turns all that came before it on its ear. After taking his suggestion to try the act and pay attention to the shift in my experience of life, I cannot express my surprise at how it worked exactly as he predicted and opened up a totally new realm of clarity and effectiveness in my life. I now work to help bring more exposure to this foundation and it potential to bring sanity to humanity.
After forty years practicing as a psychologist and in my personal life studying everything I could find in the area of self realization, awakening, enlightenment etc., I came upon this website. Since then I have taken on the simple suggestion to look at myself and followed the guidance of John Sherman. I have had a breakthrough in consciousness that has totally recontextualized my life. I suggest that anyone who suffers anxiety, depression, or fears of any sort listen to what John Sherman has to say.
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