John Sherman has really boiled down his message over the years to something simple and essential that is practical and reasonable. He has reflected thoughtfully on what he what trying to communicate and has seemed to come to something that is at the core of the missing link between myself and life - and it is us.Carla Sherman has worked tirelessly non stop over the years to bring this articulate and circulate their message, helping to release it on various platforms through her computer experience and great sense of openness.For them, being non-profit is important because as they say 'this message is for everyone.' They have had their struggles financially to back this up, and have been experimenting to find a balance, in the sometimes confusing give-receive actions of humanity.Hearing and getting their message, then doing the act of inward turning to myself, and then hearing the emphasis on focused attention, has impacted my life on a deep level that is felt subtly through all of my living. The best way i can articulate this is that the gap between me and my life disappeared. it's that simple.*Photo is at time of writing, whilst making soup and garlic bread for my partner and son.
The beauty of this technique is that it's simple and anyone can do it. With patience, commitment and a willingness to follow through on the simple technique, the payoff works. My anxiety levels have moved to the background and often are completely gone. Due to this I can often bring my attention to the spaciousness of peace and joy. The everyday emotions of life pass through like a spring shower instead of gripping my innards without seeming to let go.
I gave up on my fruitless spiritual teacher search because this technique gives me much of what I was searching for. I still do my yoga, meditation, and prayer practices, but as a way to enhance the joy and peace in my life instead of a desperate bid to create those things.
I strongly recommend this technique for anyone who is struggling with their emotions or their life... or anyone who has been searching for that elusive spiritual high which always seems to fade away.
I support a number of nonprofits but this one is my favorite. It is very obvious John and Carla are not in this to line their own pockets- just the opposite. They live on a shoestring in order to bring us all a simple technique to improve our lives and end much of the suffering and fear that deeply underlies the human condition. They tirelessly work to repeatedly and patiently teach their powerful but very simple, focused practice. Thank you John and Carla!
The looking at oneself that John and Carla Sherman are offering seems simple yet has the potential to bring about a new world, sane and free from the fear of life. It has personally helped me enormously.
I stumbled upon John's work while looking for a way to rid myself of an undercurrent of anxiety that seemed to have been with me all my life. John's simple instruction directed my attention to me. Now I'm me (that experiences anxiety from time to time) rather than an anxious person. This was the only change I needed to make.
John & Carla have one of the clearest methods for "looking in" at your own self, and showing how all the other stuff/neurosis eventually falls away from the lack of attention (where attention is the food of all the other stuff/neurosis). They run their foundation with integrity, and are bringing an incredible service to humanity.
I was "bitten" by the spiritual quest bug during my sophomore year of high school (about 1965). After chasing all sorts of stories and intensively investigating/experimenting with a number of meditation techniques I was pretty clear about what doesn't work! I also did feel that I had made quite a bit of progress but was still unfulfilled and seeking. John and Carla Sherman have distilled the essence of what is needed. Their approach is the clearest, most user friendly set of instructions I have ever heard. Their actual "technique" works like magic to clarify life and eliminate suffering. And THEY GIVE IT ALL AWAY FOR FREE! That is one of the most deeply compassionate, ongoing acts I have ever seen. I would urge any person to give it a try. It is self-validating. Within a few minutes you will know that this is the real deal and will transform every aspect of your life.
After 25 years of living with the sense of being trapped in this life and not being able to get away from it, in 2011 I happened upon this work, and it seems like it is the only one producing any lasting change in my case. My negative thoughts are losing air time, as they are getting more and more counter-balanced by an undeniable sense of accomplishment. Due to the lightness I now feel I have not put much effort into learning the new follow-up approach called Self-Directed Attention yet, but even so, the progress I made is staggering.
I have been suffering from a chronic illness that greatly impairs my ability to do many things... including meditate. John Sherman gave me some quick "easy" pointers that are within my capacities and have served me immeasurably and helped me keep my heart and spirit open and thriving during some years of painful experiences. These teachings have so much to offer humanity at a troubling time.
The dedication of this couple, John and Carla is astounding! Having been a seeker for years, I am so happy to have found them. They seem to have the simplest but most profound teaching. I truly recommend putting aside everything you've read and heard and instead follow this teaching to look at yourself.
John and Carla are the most dedicated, sincere, generous, kind people I've ever met. The work they offer is simple yet profound. It can bring about a peace of mind that most people long for.
I have been involved in seeking/healing endeavors for a number of years. Out of everything I studied, very, very few things gave any practical benefit in daily life. Out of all of them, JOL has been making the most difference in my life. It has all the elements combined that I always looked for that would make a success teaching. After all my experiences, I feel JOL could be revolutionary in creating much less suffering in peoples' live. I recommend it highly!
John and Carla are totally devoted to helping others find unshakable peace of mind .
To those who have lost faith in politics & relegion ,John offers a direct experience into the true nature of suffering, and offers us all a important key that unlocks the deep mystery,of how to once and for all to'' free oneself'' from the eternal fear & fustratation of human exsistance. In my own case ..this sharing has helped me become more self reliant in discovering the true nature behind many of my personal' problems. I recommend that anyone who wants to be on the cutting edge of life ..take a 'look' at whats going on here and join in Johns weekly conversatations !
John and Carla offer a simple solution to the fears existing in every human, especially with the state of our planet today.. Their genuine passion and hard work make this approach a remarkable gift to those who happen upon their wise teachings! Thanks John and Carla!
John and Carla operate from the heart with a genuine goal to help mankind. The simple act of looking helps people to decide where to focus their attention; thus clearing their mind from the usual clutter of modern times. Thanks for your hard work and caring. xo Love you, Nancy
If you ever had problems with anxiety and/or depression, or if thoughts and feelings dominates your life in a negative way, don’t hesitate to try the Just One Look Method.
In these times it is not easy to decide where your donation should go. The needs in the world is massive and so is the requests for donation's from great work being done in different areas around the world. I wish I had the financial possibility to say yes to every request for donation and support many of the great initiativs out there.
But I dont have that financial possibility. And I have had to decide for my self where my money is best spent and where they, in the long run, makes the biggest impact for as many as possible. And there is a couple of central reasons to why The River Ganga Foundation did become that place for me to donate too. Reasons that are very much linked to me personally.
The River Ganga Foundations main work is to spread a method related to mental health called The Just One Look Method. That method destroyed for me a kind of general mental misery that I wasn't aware of that I had until it was gone. And I saw that that mental misery had been the cause for much of my life´s suffering. A suffering that I presumed was a natural part of being alive as a human being. I eventually also come to see that this general mental misery was the main cause for much of other peoples suffering and craziness too. The process of "mental recovery" finally resulted in the insight that the suffering in the world is actually nothing but the suffering in the minds of many.
My conclusion is therefore that The Just One Look Method supported by The River Ganga Foundation goes to the root of the human problem and heals it for good. My donation therefore goes to support that no new suffering is created, rather than trying to fix everything that our collective craziness has created. And I see it as a privilege to be able to be helpful in this way. To see the true nature of human suffering and also get the chance to do something about it that actually works.
Niklas L. Hanson
If you do not already know of the method that is found here, don't wait any longer. Look at yourself, and discover for yourself the true and honest beauty with being a human being. This is for everybody. If you are planning to give money you couldn't find a better recipient than John and Carla Sherman! I recommend it because I know myself how grand their project is, in every possible way, and the money they raise, I know for a fact is helping people everywhere.
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!
John and Carla Sherman have discovered a solution to humanity's misery and fear that's so simple it's hard to believe...hard to believe until you try it, that is. After nearly 5 decades of searching for a solution to my many problems and finding very little real help, a friend introduced me to the Sherman's Just One Look, a two-part method that anyone can do, regardless of your personal beliefs. I've only been involved in JOL for around 10 months, but already there have been profound changes in me--the way I view life, how I deal with things, and so on. Although I'm 76 years old, I've gained greater maturity, and no longer react to situations in the neurotic, fearful way I used to. In fact, the underlying sense of fear and uneasiness that has accompanied me for as long as I can remember, is completely gone.
We have known John & Carla for a few years now. John has always brought forward a peaceful aura. Which makes you feel and think about the things we all hold in. To give us the incite to move forward to over come the things holding us back. We wish them nothing but the best in there journey to help all of us.
Thx Bruce & Debbie
John and Carla Sherman and the River Ganga Foundation provide an important public service by aiding the development of peace in each individual soul and thereby increasing peace in the world at large. On the Just One Look website they offer teachings through online events, essays, videos, audios, and books. Much of the work is free of charge. John also teaches at live events and his talks can be found on You Tube. I have found his teachings unique and very helpful, as have so many others. This organization truly merits support.
River Ganga with John and Carla made me realize that my efforts to become what I thought I should be, is a lousy strategy that will never really pay off. Their suggestion for a strategy to become satisfied with life as it is, is simple and possible to perform. And it works, don't worry about that. Just try.
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.
It was through John and Carla's work that I was able, finally, to find the key to a door I'd been banging on for a lifetime. Their clear and direct proposition is easy to digest, and makes all the difference.
I will always be grateful for what John and Carla offer, and for their tireless striving to bring this simple and powerful message to the world. so that as many people as possible may watch fear and suffering drop away from their lives.