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
I have followed John and Carla's work for more than 15 years. During this time, they have been relentless in offering themselves to announce to all what brings peace and happiness to anyone. Just one look, just turn the attention inwardly, and the result is an almost magical transformation to what sages have taught for millennia. Suffer no more, the kingdom is truly within. All thanks to them for their devotion to what is true.
The simple teaching giving by John Sherman turns a light unto what you really are in a very direct manner . Whether it's an end of something or the beginning of some thing else , this is really worth giving a try , the consequence being far greater from what you could possibly imagine !
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 have selflessly pointed towards the benefits of simply looking within, to observe what it is to Be. To see that this is one thing that is always available, regardless of one's life situation. Simply looking, and finding Peace and tranquillity in this moment. Many thanks!
Life altering. This is a website that transformed my life. The people behind it are the most selfless , genuine and generous people. They have worked so hard to keep this work afloat and freely available to all. They deserve all the help they can get, because 'the looking' could change the world ! As a mental health professional myself, I highly recommend that everyone do the looking.
River Ganga provides a unique service toward helping create a better world. I live in Denmark and follow the River ganga foundation for many years. The advice and guidance one can find here is life saving for anyone who finds themselves at the edge of a cliff with no where to go.
The work of John and Carla should be heard by everyone, as it really is the only solution to the misery of folks worldwide. If it worked for me, it works for everyone!
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.
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.
Carla Sherman 02/02/2017
Thank you for your report, Antony. We are extremely happy to hear your story.
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,