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Hello!

We thought you would like to know that we just launched a new series that we call "The Power of Attention: Conversations with John Sherman."

The first episode is online. We'll post new episodes every month.

In the first episode, John Sherman answers five common questions about the practice of focused attention.

1. Is the practice of focused attention the same as mindfulness meditation?

2. Is the practice of focused attention a matter of declining to attend to unwanted thoughts and feelings?

3. Is it really possible to decide what you attend to?

4. Does focusing attention bring about altered states and mystical experiences?

5. Is focused attention a form of self-inquiry?

Please share this video with your friends. You may also embed it on your own website.

If you have a question that you would like John to address in this series, please email it to us at youtube@justonelook.org.

We hope you enjoy the new series!

John & Carla Sherman
www.JustOneLook.org
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LOOKING AT YOURSELF IS THE ESSENCE OF SELF-INQUIRY

Much of our life is spent in the practice of trying to change our
thoughts, increase our understanding, decrease our ignorance, get
better emotions, hold onto love and get rid of hate, hold onto peace
and get rid of aggression, always in an effort to change the story so
we can become  something good. We are constantly monitoring the
unfolding story of me to help us decide whether what is coming to us
or through us is good, bad, or indifferent, and whether it should be
killed off or held onto.

But this practice never really works. Actually, nothing really  works.
No education, no understanding, no philosophy, no therapy, exercise,
or  diet really works. The story of me continues to unfold on its own
terms.

Now, it is absolutely understandable and justifiable that I  would
believe myself to be this story, but it's just not true. It is a false
belief about the most fundamental reality of what I am. And  all of my
misery, my hatred, my aggression, my suffering, all that I project
onto you and all that I do to try to make myself be what I am not
flows from this underlying belief that I am this mind and I am in
danger here.

The act of looking at yourself is the essence of the  self-inquiry of
Ramana Maharshi. All that's needed is to get a taste of what it feels
like to be me. That brings an end to all questions as to what I am,
and eliminates the root cause of all our problems, which is the fear
of life.


VIDEO WEBINAR WITH JOHN SHERMAN

Looking at Yourself Is the Essence of Self-Inquiry

John will begin with a brief history of the appearance and development
of the spiritual practice known as self-inquiry. John will then show
how he arrived at the bare essence of this ancient practice, which is
the simple act of turning attention to the feeling of me that he calls
"looking at yourself." And he will show how simple it is to do it and
be free of the nagging sense that life is not what it should be.

Saturday, February 21 from 11:00 to 12:00 pm PT (11:00 to 12:00
UTC/GMT -8).

Tickets: US $10-$20. Sliding scale.

Easy Two-Step Registration

Step 1:  Purchase your ticket at our secure online store:
http://www.justonelook.org/look/videowebinars

Step 2: When your purchase is confirmed, you will receive an email
with a REGISTRATION LINK. Fill out the simple form and submit your
registration.

You will receive an email confirmation with a JOIN WEBINAR LINK. Use
this link to connect to the webinar. This email will also have the
phone numbers to call if you're planning to use a telephone.

Register early. Registration closes two hours before  webinar start
time.

Click here for more information:
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Dear friends, join us for the new Video Webinar with John Sherman on February 21, 2015 from 11 am to 12 pm PT (UTC/GMT -8). See justonelook.org/look/webinar  
LOOKING AT YOURSELF IS THE ESSENCE OF SELF-INQUIRY
"From the very beginning, my work has been to understand the self-inquiry of Ramana Maharshi. I knew all along that the gift of the love of life that I had found was entirely a result of a desperate wrestling match I engaged in with Ramana's simple advice while in solitary confinement in prison. But having won the prize with no real practical understanding of how it had come to pass, I was not willing to inflict on people a half-baked message and offer no practical instruction on what to do. Now, twenty years later, I do have a clear, practical understanding of the essence of self-inquiry, thanks in large part to the patient willingness of many hundreds of people who have endured my failed attempts to say what I really wanted to say." John Sherman
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The September 2014 issue of Just One Look News is available online. You can sign up to receive our monthly newsletter free of charge. Click on the link below to read the newsletter and click on the SUBSCRIBE link ion the right side bar. Thank you!
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The only problem in human life is the sense that there is something wrong, a sense that life is not what it should or could be—a sense that there is something missing, something I must get if I am ever going to be satisfied.

What causes this is the fear of life, which strikes quickly and silently very early on for most of us, most likely at birth. This brief moment of contraction in the mind produces an unconscious environment of fear and distrust upon which our entire psychology is formed.

The fear of life is not a feeling; it is unconscious. It is before consciousness and it cannot be addressed directly. Our minds and our personalities are formed in the context of that fear.

Directing attention to what you refer to when you say "me", trying to get a taste of what it feels like to be you, will disintegrate the context of fear instantly. In time, your entire psychology will be reborn. Old destructive patterns of thought and behavior will disappear as new, healthy ones take their place.
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Join us for a live video broadcast on Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 11 am to 12 pm (11:00 to 12:00 UTC/GMT -8) on YouTube. Click on the link to go to our YouTube channel:  http://riverganga.org/go/broadcast

John will speak of the root cause of all human psychological suffering, and he will explain a simple act of looking at yourself that eliminates that cause and allows you to live a satisfying and fulfilling life.

John will will answer questions after the presentation.
Truth Is All That Matters with John Sherman
Sat, July 26, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT
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Dear friend,

Thank you for subscribing to our channel.

We hope you enjoy this new video.

The complete video of this webinar is available on our website at:
http://www.justonelook.org/look/selfinquiry

All the best,

John & Carla
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LOOKING AT YOURSELF IS THE ESSENCE OF SELF-INQUIRY

Video Webinar with John Sherman

Saturday, February 21 from 11:00 to 12:00 pm PT (11:00 to 12:00 UTC/GMT -8).

Tickets: US $10-$20. Sliding scale.

John will begin with a brief history of the appearance and development of the spiritual practice known as self-inquiry. John will then show how he came to the bare essence of this ancient practice, which is the simple act of turning attention to the feeling of me that he calls "looking at yourself." And he will show how simple it is to do it and be free of the nagging sense that life is not what it should be.

Easy Two-Step Registration

Step 1: Purchase your ticket at our secure online store:
http://www.justonelook.org/look/videowebinars

Step 2: When your purchase is confirmed, you will receive an email with a REGISTRATION LINK. Fill out the simple form and submit your registration.

You will receive an email confirmation with a JOIN WEBINAR LINK. Use this link to connect to the webinar. This email will also have the phone numbers to call if you're planning to use a telephone.

Register early. Registration closes two hours before webinar start time.

Click here for more information:
http://www.justonelook.org/look/webinar
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NEW: Video Webinar with John Sherman:

"Looking at Yourself Is the Essence of Self-Inquiry"

Saturday, February 21 from 11:00 to 12:00 pm PT (11:00 to 12:00 UTC/GMT -8).

Tickets: US $10-$20. Sliding scale.

Easy Two-Step Registration:

Step 1: Purchase your ticket at our secure online store:
http://www.justonelook.org/look/videowebinars

Step 2: When your purchase is confirmed, you will receive an email with a REGISTRATION LINK. Fill out the simple form and submit your registration.

You will receive an email confirmation with a JOIN WEBINAR LINK. Use this link to connect to the webinar. This email will also have the phone numbers to call if you're planning to use a telephone.

Register early. Registration closes two hours before webinar start time. Click here for more information:
http://www.justonelook.org/look/webinar
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Dear friend,

We are sending this message to everyone who is connected to us in any way, and has shown an interest in our work in the last year. If you are registered or subscribed in more than one of those outlets, you will see this message more than once. Please forgive us for the repetition.

We assume that you see some value in our work, and that you might be interested enough in it to donate money to keep it alive.

We charge no money for our work because we really have nothing to sell. The act that we offer is nothing more than a simple movement of attention that one must do for oneself, and all that follows is grounded entirely in the development of intelligent self-reliance. But it certainly does take money to bring it to you and everyone else, and to provide direct assistance to those who need it. And because we charge no money, we must rely on donations to cover those costs.

We invite you to see for yourself the power of this simple act in the lives of people who have done it here: http://youtu.be/Z9rLG5mqYXE

You will also find audio and written reports here: http://www.justonelook.org/look/reports

You have an opportunity now to become an active participant in a decisive effort to bring this amazing discovery to the world, and sanity and self-reliance to humanity as a whole.

Please make a donation in any amount today at http://www.riverganga.org/go/easydonate

We certainly do not want you to do without so you can send us a donation. However, if many contribute, a small donation can go a long way.

Although you may not have money to give at the moment, your natural intelligence, and your life experience can help in working with us to achieve a reliable financial foundation for this work. So please, if you are not already a member of our forums at http://www.truthisallthatmatters.org, consider joining this conversation there. 

Thank you for your time and attention to this critical matter. 

John and Carla Sherman

P.S.  Your donations go to the RiverGanga Foundation, which is the 501(c)3 non-profit foundation we have operated for the last fifteen years to fund our work.
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Join us for a LIVE VIDEO BROADCAST with John Sherman on our YouTube channel.

TRUTH IS ALL THAT MATTERS will be broadcast live from Ojai, California, on Saturday, July 26, from 11:00 and to 12:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time (11:00 - 12:00 UTC/GMT -7).

http://youtu.be/Owocg7wJZEQ

Go to this page to find what time it will be where you are: http://www.justonelook.org/look/youtube*live

John will make a short presentation and then he will answer questions. Please bring your questions and comments. This will be a good opportunity to clarify any doubts you may have about the act of looking at yourself and its results.

If you miss the live broadcast, don't worry. The recording will be here on our channel within a few days.

John & Carla Sherman
http://www.justonelook.org
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We are very sorry we were not able to make it work this time. We are getting ready to do another live video presentation, this time on YouTube. Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel (lookingatyourself) to receive an announcement about the live broadcast. We thank all of you for your interest! 
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Our July newsletter just came out with a new article by John Sherman, a report from a member of our community, news about our work, etc. Check it out!
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Thank you Niklas. Good to receive some feedback. We really want our newsletter to be useful.
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Our work, our purpose, and the goal of all our efforts is to make one simple insight into the root cause of all human misery and one simple act of inward looking universally available and accessible within the entire human community.

Since 1999, John Sherman meets with people from all walks of life to speak about the fear of life, which is what spoils human life, how that comes to pass, what gives rise to it in the first place, how it manifests in the life in general, and what every person can do to be free of it once and for all. In these meetings, John speaks from his experience, listens to reports, and answers questions. Carla Sherman, his wife, organizes the events and is the executive director of the non-profit foundation that provides the financial support for their work.
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