The baby, too, just like a sailor tossed
By cruel waves, lies naked on the ground,
Poor child, bereft of every means of life,
As soon as it has left its mother’s womb
In throes of birth, and fills the room with squalls,
As is but meet for one who has to pass
Such ills in life. Lucretius, De Rerum Natura (54 B.C.)
If you have followed our work for even a short time, you must know by now that, in our view, it is the fear of life itself that ruins life for almost all of us human beings.
And if you have tried to understand our reasons for believing that, you must also have come across our certainty that it is the misery of human birth that causes the fear of life to appear in the first place.
And, if you have looked even deeper into this matter, you might also have seen that this insight has been around for more than 2,000 years, as expressed by this quote from Lucretius’s De Rerum Natura.
We believe that the root cause of all purely psychological misery is the horribly traumatic conditions in which almost all human beings are born, which cause the psychological mechanisms that constitute our mind to develop in an unconscious mental environment that is based on fear—the fear of life itself. This fear of life is a psychological autoimmune disease.
Until recently, the only methods known to us to help mitigate the damage caused by the birth trauma have been psychotherapy, psychoactive drugs, religious teachings, spiritual practices, philosophical ideas, etc. But these approaches serve only as palliatives and never effect a real cure.
Now, based on the understandings we developed in almost 20 years of working directly with people who suffer from the fear of life itself, we offer you the Just One Look Method, which works to return your mind to its natural, fearless state and gives you steady control over what you pay attention to. This is a two-part method that you can use to heal the fear-based psychology and return your mind to its natural role which is to be your servant, not your enemy.
The process is not easy, and it is not magic. It will take you considerable time and it will require courage and determination to see the process through to the end. But if you stay the course, you will never regret it.
There are many people in our forum now who are themselves free of the yolk of fear and are able and willing to help, as are we, John and Carla, who have gone through the entire process ourselves.