I re-visited YBOP today after a long leave and was shocked to find that Gary has passed away. I am so sad, a great leader of a great community has left us forever. Thank you so much for revealing to me the negative effects of porn from a scientific point of view. Your work is fantastic and it really helped me. May you rest in peace.
-- From a Chinese guy.
Mr. Wilson touched the lives of countless people around the world. He dedicated himself to a cause, which is more than most of us can say. His legacy will remain for a long time, if not forever.
Gary's inspiring work improved my life and the lives of many is only topped by the time and dedication he spent defending it, and the people who he was helping. Though I never met him in person he was one of the blessings of my life.
For the first time after reading the book i have realized how porn hijacks the mind.
Rest in peace
Gary Wilsons TED-Talk saved my life. It's the most important video I have ever watched in my life.
6 Years ago I was addicted to porn. Today I am six years porn and masturbation free and I love my new self!
I am 41 years old, married and have three children. I am 100% commited to my life as a father and husband again and this new life is a source of constant joy for me. My dopamine system has been rebooted.
Thank you Gary and Marnia for your incredible work and insights around the extremely important topic of porn addiction.
I love you both for the work you have done!
He was a real good man. He helped me to know the truth about pornography, and it changed my life. Rest in peace, Gary!
Obrigado Gary, por mudar minha vida!
My deepest condolences to you, Arion and Marnia.
I knew Gary before his internet porn addiction work. We were close friends since meeting in 1993 and although we were not in great contact these past years, I considered him a dear and personal friend. He always remained close in my heart.
Although I vaguely knew of the recent work he was doing, I had no idea of the global awareness he was pioneering. Since his passing I have watched and listened to his many interviews and podcasts. I have read countless comments from the men whose lives were impacted by Gary's endless work. Still, four weeks later, I continue to be blown away...but not surprised. The Gary I knew was an innate teacher. He was witty yet deeply compassionate. He knew how to be present. He understood suffering and consciousness. He contributed profound healing at a crucial time to a crisis affecting millions of people. It may not have been the life he intended to live, but it was the life he passionately fulfilled.
The loss is immeasurable. But his legacy will outlive all of us and continue to benefit humanity. Rest In Peace, Dear Gary! You rest forever in our hearts.
l start reading (brain on porn) on 17 may 2021 and after 3 days Gary died. I am very sad but very grateful for his works . It's the second sad news of my life
I watched a Tedx done by Mr. Wilson. Prior to that I had little to no motivation to meet new people and my focus was all over the place. I attributed all of that to something above my control. When I learned meditation to fix my anxiety, I was left feeling numb. Mr. Wilson gave me a rudder with which I can steer my life back on the right track. To his friends and family, thank you for supporting him and to Mr. Wilson wherever he may be, that is on thousands of computer screens or wherever else one might expect to find him, keep up the great work.
Thank you for everything. <3
Without Gary's work I'd never have got on this path to recovery and whilst it's an ongoing recovery and a bumpy path, Gary put me on it. Without his work I'd never have realised that so many other males/females are going through a similar struggle. It made me feel less alone and his words I always return too to see how far I have come.
A great man, you have done so much for so many of us.
Thank you Gary. You saved my life.
I am deeply saddened to hear Gary has passed away. He was my Anatomy teacher at Heartwood Institute, a residential massage school. He was loved by All! He had the best humor and used it regularly while teaching anatomy. He made learning fun!
I returned back to Heartwood after I graduated and became a teachers assistant for 9 months. It was a privilege to TA in one of Gary’s Anatomy classes. He was the Best, top notch teacher ever....hands down!
Gary and I became friends over time. He was just as funny as a friend as he was a teacher. Gary always was available to shoot the breeze or teach me new techniques in massage therapy, which I still use in my practice today. I have a big smile on my face when I think about him! What an incredible human being/spirit! He will always be loved and missed! I still can not believe he is no longer on the planet. My regret is not staying in touch with him over the years.
My heartfelt Love to Gary’s family.
Thank You for your work. You changed for the better millions of lives.
My heart has been heavy today. I just found out about your passing, Gary. I just wanna say thank you for impacting so many lives. So many people are in a better place mentally, emotionally, and spiritually because of you. You helped save relationships. You helped save people who contemplated taking their own life. I could go on and on about the impact you have made in my life, but overall, I am here to say thank you from the bottom of my heart, Gary. It is because of you that many people found freedom. Thank you and we all love you. You will be remembered in the hearts of many. Therefore, you have physically departed from us, but your kind spirit will always remain with us. Peace and Love.
Gary changed my life. I was addicted to pornography, his work changed my perspective on pornography. It made me a better man, I'll always be grateful for Gary's dedication to wanting men to better themselves. May God have mercy on Gary's soul. Ameen
My deepest condolences, Marnia. I got so much out of your work. I still get so much out of your work. You guys changed the world with your research and experiential data. I hope that you come back to reuniting.info. Whether you do or not, Thank You. You made a major impact on my life and I am forever grateful.
A few years ago I was contacted to take a headshot of Gary for one of his books to be published in German. I spent several hours at Gary and Marnia's house taking various headshots and was so impressed by their kindness and generosity. They gifted me with several of their books, which I read and learned so much from. One of the great gifts and conversely, curses, of being a photographer is that you never know if your photograph will be one of the last ones taken of a person. And so I always go into a new photography session with that thought in mind. I pray that my photo of Gary reveals even a small inkling of his brave heart, fierce intelligence and caring humanity - so that others who did not know Gary will be touched by him.