Author Archives: James Browning

About James Browning

A seeker working to grow each day and be a better version of my self. Through sharing I commit myself deeper to my ideals and beliefs.

The Hardest Lessons

Things will change: you won’t feel this way forever. And anyway, sometimes the hardest lessons to learn are the ones your soul needs most. I believe you can’t feel real joy unless you’ve felt heartache. You can’t have a sense … Continue reading

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I’m Stepping Through the Door…

We passed upon the stair, we spoke of was and when Although I wasn’t there, he said I was his friend, which came as some surprise I spoke into his eyes I thought you died alone a long long time … Continue reading

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The Greatest Blessings of Mankind are Within

True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. … Continue reading

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Today

I have learned over a period of time to be almost unconsciously grateful–as a child is–for a sunny day, blue water, flowers in a vase, a tree turning red. I have learned to be glad at dawn and when the … Continue reading

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25 Pieces Of Spot-On Marriage Advice From People Who’ve Been There

1. Choose to love each other, even in those moments when you struggle to like each other. Love is a commitment, not a feeling. 2. Always answer the phone when your husband/wife is calling. When possible, try to keep your … Continue reading

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Right In Front of My Nose

My wishes for us all in this New Year were found right in front of my nose  on my fireplace hearth: “Peace Stone” – A gift from a friend who had many times heard my answer to the question, “What … Continue reading

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What’s In You

  From a blog by Mark Mason http://markmanson.net/stop-trying-to-be-happy

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Few Minds More Brilliant

In history, there have been few minds more brilliant than that of the Greek philosopher, Plato. I mean, consider a man who was the student of Socrates and the teacher to Aristotle. Plato is one of the founding fathers of … Continue reading

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Love Is The Only Thing

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Channels for Sharing

  To those who love me: Had I been told as a teenager my life would turn out this well, I wouldn’t have believed it. While no stranger to pain and heartache, so much good has come to me through … Continue reading

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