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 Way You Think About Yourself

“You can’t hate your way into loving yourself” is a line I came across recently. It stopped me in my tracks because I tried that.. a lot. Boy, did I! My self-loathing was long, pervasive and strong. Too much about … Continue reading

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You Have to….

Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on … Continue reading

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Principles

Obey the principles without being bound by them. Bruce Lee

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The Fault Lies Within Yourself

If you look at your life and compare it to most others, you would find it hard to even begin to complain. I live by the will-it-matter-in-five-years rule. When something happens that makes you upset, ask yourself that question, and … Continue reading

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Over and Over

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Truer than True

I’m just ME! I’m not perfect, I’m me. I’ve made bad decisions and wrong choices, but I’m me. I’ve said the wrong things; I’ve said the right things, because I’m me. I don’t like everything I’ve done, but I did … Continue reading

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In Harmony

Love can’t be seen, only felt. Trust can’t be proven, only shown. Hope can’t be located, only permitted. Happiness can’t be found, only consented to. Joy can’t be owned, only allowed. Contentment can’t be captured, only grown. Gladness, gratitude, cheerfulness, … Continue reading

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A Letter To My Son on Father’s Day

ORIGINALLY Posted on June 19, 2011 Dear Nick, Vivid in memory are the emotions I experienced just after you were born. The day after you arrived I wrote in a journal about the joy I felt, the gratefulness within for … Continue reading

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Forward…

Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you. Jim Rohn

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Simple Wisdom

Sometimes the easiest to understand grains of wisdom are the best. I am glad and grateful to read this as I start my new week! May you live every day of your life. Jonathan Swift

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