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 Longer I Hold It

This story has made the rounds on the internet for a while now, but it’s meaningful enough to pass along again. A speaker walked around a room full of people while teaching about stress management. To begin he grabbed a … Continue reading

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Desire Demands Its Own Attainment

Our desires and aversions are mercurial rulers. They demand to be pleased. Desire commands us to run off and get what we want. Aversion insists that we must avoid the things that repel us. Typically, when we don’t get what … Continue reading

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Know What You Can Control and What you Can’t

Many believe the “Serenity Prayer”, of which a portion is used in 12 step meetings, was generally based on the writings of Roman stoic philosopher Epictetus. Here’s a translated section of one of his dialogues that shows that Epictetus’s thoughts … Continue reading

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My Sweet Wild Woman: The Reason you Haven’t yet found Love.

Change her to him and this could be about a woman or a man. Wild Woman then becomes Wild Man and within that I find a good bit of myself in this article from elephantjournal.com. http://www.elephantjournal.com/2016/06/my-sweet-wild-woman-the-reason-you-havent-yet-found-love/ Dear sweet wild woman, … Continue reading

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Rules for Love

http://www.elephantjournal.com/2014/11/55-rules-for-love/ 1. When it arrives, cherish it. 2. Whatever you accept, you will get. 3. Understand that love is a mirror—it will show us who we are if we allow it to. 4. Only we can make ourselves happy, it … Continue reading

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The Only Safety

“Allow” By Danna Faulds There is no controlling life. Try corralling a lightning bolt, containing a tornado.  Dam a stream and it will create a new channel.  Resist, and the tide will sweep you off your feet. Allow, and grace … Continue reading

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Romance is Empty. I Want to Taste Real Love.

I love romance. I will always love romance. A cheek to cheek tango wearing nothing but moonlight while stepping on a soft mountain of rose petals is pretty much what I’d rather be doing at all times. The sweeping breathlessness, the fluttering hearts, … Continue reading

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Make the Darkness Part

If you had a person in your life treating you the way you treat yourself, you would have gotten rid of them a long time ago… Cheri Huber

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Look Closer

I came across this on-line and knew nothing of its authenticity. So I did a little research and found generally the free form poem is considered a “hoax” and not necessarily written by a “cranky old man”. Regardless of who … Continue reading

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Love Set On Fire

How deliciously torturous it is to burn brightly with romantic love for another human being. How humbly satisfying it is when that person is on fire for you at the same time in the same way. Far beyond companionship, physical … Continue reading

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