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.

Continue Striving

  There is no knowledge so hard to acquire as the knowledge of how to live this life well and naturally. Michel de Montaigne

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Only Law of Life

True love doesn’t exist, for, love is always true. If it is not true, then it is not love at all.” Ashmita Acharya,

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What We Believe

Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it. L.M. Montgomery

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As You Imagine

Your eyes are like a mirror… and what you see in me is a reflection of you. CV Pillay

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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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