About the Author
Hi, I’m Braden Town. (Just call me Braden)
I’ve been involved in Personal Development – Self-Growth – for over 50 years.
I’ve delved into everything from Astrology to Zoroastrianism. I won’t give you a tedious list – a couple of highlights: I’ve known and followed Tony Robbins since back when he was doing firewalks…I’ve known and followed Ram Dass since he was Richard Alpert…for many years I was a prominent voice in the conversation around A Course In Miracles…I am a monk and an ordained priest (in Apostolic Succession) since 1991.
I even ran a “Success” retail business in the 1980s. 50 years is a long time to explore.
It all started for me with a lecture from the late Alan Watts while I was in University in Virginia. In an hour my perspective in life changed for the better, and I’ve been on that Adventure ever since.
I was majoring in Psychology and Philosophy, the practical to the ephemeral. I studied a wide range of Philosophers, each with a different “Answer”. Interesting, all, but which one was Right?
Watts said there are two major lines of thinking about the world. One says Reality is made up of a collection of Monads, or particles. He called this theory “Prickles”. The other concept is that everything is one substance articulating itself in many expressions. That he called “Goo”. When in fact, he noted, Life is Gooey Prickles and Prickly Goo.
All these years later, Quantum Physics is dealing with Waves and Particles. In their exploration, they point out that in tests Particles may perform as Waves and vice versa. (They also note that, interestingly, our Observation of Process actually changes the results!)
In my career overall, I have been mostly a writer and broadcaster.
Now I’m stepping from that focus to communicate what I’ve found along my journey. One of those steps is to make my 2015 Best Selling Cornerstone Book FREE to you, the 5 Page Book. It’s designed to be read a page a day. It’s the result of 6 months of writing and editing to make it a plain-talk guide to Essential Qualities to a Richer Fuller Life. Can you devote 5 minutes a day for 5 days to Get Moving On Improving your Life? It’s about reaffirming the Big Values that underpin our lives, compass points leading to: Fulfillment.
You can Download the PDF: Just Click Here.
Many years (back in the day) I participated in a Personal Development program over a 5-year period. Their goal for us was to find a statement for our “Definition of Success”. I want to share mine – it has been unchanged for over 30 years:
Success to me is contributing to others in a way that encourages them to help each other and themselves; at the same time I challenge myself to continuing spiritual growth and to participate fully in life’s variety always with humour and love.”
The Mission Statement for Your Better You is:
To share empowering wisdom through the written word.
Thanks for taking a couple of minutes with me. I’m living proof you can improve your life. I used to be Arrogant and Angry. Now the only thing I’m proud of is my humility. (Yes, that’s a joke)
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I’ve found responses from online games that I’ve saved because I thought they said something true about me. I recognize the limitations of these games – I think these were all stimulated by my FB Page – but why I’m adding them is because you may get to know me better through them…There are three:
These have just showed up in my life in one of my FB Groups in the past couple of years (these come from anywhere after), I haven’t sought them out. You can find some, anyway, on this site 23 million strong…Enjoy!