- Trade Paperback, 5 x 7, 200 pages
- Also available as an eBook.
“So called ‘late-bloomers’ get a bad rap. Sometimes the people with the greatest potential often take the longest to find their path because their sensitivity is a double edged sword- it lives at the heart of their brilliance, but it also makes them more susceptible to life’s pains. Good thing we aren’t being penalized for handing in our purpose late. The soul doesn’t know a thing about deadlines.”
“So many live their lives feeling unloved, unseen, unrecognized, unappreciated. So very many. You may not know who they are because we are all conditioned to hide our truth below a bushel of shame. But they are everywhere. When you make an effort to share your love, you don’t always know where it will land. But be sure that it does. Sometimes it lights a torch for others to follow. Sometimes it gives them reason to believe that there is a better life waiting for them after a lifetime of disappointment. Sometimes it builds spirits and sometimes it actually saves lives. We just have to keep giving the love wherever and whenever we can. You never know how far it will travel.”
“When we are young, it’s the illusion of perfection that we fall in love with. As we age, it’s the humanness that we fall in love with- the poignant stories of overcoming, the depthful vulnerability of aging, the struggles that grew us in karmic stature, the way a soul shaped itself to accommodate its circumstances. With less energy to hold up our armor, we are revealed and, in the revealing, we call out to each other’s hearts. Where before wounds turned us off, they are now revealed as proof that God exists. Where we once saw imperfect scars, we now see evidence of a life fully lived.”
“We can’t find our path without getting messy. Messy comes with the territory. We came in messy. We learn messy. We love messy. We leave messy. I never found my way to clarity without first befriending confusion, in all its chaotic forms. I never found a path that felt like home before falling into quicksand. I never established a new way of being without trying the wrong way of being on for size. I never found the light without stumbling around in the dark. I never tasted God before getting a little dirt in my mouth. In the heart of the chaos is the clay that shapes us home. Chaotic Magnificence!”
“Sometimes we forget how far we have traveled while we are looking ahead to the next steps. Good to lie down and remember what it took to get this far, all those karmic hoops we had to jump through, all those overcomings. Good to stroke our face with love and to remind ourselves how much courage it took and who we would have become if we hadn’t braved the journey. Good to say ‘thank you’ to the inner spirit that walks within and beside us, whispering sweet somethings in our inner ear, reminding us that we are simply and utterly worth fighting for. We ARE simply and utterly worth fighting for.”
Jeff Brown is a lot of things: pithy wordsmith, insightful fellow traveler, and a spirit-brother who often makes me laugh. But what he is mostly about is heart. In this little book, he shares dozens of pieces that come from his heart and speak to ours as they uplift and guide and inspire us to ponder our lives, even as they make us smile.
–ORIAH MOUNTAIN DREAMER, Author of The Invitation, The Dance, The Call
Love It Forward offers readers delicious wisdom and uplifting insights about everyday life and what really matters, like love, for instance. This book is delightful.
–CAROLINE MYSS, Author of Anatomy of the Spirit and Sacred Contracts
An exciting, vibrant, juicy, challenging book by one of our bravest and most illumined writers, a Lion in the making.
–ANDREW HARVEY, author of The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism
Jeff Brown loves it forward simply by sharing these poignant reflections about the ways in which we stay true to our human destinies. His novel use of language invites us to reconsider suppositions we have long ago put to bed. Time to awaken them again and view them with the transforming eyes of love. Jeff helps me believe in-deed that love is all you need.
–FATHER EDWARD L. BECK, CNN Faith and Religion Contributor and author of God Underneath
I am in love with this book and profoundly inspired to hug every person I see on my path. Humanity has come so far in so many ways, but it s time to remember the most important piece of our puzzle – Love. Love it Forward is a beautiful, inspiring, and insightful gift to lead us back to the place we belong. In love with ourselves, with each other and with our planet.
–BETSY CHASSE, co-creator What the bleep do we know?! and author of Tipping Sacred Cows
Love it Forward is a wise and playful book that illuminates the bewildering corners of spiritual growth with a bright and joyful light. –BARNET BAIN, producer What Dreams May Come, The Celestine Prophecy
A former criminal lawyer and psychotherapist, Jeff Brown is the author of Soulshaping: A Journey of Self-Creation and Ascending with Both Feet on the Ground. Endorsed by authors Elizabeth Lesser, Oriah Mountain Dreamer and Katherine Woodward Thomas, Ascending is a collection of Jeff’s most popular spiritual graffiti—quotes, soul-bytes and aphorisms frequently shared in social media. He is also the author of the viral blog Apologies to the Divine Feminine (from a warrior in transition) and the producer and key journeyer in the award winning spiritual documentary–Karmageddon–which also stars Ram Dass, Seane Corn, David Life, Deva Premal and Miten. A regular contributor to Elephant Journal and Vivid Life, he has also written a series of inspirations for ABC’s Good Morning America and appeared on over 200 radio shows. He is the owner of Enrealment Press and the creator of a new online school–Soulshaping Institute–which launched in September, 2014. The second in his series of quotes books–Love it Forward–came out on Valentine’s Day 2014. Spiritual Graffiti is the third collection in the series. In addition, his higher consciousness love story–the best-selling An Uncommon Bond– was published to great delight on May 1, 2015. You can connect with Jeff’s work at www.soulshaping.com.