Soulshaping is the inspiring memoir of an archetypal “male warrior”–a trial lawyer–who struggled to find his heart and a more authentic, soulful path. Rivetingly personal and profoundly universal, this book is for anyone who has heard a whisper of something truer calling out to them amid the distractions of modern life. Jeff Brown’s dramatic and often funny story takes readers through remarkably human experiences–emotional, physical, and economic–as he vividly recounts his troubled childhood, his success in apprenticing with Canada’s top criminal lawyer, and his ultimate decision to leave the law and begin an inner journey to discover his soul’s purpose. A work of courageous self-creation, Soulshaping reminds us that we are all truly connected, that our seemingly isolated struggles are actually part of the shared human challenge to live a life that is heart-centered and soul-driven.
Both down-to-earth and magically mystical, Soulshaping will meet you where you live–and where you long to live.
“Soulshaping does an excellent job of demonstrating how we can listen to and follow our soul’s guidance in the midst of life.”
—Ram Dass, spiritual teacher and author of Be Here Now
“I often refer to the dictionary at the end of this wonderful book to put new words to sacred experiences, fleeting understandings, and the bigger mysteries that seekers have pondered throughout history. The words are like bridges between my little self and my vaster consciousness that is free from fear and open to peace.”
—Elizabeth Lesser, author of Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow and cofounder of the Omega Institute
“This book is a role call for the soul. Jeff Brown is the kind of writer who invites you to swim in gasoline and then provides a match. This is no self-help book. This is a summons from the mountaintop and from the trenches. I am so grateful for Brown’s journey and his absolute genius in writing.”
—Tama J. Kieves, best-selling author of This Time I Dance! Creating the Work You Love
“Soulshaping is a beautiful story of one man’s spiritual journey that reveals the inspiring, yet often humbling, path of growth and self-transformation. Jeff Brown offers us a raw, honest, and humorous glimpse into the exploration of self, while also imploring us to celebrate the opening of the heart and the awakening of the soul—no matter where we are directed, what is revealed, or who shows up.”
—Seane Corn, international yoga instructor and author of Revolution of the Soul
“Soulshaping is the story of one man’s journey of awakening and healing and is lit with epiphanies and hard-won psychospiritual savvy not just for the author, but for all of us. Jeff Brown has faced his dragons and has emerged from the flames with significant treasures and a soul-centered, refreshingly raw travelogue that is as readable as it is instructive. A brave book this is–a book that serves our own journey of awakening and healing, simply by being so unswervingly and nakedly human. This is not just another book about soul, but a book saturated with soul.”
—Robert Augustus Masters, PhD, author of Spiritual Bypassing, and To Be a Man
“Brown’s story is an emotionally raw, no-holds-barred account of life in the trenches along the spiritual path, and a guide to moving from survivalist behaviors and attitudes to living in tune with one’s higher purpose in the midst of the madness of modern life.”