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An Uncommon Bond An Uncommon Bond by Jeff Brown
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“That’s the thing about great love. It elevates everything around it. You walk through a forest together and it becomes a great temple. You eat a meal together and you sit at God’s banquet table. You merge your bodies and all heaven breaks loose. That’s why we can’t stop singing about love. Every verse is a cry for wholeness.”
Jeff Brown, An Uncommon Bond
“Amazing how we push away what we most want to hold close. Humans.”
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“Sometimes I feel crazy being this dramatic about a love that only lasted a few months and...” She interrupted me. “Nothing crazy about it. You don’t measure love like that. You measure it by its effects. It doesn’t matter how long it lasted. It’s how much it grows you that matters.”
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“There was no question in my mind. This state of complete and utter love is our collective birthright, the state we are born to inhabit, the way of being that is eagerly awaiting humanity at the end of a long, perilous journey. We either walk toward love as a way of being, or we walk away from it. There are only two directions. This decision shapes our life and our world.”
Jeff Brown, An Uncommon Bond
“There is beauty outside of beauty and there is hope within hopelessness.”
Jeff Brown, An Uncommon Bond
“I had often wondered how a single human heart could hold great love—it is so tiny, and love so vast. The answer is simple: it doesn’t. It spills over. It becomes the everything.”
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“At some point, a wave of repressed emotion broke through my armor, demanding expression and release. As I plumbed the depths of my despair, I shed one layer of pain after another. My inner world was like a series of reservoirs, each holding a different wave of emotional memory behind them. When one reservoir burst, another soon appeared. This phase went on for many months—the first of many essential release phases.”
Jeff Brown, An Uncommon Bond
“Society was built on a foundation of fear, not authenticity. I get too numb when I join the world. I lose my openness, my access to the divine.”
Jeff Brown, An Uncommon Bond
“You don’t measure love in time. You measure love in transformation.”
Jeff Brown, An Uncommon Bond
“There are few things more confusing than going to war with parents who are diminishing you, particularly when you are very young. If you fight for your dignity, you risk losing the love you need from them to develop. If you don’t fight back, you lose your self-respect”
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“With one gaze into her eyes, all words fell away. And it didn’t matter at all. In this place of hearticulation, there was no need for words. This love spoke a language all its own, a grammarless lexicon of longing and union. Who needs syllables when you can hear each other’s souls?”
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“The Unavailable Available Pattern.” It’s where you convince yourself (and others) that you are available for relationship, but you always find a way to stop short. That stopping short can manifest in many ways: choosing unavailable people, looking for excuses to run, focusing on a lover’s imperfections rather than their appealing qualities, getting lost in the excitement of ecstatic possibility until the first glimpse of real vulnerability sends you packing. It’s the addiction to possibility and the fear of intimacy all rolled into one.”
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“It was one thing to be vulnerable when alone, something else entirely to trust another to hold my heart safe.”
Jeff Brown, An Uncommon Bond
“Look, I told you before—you can’t heal your heart with your mind. You can only heal your heart with your heart.”
Jeff Brown, An Uncommon Bond
“Stop looking for answers outside yourself. Don’t ask God, BE GOD. You’re the sculptor of your own reality—don’t hand your tools to anyone else. Even the Big G!”
Jeff Brown, An Uncommon Bond
“It isn’t for the faint of heart, nor is it ever to be taken lightly. Real love is heartcore.”
Jeff Brown, An Uncommon Bond
“He paused for a while and then looked me in the eye. “Then you are blessed by her absence. Can’t make someone ready to walk a path they aren’t ready for. Just don’t work.” “Sometimes people push each other along...” “No, they got to want it. Listen buddy, if one person doesn’t want the relationship, then it’s simply not a fit. No sense trying to figure out why they don’t want it. No”
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“What the heart cares about is resonance. Resonance that opens it, Resonance that enlivens it, Resonance that calls it home. And when it finds it, the transformation begins...”
Jeff Brown, An Uncommon Bond
“After what felt like an eternity, we started to walk the trails. I looked at my watch. We had only been by the river for 30 minutes. So strange. Time lasts forever when you are actually in the moment.”
Jeff Brown, An Uncommon Bond
“May we learn to love ourselves in the absence of the lover.”
Jeff Brown, An Uncommon Bond
“Everything in me was transforming again. How beautiful, I didn’t even need to be in a relationship for that to happen.”
Jeff Brown, An Uncommon Bond
“I began to explore more body-centered approaches to emotional healing in the hopes of excavating deeper layers of unresolved material. The exploration began with a massage therapist who adeptly worked through layers of holding in my musculature for two hours per week. Although I was by no means muscle-bound, I was heavily armored, like an impenetrable fortress. As she peeled the armor, older and older memories emerged, muscles with a story that needed to be told.”
Jeff Brown, An Uncommon Bond
“Only a small few can hold the gate open when profound love enters. A blessed and courageous few.”
Jeff Brown, An Uncommon Bond
“Is love partnership for everyone? Is it essential to a life well lived, or is that just a cultural myth?”
Jeff Brown, An Uncommon Bond
“It goes to show you. You can look for relationship but you can’t look for love.”
Jeff Brown, An Uncommon Bond
“The universe had something to do with it, didn’t it?” “Sure, but you were the originator of this.”
Jeff Brown, An Uncommon Bond
“The more open something is, the more difficulty it has with society.”
Jeff Brown, An Uncommon Bond
“To Each Their Path”
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“Every relationship was a world unto itself.”
Jeff Brown, An Uncommon Bond
“However love arrives at your door, it is always a brave path.”
Jeff Brown, An Uncommon Bond

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