You Are Sacred Purpose: Be More Afraid Of Avoiding Your Path Than Walking It

By Jeff Brown

You are Sacred Purpose.

You are not your shame, your fears, your addictions, your games, your guilt, the internalized remnants of negative messaging… You are not your resistance to your true path … You are not your self-doubt… You are not your self-distraction patterns. You are not your escape hatches… you are not your pessimism about a life of meaning and purpose. You are not here merely to survive and endure.

You are Sacred Purpose.

No matter what others have mistakenly told you about who you are, no matter what mistakes you may have made in the past, you are here with a sacred purpose living at the core of your being. If that weren’t true you never would have made it down the birth canal. You never would have overcome what you have already overcome in your life.

You are Sacred Purpose.

Whatever your ways of distracting, postponing, delaying, armouring, avoiding, altering, feigning, artificializing, externalizing, superficializing your life… I encourage you to STOP IT NOW.

This really is no game, this is completely real, this sacred purpose that courses through your soul veins crying out to be heard from below the surface of our avoidance. I cannot say this with enough assertiveness.

To the extent that you identify and honour your true path in this lifetime, you will know genuine satisfaction, real peace in your skin. You will be infused with vitality and a clarified focus, new pathways of possibility appear where before there were obstacles. You will know a peace that will buffer you against the madness of the world, a clarity of direction that will carry you from one satisfaction to another. Life will still have its challenges, but you will interface with them differently, coated in an authenticity of purpose that sees through the veils to what really matters.

To the extent, that you avoid the quest for purpose, you will live frustrated, a half-life, your avoidance manifest in all manner of illness, perpetual dissatisfaction, emotional problems, depression, addictive patterns, all reflections of your own alienation from the purposeful root of your being. You see, there really is no escape from reality, all there is, is postponement.

You should be more afraid of avoiding your path than walking it.

You are Sacred Purpose.

It doesn’t matter what anyone tells you about who you are. There is so much of that. This is your journey. Even those with the best of intentions, cannot know the path you are here to walk. The REAL journey is not one of adapting ourselves to someone elses vision, but instead, shaping who we are with our own two hands. The unique clay we work with lives deep inside our soul bones, awaiting our own detection & expression.

You are the sculptor of your own reality – don’t hand your tools to anyone else.

Only you can know the path you are here to walk. It’s a personal decision, and it doesn’t have to be grandiose. Your purpose can be as simple as learning how to listen better, how to enjoy the moment without getting in your own way – wherever the growing is, wherever you find genuine peace with path, wherever you feel unmasked and genuinely real.

In the survivalist world that we are coming from, we defined ourselves by what GOT US through the day, whatever masks got food on the table, whatever way of being endured this challenging life, but we are at the beginning of a new way, a way of being that is sourced in who we REALLY ARE, not our egoic face, not our survivalist face, not the false face of our hidden power, but the real face, the real path, the no bullshit no hype no pretence expression of WHO you REALLY ARE and a life that fully and deeply expresses the magnificence that lives within you. Your sacred purpose may be covered in dust, it may be hidden from view, but it is still in there, sparkling with infinite possibility.

You are Sacred Purpose.

This is a call to action. A call to authenticity. A call to dig yourself out from below the bushel of shame and self-doubt that has plagued humanity. A call to get off the dime and do the real work to call yourself on your distraction patterns and excavate your own purpose in this lifetime.

What are you here to learn? What are you here to overcome? What are you here to express? What does your authentic face look like?

Who are you, above and beyond all the noise and haste? This is not about money, or bullshit ideas of abundance, or gratifying your ego. This is about the real thing, the real deal, the vulnerable and courageous truth about who you are and why you are here.

I ENCOURAGE you to take the question of sacred purpose seriously, to not postpone it for another hour, or week, or until you retire, until the next lifetime, until you finish school, or end your relationship, but to take it seriously now. To work like a dog to find out what lives inside of you, what you are here to express, what you are here to manifest and express, what you are here to give, to share, to learn, to create, to dance, to art, to walk…

You don’t know how long you have, it may be 60 years, it may be 60 seconds, you may not make it to retirement, you may not make it to tomorrow morning. At least if you are questing for your purpose, living your truth, you will not suffer when it is time to leave your body in this lifetime.

You will be living in your authenticity. This is no small achievement in this distracted world, where the unconscious media and manipulative marketers try to turn us generic and frightened so we will be locked into their script… fuck that. You already have a script and it lives deep inside you – that script is your purpose, what you are here to express, to learn, to embody, to humanifest.

So u decide which script to read – the fictional novel written by those who do not SEE u, or the HOLY BOOK written by your glorious spirit. When you walk through the gateway of purpose, you walk into yourself. You are sacred purpose, you are sacred purpose, you are sacred purpose. Don’t stop until you find it.

Jeff is the author of Soulshaping: A Journey of Self-Creation, Ascending with Both Feet on the Ground: Words to Awaken your Heart and An Uncommon Bond.

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Jeff Brown is a breakthrough voice in the self-help/spirituality field, and the author of six popular books: Soulshaping: A Journey of Self-Creation, Ascending with Both Feet on the Ground, Love It Forward, An Uncommon Bond, Spiritual Graffiti, Grounded Spirituality. In his previous life, Jeff was a criminal lawyer and psychotherapist. Since pursuing his path as a writer, he has launched many initiatives, including founding Enrealment Press, and an online school, Soulshaping Institute. He is the producer and key journeyer of the award-winning spiritual documentary, Karmageddon, which also stars Ram Dass, Seane Corn, Deva Premal and Miten. He has written a series of inspirations for ABC's Good Morning America and appeared on over 200 radio shows. He also authored the viral blog 'Apologies to the Divine Feminine (from a warrior in transition).' A popular presence in social media, Jeff's new terms and well-loved quotes became a phenomenon some years ago, and continue to be shared actively by seekers and growers worldwide. In April, 2018, he was invited to Ottawa by Sophie Grégoire Trudeau—gender equality activist and the wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau—to film a conversation with her about emotional healing and inclusivity. Excerpts from that dialogue are viewable on Sophie's Facebook and Instagram pages. Jeff currently lives in Canada with his wife, poet Susan Frybort. At present, he is getting caught up on lost sleep after writing Grounded Spirituality, and preparing for the next stages of his creative journey and path of sacred activism. You can connect with his work at,, and

  1. Janet Ballard

    This is amazing…. the clarity and certainty with which it is written expresses a proclamation as articulate as a bell ringing truth! And how needed is this message at this juncture in the evolution of the human person Thank you for this wake up call. May many awaken to the meaning of their personal purpose in building a better world!

  2. Truly Urquhart

    Thank you, Jeff….this is pure brilliance….I love and appreciate what you said–and how you said it….you have an amazingly-wonderful way of engaging others…your offering resonates on so many levels…underscores the messages that are coming to me at quickening rates….and, I cannot ignore what I know I need to to moving towards….you have inspired me countless times, and will continue to do so…and for that, I am so blessed even as you are blessed. 🙂

  3. Brandon Abdinor

    Janet said it just right. The timing is amazing, for me and for the collective. Thank you.

  4. Valaria Neary

    Namaste this is beyond words .. Divine timing for me at this point in my life . In so much Gratitude for this love and light Valaria

  5. Kenna Davis

    Riveting and freedom. I’ve been changed by connecting with your writing and wisdom. A catalyst for my contribution to this world. My soul is tickled and inspired by your intellect and vocabulary. 🙏🏻❤️✨

  6. This is the path to authenticity. You will find yourself when you seek your path and follow it. This is how you find your real self. You must look at who and what others called you, how they treated you, and realize that they never even saw your face to begin with- (who they said “you were” misled you to believe a false version of yourself). Then you must choose to seek only your authentic path.

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