A Letter to My Ten Year Younger Self



I’m watching you about to sit down on that couch, this is hard.

Even for me and I’ve been through it.

That foreboding feeling which has been gnawing at your soul for some time now is actually my indecisiveness of whether I should tell you, or not.

I am in conflict, thus you know something is wrong but you don’t know what.

Let me back up a bit and allow me to introduce myself.

I am you.

Just ten years further in life.

I am here to guide you.

We share the same soul, and it is through our souls that I sometimes send advice and information to you.

Many believe this internal advice and information we hear inside ourselves is intuition.

That is partly true.

The part that most don’t know is where that intuition comes from.

It comes from me, which is you, further on down the line in life.

We share the same soul so I am able, when totally needed, to send you what you need to know to get you through hard times and to help you make the right decisions.

That’s how it all works.
Now, getting back to what I said above,
about you having that foreboding feeling,
that is me.

I have been uncertain what to do.

I am in conflict.

Every life has a “Before and After” line in it, where your life has been one thing up until you reach a specific event and it suddenly then becomes something totally different.

You are approaching your line today,

And I am uncertain what to do.

Once you cross over into “The After,” you will never see “The Before” again.
That is okay.
“The After,” although much more difficult, has just as much to see and experience as “The Before.”

And you will be much more aware, more present and every one of your experiences in “The After” will be more acute due to your newfound perspective.

Your “Before and After” line is fast approaching, you will reach it by the end of the day today, your time, not mine.

Tonight you will sit down on your couch to watch the movie “Serendipity”

And your world is going to explode.

Life, as you knew it for forty-four years, will become unrecognizable to you by tomorrow.

After much internal debate, I have decided to write you this letter to provide you with one piece of information and to give you one piece of advice before you cross over.

No, I’m not going to tell you the specifics of what is about to happen to you in your life, I don’t think knowing that would be healthy for you at this time.

I believe it would be too much for you.

Rather, I’ve decided to write you this letter to give you one piece of information and one piece of advice, both designed to guide you.

I know you are expecting the information part of this letter to be that you are going to be okay.

It isn’t.

I can’t say you will be okay.
At least not yet.
Not from the timeframe from which I now sit.
But I still hold out hope that maybe you will be in the time ahead of me.
So should you.

The valuable piece of information I am going to reveal to you, one I want you to hold onto, and fall back on in your darkest moments, is this,

You are going to get here.

Where is here, you ask?

Here, is where I am writing this letter to you.

Ten years in the future.

Here is a good place.

I know you are thinking that this doesn’t seem like such valuable information to you right now,

But it will.

Soon, “whether you make it”, “whether you can get through this,” “I wonder what is going to happen to me?” will become your controlling thoughts, they will attempt to dominate you.

I am here to alleviate those worries from you, so they don’t.

I want you to concentrate all your efforts without distractions on your recovery.

Always remember,

You get here.

Battered, bruised and barely recognizable with casualties because you are in a war, but,

You get here.
How do you get here?

I’ll leave that up to you.

Now on to the one piece of advice portion of the letter.

My one piece of advice to you is this,

“When the enemy attacks and people you love are caught behind enemy lines always go back and get them.”

No matter what.

No matter the degree of danger nor the reason they are there.
No matter what.
Always go back and rescue them.

There is one more thing I want to add,

If you take my advice,

Your family makes it here, too.

Now, the rest is up to you.

Use your intuition,

Follow your soul,

Give off a spirit of love.

Know as true as your soul,

You make it here,

And, always go back behind enemy lines to be there for those who didn’t get out,

And if you do,

When you do,

I’ll see you and your family here.

Actually, when you get here, I’ll have left, off experiencing our journey ten years ahead of you once again.

Keep your soul receptor open and keen as I will always send intuition for your guidance.

I will talk to you soon.

I pray it will be in better times with more clarity in our soul.

Until our souls converge in the end,

Your self,


For All Works by JohnA Passaro


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