A Statement of Intention

Via Tom Grasso (Gyandeva)
on Jan 18, 2012
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Emotion into words, words into action, action into emotion
Emotion into words, words into action, action into emotion

Today I make this affirmation. I make it for no other reason than as a statement of intention and a trust in its truth. Feelings will become words, words will become actions, and actions will become feelings. And so it is.

I hereby end the grip that the past has had on me. Those who have hurt me can hurt me no longer. Those who have inspired negative reactions can inspire them no longer. Those who have created in me an insanity preventing me from living life to its fullest no longer have such power. I erase you from my thoughts, from my mind, and from my actions. Out of dust you were created, and into dust you now return.

From this moment forward I only focus on the present, the here and the now. I no longer distrust this present because of the past. I no longer distrust those in my life due to the actions of those in my past. I no longer see YOU as my past abuser; I no longer see YOU as my past tormentor and I no longer judge you by the actions of others. You ARE special. You ARE unique. You are a Light unto yourself and you need to know that is exactly how I see you. I trust you to be YOU, and no one else.

In times when I may hear the distant voices from a past long ago creep into my mind, I will remember these words and focus on the Truth that is this moment. I share this with the Universe, and since you are not separate from this Universe I share it with you. This is my Truth.



About Tom Grasso (Gyandeva)

Tom Grasso is a Colorado-based seeker, meditator, blogger (new site), and creative wordsmith. More importantly, he is a father of three (meaning he is also a lecturer, teacher, chef, order taker, taxi driver, coach, mentor and aspirin addict) and has found great joy in sharing his life experience to the benefit of others. Tom is an abuse survivor and a reformed (though unapologetic) bad ass warrior who bares the scars of his adventures and the power of transformation in every word he writes. As a former firefighter and rescue tech, Tom understands the fragility of life and the impermanence of each moment. You can follow Tom on Tumblr , and can find his books on Amazon. You will soon be able to purchase Tom's short stories (and erotica) at www.tomgrasssowriter.com. Don't forget to like his "blog page" at Tom Grasso, Writer on Facebook.  


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  3. Jill Barth says:

    Great piece. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Karen Mozes says:

    I really enjoyed the piece and yes – the past is not a determinant to what is possible for us. Our circumstances are a result of the thinking we have held up until now – BUT we can change that any time, by changing our thinking – letting go of resentment is a critical step.