Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Looking Forward



As we get ready to close the door on 2009 and the first decade of the new millennium, I must say that I am not sorry to see them go. These have been difficult times for so many: Environmental disasters, financial crisis and war have scarred us all on some level. But, perhaps these events were necessary… shaping us in ways to make us stronger and better prepared to face an uncertain future.

Science has proven in so many ways that it no longer serves us to disrespect the Earth. I am hopeful that in this next decade, more of us will get serious about this and take the initiative to do what’s necessary to turn things around.


Being more aware of our priorities and watching how we spend/save our money are also important lessons many of us will take into 2010. Living beyond our means can have uncomfortable consequences. But sometimes it takes a crisis to realize what’s truly important… and that’s priceless!

As for the wars that have marked this past decade, I think most of us realize there can be no winners in this sort of thing, especially when so many beautiful souls have been lost for such negligible causes. We have this one planet only and so are all connected regardless of continent, country, ethnicity or any other artificial boundary that doesn’t matter. We need to find a way to coexist.

With global communications increasing, we are growing closer and closer to one another with every year. The blogasphere is just one aspect of this. I can hardly believe that I am connecting on a regular basis with people from South Africa, India, Malaysia, Israel, Poland, Italy, England, America and Iran, to name a few. It’s unbelievably wonderful!

We have the opportunity to do things in our world – and with our world - that the generations before us couldn’t even imagine. But before new ways of doing things can be embraced, the old ways need to be dismantled. That’s what I believe the past 10 years have been about (more or less). And I can’t wait to see what we do with the next 10!

17 comments:

Shadow said...

things definately need to change. where to start...

Monkey Man said...

Very inspirational message. I especially liked the quote from
Albert Einstein. I consider this a gift and I thank your for it.

Brian Miller said...

we have made so many advances in teh last 10 years...in the next 10 years we should use them to actually accomplish something...great post! it starts with a few!

otin said...

Don't get me started on the useless waste of life that the wars over the past 10 years have caused. The reason that we can never seem to get along is that we cannot accept the fact that other people have different views. Not everyone wants to live by our laws and our beliefs. If we try to impose freedom on people then it really isn't freedom!

Winters Reaper said...

oh we see eye to eye...


*sighs*

Felicitas said...

Shadow - We just start with ourselves and work our way out. It can be done.

MM - I'm so glad my post inspired you! Albert Einstein really was a genius on more than one level.

Brian - My fingers are crossed!

Otin - You are so right. There really is no justification for what they say has been done in the name of freedom and peace. But the more we are aware of what's really going on, the less power corrupt leaders will have to do whatever they like.

WP - I know we do. <>

Winters Reaper said...

Thanks for the comment.... and you are so right. That feeling...omg, nothing else quite like it...


*winks*

~ Tabitha ~ said...

Yes! Powerful share and reflections.We indeed need to look and learn and see what we can do next to make a positive difference.
It is always easy to see the bad but the strength is truly born by embracing and making the best of the good..and paying if forwards.

Happy new years Felicitas !!

Alexys Fairfield said...

Hi Felicitas,

This decade has been one for the record books like I suppose all decades are. What we can take away from it is the fact that in some ways it has helped us prioritze and know what's really important. As long as we have love throughout the lessons we must learn, we can get through it.

Great post.
Thanks for all of your support throughout the year.

Happy New Year and many wonderful blessings my friend.

Ermanno Gioacchini, director, dramatherapist said...

Just ten years ago, when the new millenium was starting, I wrote on my site...Now the mind demands…So what comes next? You,'ve well described what happened to this crazy world. But I wantio to believe, as in the past...community, connections, conversation! This can help our sensitiveness to grow up, surely.
Happy New Year to you and your families from my staff and me.
Ermanno Gioacchini and Dramatherapy Workshop

Mama Zen said...

Marvelous post!

Happy New Year!

Felicitas said...

Tabitha - Embrace hope and pay it forward: that's exactly what we need to do! Thank you for your lovely comment and happy new year to your too!

Alexys - Love is always the answer! That is why your blog is so wonderful and why I so enjoy reading everything you have to say! Happy new year to you too my friend!

Ermanno - "Community, connections and conversation" are so important! Thank you for all your thoughtful comments and blessings to you for the new year!

Mamma Zen - Thank you for your support! Wishing you all the best for the new year, as well.

Ji said...

Felicitas:

How are you?

a good start is half of the year's success, wishing you a jump start for 2010,
take care and happy new year.

http://en.wordpress.com/tag/jingle/
welcome.

Felicitas said...

Thank you, Ji. I wish you all the best for the new year, as well!

Roxy said...

I have missed you while my internet was down. Good to be back and read you again!

Great post... thought provoking. I think that we have learned so very much from this past decade... many of us will enter the new decade being more financially conservative and perhaps more thoughtful of business decisions. We had to come to realize that the idea of "buying today, paying tomorrow" can mean financial death when overdone. I only wish that congress would consider this while making decisions which will affect us all.

May you experience great peace and abundant love this year and those following, Felicitas. Bless you :)

Felicitas said...

Thank you, Roxy! Wishing you mega blessings for 2010!

Mark said...

Outstanding video, thanks for sharing! May we all remember to be the light!