Jewish Journal

A New Year. A New Decade. New Possibilities…

by Misha Henckel

January 6, 2010 | 1:43 pm

We’ve come to the end of a year, and of a decade. What a decade it’s been, and what a year was 2009! I’ve been spending time looking back and then looking forward. And I’ve been contemplating what I’ve learnt in the last 10 years, lessons, that last year really brought home. I’m not sure if 2010 will bring any less uncertainty than 2009, but I feel quite confident that if it is as challengeful as last year then we may have been well prepared.

For what has the decade taught us? And what did last year require from us?

I believe we’ve been learning how to handle intense degrees of change. We’ve been adjusting to a coming new way of life on this planet. We’ve been learning how to live in the present moment, how to come from our hearts and not our heads. We’ve been having to re-evaluate what is important in our lives and become far more authentic beings. We’ve been learning to take our power back from wherever it was lost, and from whomever we gave it away to. And we’ve been learning to be truer versions of ourselves. We’ve been learning the value of community, and that cooperation and not competition is the way forward.

If we practice what we’ve learnt, then I believe we will be ready to respond to whatever this year may bring.

I’m not into resolutions, because they never seem to stick around past February, but powerful intentions are always powerful.

Some of my intentions for 2010:

1. Do all things with love and from my heart

2. Embrace the perfection in all that life presents, especially when it seems most imperfect

3. Bring joy to each moment

4. Share of myself with others in the truest way

5. Create a new life based on my new understandings

I really believe that for all of us, as we clear out the old ways of thinking, we will find that there is room for us to create a new life, a better life, a more fulfilling life. And it doesn’t matter our age, for our souls are timeless. Each moment is a new moment and we can choose to live it with love, and joy, and peace.

May each one of us have a year filled with timeless blessings!

Misha works with a select group of clients and leads seminars and workshops in the Los Angeles area. She can be reached via email at misha@mishahenckel.com .

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Misha Henckel is a Los Angeles–based branding specialist and the CEO/Founder of True Face Branding. After more than a decade as a leading life coach, Misha now works with...

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