Beyond the Long Count… Mayan Apocalypse

Mayan CalendarSo many people seem to be focusing on a Mayan Apocalypse on the December 21, 2012 when their Long Count Calendar ends in 2012 when perhaps their eyes should be looking at something else.

We already know what the World looks like now. We see the problems we face, we see what is around us. But! The wheel of time is a wheel and it turns and when you reach the end of one month the next starts. We should look with hope and wonder at the next spin of the calendar. We should look at the next “Long Count”.

Of course the Maya looked at the next cycle rather negatively from what I gather and that is where a lot of the doom and gloom comes from. The next cycle according to the Maya will be one of destruction and gloom rather than prosperity and growth.

But, I am not Mayan so I am not worried.

Still, I look towards the future. Looking at improving things for myself and those who follow.

You must be the change you wish to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi

I don’t know if I will be around after December 21, 2012. I don’t believe it has anything to do with any Mayan Calendar. The Bible predicts an Apocalypse as well, but it does not say “when” it will happen. In fact is is very careful not to say when. It is important because — in my view — we should live each day as if it were our last. We always should let our loved ones know we love them. We should have our affairs in order so those who follow don’t have to pick up the pieces. The ledgers of our souls should be as we would like them to be and not be waiting to be put into order.

So, each day when you leave your loved ones, make sure you say goodbye and let them know you love them; don’t go to bed angry; make those phone calls; write those cards — not because your life will end tomorrow, but because you do not know the day “of his coming” or “when your number will come up” or “the day the calendar will end”.

About dwpenner

DWPenner has a broad education that is strong in the sciences and technology. He also has studied archeology and some history in his journey to "Now". DWPenner enjoys creating, whether sketching or writing. Creating computer graphics or web pages are equally satisfying and at one time he loved writing computer programs. Medieval heraldry has been a passion and currently he volunteers as one of the Directors of a heritage society.
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