December 21st, 2012

The Mayan Calendar is ending on December 21st, 2012 and starting on the next day!

No, the world is not going to finish on this date. It is clear that some people have misinterpreted the meaning of the Mayan Calendar. It predicted the end of their long cycle count, after which as in our calendar, it starts all over again.

Forget about the catastrophic images from the movie 2012 and just check the common-sense scientific facts according to NASA opinion here stating why it is not the end or the world.

One more time, the day after an apocalyptic prophecy, we will wake up and go on with our lives as it happened already in the past. Somebody will say that the end date was wrong and come up with another, and somebody will become disillusioned.

Having said it, I can continue with my personal opinion and experience.

Three years ago, I became very fascinated by 2012 phenomenon and I started reading books and searching the web. I even read the Bible from cover to cover! I followed many threads from the most Christian-Judean points of view to the New Age, to the alien believers and the charlatans (many!).

In the end, none of the works examined was able to come up with convincing enough theory and facts regarding how our present and immediate future will be, but I definitely found some inportant points:

  • extablished spirtual traditions in general point us to the right direction in life better than the improvised "prophets"
  • presently, many many people are fascinated by the idea of a new world in which collective problems such as pollution, energy, hunger, sustainability and spirituality are addressed successfully without wars
  •  I longed for a big change in my personal life to find more meaning

Consequently, I decided to take more seriously the call for a deeper and more spiritual life at all levels by increasing the practice of yoga and meditation and by starting the shift troward a carreer more in tune with the vision of a better world.

What about you? Are you ready to bring the change you desire into to the world? What would that be?

© Daniele Spadavecchia 2013