By Rawan Albina (@RawanAlbina)
Everybody has been talking about 2012 for a few years now. They even made a movie out of it so that they can really depict what the end of the world will look like just in case our imagination was lacking. Some people were scared and some could not care less.
The fact is that a few of the most ancient civilizations predicted some kind of an ending in 2012. The Mayan calendar for instance ends in 2012. But does this mean we should be terrified?
Now of course since 2012 started and nothing happened so far, there is more hope in the air. We, as human beings, are really good at forgetting so I am guessing most of us are back to normal, all snugly and warm again in the comfort of our routine and daily life.
Whether or not people around the world are suggesting about 2012 is true or not is not the subject of this piece. I would really like for my words today to reach your hearts wherever you are and appeal to the intuitive, humanistic side of you rather than your logical or scientific sense.
As Elvis once sang, “life is a stage where each one of us plays a part”. So let me start with this question: which part are you playing in the world today?
I believe that we are all born with a life purpose. We are God’s instruments, born in this day and age to accomplish something and make this world a better place for the generations to come. We have been through a very long trial and error phase and the message here is that the world has reached a zero tolerance level when it comes to errors. It is true that we are humans after all and we do make mistakes. It is through trial and error that we learn and grow; not by getting it right the first time. Sometimes we forget about these lessons but we should not.
Oppression, war, anger and bitterness must be replaced by freedom, peace, harmony and love. The world as we know it must end for the positive changes to happen. People are tired of playing the same old dangerous games and are not willing to be led in silence like sheep anymore. We all have a voice and people everywhere are realising the power of using that voice. Our voice is a very influential tool; we just need to connect to it and find the best way to project it. We do not have to take part in a war or start a revolution to make a change. Remember the butterfly effect: the wave of change can be started by something as small as the fluttering of the wings of a butterfly.
2012 is all about change. As Ghandi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world”; do not wait for someone else to take charge of your life. Now is the time for each one of us to step up to the challenge. Live on purpose and start using your voice before it is too late. Yes, it is the end of the world, but only the end of the world as we have known it until today! A new balanced world is waiting to be born and your contribution can make all the difference.
23rd Issue – February 2012
Here We Start – Art of Living 101 – Beyond Inspiration
First Years Last Forever – Scenes from Our Lives – Society of Tomorrow
The Mind’s Eye – To The Point – Words, Observations, and Ramblings
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