Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Thoughts of the End
at the Start of the Year

Who can forget the scenes from the movie 2012 that was shown 3 years ago? That doomsday film directed by Roland Emmerich started the buzz about the astonishing ancient Mayan calendar that ends on December 21, 2012.

These ancient inhabitants of Mesoamerica had an amazing understanding of mathematics and astronomy. One of their 4 calendars, the Mayan Long Count Calendar, is not as simple as the calendar we use today where it only tracks the earth's lunar and solar cycle. The Mayan Calendar also tracks the cycle of other planets like Venus, Mercury and Jupiter. They believe that the position of the planets and the stars emit a cosmic energy that influences everything and everyone in this world. So with their sophisticated stone calendar, they were able to predict quite accurately, the good and the bad events in history.

Now if they have accurately predicted these events, and have a calendar that ends on a specific date, many would think that the end of time will happen then. But just as many argue that that date is merely the end of a 5,125 year cycle.

Faithful Christians will not believe in any specific prediction of the apocalypse. Because Christ himself said, "Only the Father knows". But these words won't bring relief to those who fear the end because that day can happen sooner that what the ancient Mayans had us expected.

But if the world does end on December 21, 2012, that means we have 361 days left (and counting) before we experience, in person, the totally freaking scenarios of Emmerich's film. So how does one prepare for it? How does the ordinary person, with not enough money to pay for some secret international doomsday survival project, prepare for the worldwide wipe out?

There is no way. But if you are very determined to survive, perhaps some tips from ApocalypticPost.Com will help you. They have nice ideas on what you can wear after that fateful day.

Let's get real! Unless you are a vulture who feeds on carcass or a cockroach that can digest almost anything, you will not survive 40 days after your post-apocalypse food supply runs out.

Anyways, enough of the scary and gross thoughts of doomsday. To worry about it will certainly not add another day to our lives. Instead let us have the right attitude about the shortness of life. And so, let me end this blog post with this quote by Dr. Wayne Dyer: