According to the Mayan calendar, the world is coming to an end on December 21st of 2012. Actually, many Mayan scholars believe the completion of the long-form calendar does not mean that the Mayans thought the world would end. It could mean it’s the end of a major cycle, or maybe they simply ran out of room on their big stone wheel. But don’t tell that to the present-day doomsayers who have been busy spinning scenarios for the destruction of the planet involving asteroids, black holes, solar flares, and the earth reversing polarity.
While it’s easy to ridicule the notion that an ancient Indian culture would be able to pinpoint the end of the world, it might be worthwhile to ask the question, ‘What if….?’ What if the Mayans had special insight and/or were in contact with a supra-intelligence? And what if December 21st is really it; how would that change the way we live the last few months we have left? More specifically, what would I want to do to prepare for the end of the world? (more…)