posted on Jun, 27 2007 @ 08:06 PM
This is a long story in real life,
but I will condense it here...
Someone I know was depressed,
oh, about a year ago now...
He has abused drugs, hurt people, got into debt,
got fired from his job, lost sight of God, was ahedonic- not able to have
fun or pleasure, and, with classic depression, he lost interest in sex
with a woman who loved him, then he lost interest in, well, his interests, and finally, he really lost interest in life... and the downward spiral
suddenly halted at rock botton. He was close to dying, spiritually and then for real. He started to consider suicide in 'theroretical' terms- the
stage before you reach the point where you plan the date, location, method and actually write the suicide note... in short, this guy was hating it
(his Dad was in jail, and of course this man had a ton of personal problems, in general).
This guy was at DefCon 1 and by chance or by the unseen hand of God, he found a book by Terence McKenna about 2012.
He reads it.
He supplements reading the book with vast Internet research.
Within a few months, he has read over a 1,000,000 words on the subject of 2012. He has, without particularly setting out to do so, become an expert on
This does not save his life, this expertise or research.
But what does is this moment:
Talking to his Mom one day while she was in Florida was 2012 in general, as well as how he was feeling- how depressed that day. This guy was open with
his Mom. Anyway- she makes an offhand remark- all she ever did in regards to commentary about 2012- she couldn't care less about the subject, and
naturally thought her son was unheathfully obsessed.
But this day, she said something, well, pretty straihtforward and obvious in terms of observations, but nonetheless, it changed this dude's life.
What was it?
She said, "Well _____, you shouldn't be so depressed about a long life ahead of you filled with the same- or greater- pain you now experience
daily... after alll- you think the world is going to end- or change greatly- in 5 years. So why take anything too seriously, and why not live each day
like it is your last, because, well, it kind of is."
And that was it- 2012 as self-help.
See, the idea of 2012 liberates all of us. It is either the end- or a radical change- or, nothing will happen (likely, of course) B U T we all will
get a sort of "Second" chance in all our lives, I think... in a great way. It will be like a new start. That's just my view... back to finishing
This guy was changed by this insight- by defining an end to his perceived pain- he pain was alleviated, and he was freed by the perception of change
in the near future.
Now, will he slip back into a rut if and when 2012 turns out to be a bust?
Time will tell.
But like I said- even if nothing come to pass, it could be, for those who want it, a fresh start (spiritually) for all of us.
So... maybe this guy is nuts, but I kind of like the idea of 2012 sort of like a NEAR-DEATH experiece, bringing us CLOSER to the beauty of life and
Sorry to bore you, if you were not satisfied with this story- but I felt inspired by this guy's transformation... does anyone else feel inspired by
the notion of a seismic spirtual change in 2012?
PS Like the new font...