PLEASE don't let anything stop you from fulfilling your potential.
I understand exactly what you are saying, but these prophecies have the potential to cripple people. Your entire generation could just give up if
they let the fear of 2012 colour their attitude to everything.
I wonder sometimes if this isn't just some evil social engineering. If it isn't, how many prophets of doom are actually sincere in their warnings
that the world will end? Even the sincere ones are irresponsible. And how much money can they make from it?
Imagine if you go to college but don't study as well as you should and a few years down the line your fellow students graduate with As and Bs and you
scrape through with a C. How will you feel? What sort of job will you get against the competition of students who appear brighter and have applied
The world is being run by malevolent, greedy people who are taking so much for themselves and leaving ever fewer crumbs for the rest of us. They've
got a vested interest in allowing us to think that we only have a few more years to struggle on until the end of the world.
If we all thought we'd live to 90 we'd want a bigger share of the cake.
Your best bet is to do your very best in whatever you choose to do. Even if it's only tidying your room, do your best.
To be spiritual you have to BE spiritual. You can do so much in the ordinary course of your life without ever picking up a book or meditating, if you
don't have the time.
Keep developing your feelings of love and compassion towards all living creatures and you will come on in leaps and bounds. You might never be in a
position to influence events in the world but you can be an enormous influence for good in the lives of those around you.
Put as much care and consideration in getting a spider out of the bath as you'd put into helping an old lady carry her shopping. If you can go to
bed each night knowing that you haven't intentionally hurt anyone and that you've found opportunities to actually help (however small), when you do
have the time to study 'spiritual' things you'll come at it from a position of love and kindness. Some people go into it for the good of their ego
and will eventually come unstuck - I'm not suggesting you're one of those.
I read somewhere that in 999 people thought the world would end in the year 1,000. I don't know if that's true, I imagined that not many people in
the dark ages had access to a calendar, but who knows?
Life and civilizations will always evolve and change. But you are responsible for you and how you make your way.
People who have responded to your post have taken a lot of care and obviously had your best interests at heart. This is the sort of positive
experience you might want to focus on when you're worrying about the state of the world. You will always find someone who will care about you.
And you can be the person who cares about everybody else.
I've just got someone else's opinion on this and he said:
How silly will you look in 2013 if you've missed all your opportunites because you think the world will end in 2012?
hmm..... if only I could have been so succinct
[edit on 13-7-2008 by berenike]
[edit on 13-7-2008 by berenike]