2012 is seen as an apocalyptic year, due to a prophecy of the Mayan civilization, one of the oldest people of Central America, known for its organized structure of science, history, art and religion. Of the various predictions made by them for over 5000 years, which draws the attention of scientists and philosophers from around the world is the accuracy and the mystery contained in the Mayan calendar, which suggests the year 2012 is a key year for changes in our planet and the end of a cycle.
But ultimately, what will happen in 2012? For many people, 2012 will be an apocalyptic year plenty of destruction and, perhaps marked by the end of the world!
However, most people forget that this Mayan prophecy talks mostly about hope and awareness. Where they see destruction there is also a new seed of creation.
According to the Mayan calendar, 2012 would mark the birth of a culture of world regeneration where cooperation replaces competition, where exploration of the psyche and spirit becomes the new concept of the age, replacing the overburden materialism that has led the world we all know today.
To the extent that humanity has got out of step with the planet, 2012 could mark a rupture with several hegemonic models that lead to this social and environmental destruction and crisis and stimulate the breakdown between man and nature.
After all, if 2012 really represents the end of this cycle, I’m not surprised. All this unsustainable way of living one day is going to crash. And I’m sure that this crash might represent – for those few who benefits from it – the real end of THEIR world.
For me, the end of an old year and beginning of a new one is always a time to think and reflect on the past and wish good things are coming. I’ve crossed 2011 and started this new year with hope and wish that 2012 may actually be a time of major and positive changes!
Happy new year!