Hope springs eternal in every species; that is the beauty of life, to make it worth the while! There is always a tomorrow for everyone, a higher calling even, to understand the purpose behind it all! What is going to befall us on that day, if anything at all, will be awaited with bated breath; but insignificant players as most of us are, let us hope for the best or even the worst, as mortgages & bills have to be paid, if we survive the day! The Mayan calendar ends on that day but the jury is out, what they meant by that. Still, we can hope to get extended lease of life; but whether we have earned that for mankind is a moot point, as we destroy more as a species than others.
Our minds work alike, as we all feel that something could be up on that day. We always have inklings that any moment could be our last, though we do get carried away with our daily challenges! But also, we cannot end it all, full stop; some other role, hopefully for the better would be there and could well prove a seamless change-over! Our potential is far greater but we are distracted by worldly happenings around us to utilize it fully! So a life without distractions, but with good intentions not clouded by deceit, and we could be in heaven!
As we know from history, many species have preceded us, with dinosaurs having had a much longer time than we have had so far; and our comparatively shorter span is proving a strain not only for us, but even for other fellow beings! Even without outside interference, the cracks in relationship are getting wider; we just cannot coexist as a species and even with others! We have amassed weapons of mass destructions to destroy our planet many times over! So we can be called back to the bench and it could be all over for us! Patience has its limits, as Alex Ferguson ran out of it, first with Beckham & now with Rooney, possibly; when the hammer strikes, we might not know when, despite obvious signals!
But we do require these timelines to reflect; in fact, we should everyday, even otherwise! We are blessed beyond our needs, with all necessities provided for & enough time to smell the roses! We got in rather late in the day, with more dangerous species obliterated to make our lives less stressful! Generally, the ecosystem has held well; no great earth-shattering events to put us back into the caves or mountains. We can live anywhere, with the seas that occupy more area than land, behaving well! And there is no need for us to run away from other species, except our own!
End of the world has always been our ultimate fantasy, tinged with fear, of course! But as we are all in it together, why worry? We might get some time, if we become aware of abnormal behavior from the animals, as they get some signals; we have not yet been able to read their minds to know earlier! If we do get clear warnings of doomsday, we can see real human nature in the run-up to the inevitable; money does not count anymore, though some may try to strike better deals & outwit others till the last moment! The divisions will become history, and for sure, there will be great chemistry between us, undivided by artificial borders that divide us between countries, rich-poor, and all color combinations! If at all, we are given a second chance, we should wake-up to a new humanity based on unity in diversity, from each according to ability & to each according to need, but not greed!
Maybe, even if it is business as usual on December 22, 2012, let us reflect, be grateful for the blessings that each day brings, temper our selfishness but redouble our efforts for common good. The heaven is here and it is for us to create it than walk into somewhere, provided for us on a silver plate; without our lifting a little finger, even! The countdown has begun, and whoever is calling the shots could be monitoring our sincerity of purpose & decide, if at we do deserve another chance! Time to reflect & turn a new leaf for the future; whatever, wherever & if at all, there is!