The Mayan Calendar And The End Of The World

July 31, 2010

There’s a big deal being made out of the fact that there exists a Mayan calendar that seems to end in the year 2012. To some people, this signifies that the world will end at that time.

I could write here about the fact that various groups of people at various times have mistakenly prepared for the end of the world on a particular date. Then the date passes and the world keeps on going. But that’s not the point I want to make.

The point is, the Mayan calendar warning is too late. The world already came to an end. It happened just a moment ago.

Perhaps you didn’t notice. That is probably because it is such an ordinary, everyday experience.

Answers From Silence says, “All that exists changes and in so doing there is the ‘death’ of its previous form. All existence dies every moment to become the next moment’s existence.”

Try it. Grab onto what was here just a moment ago. Can’t do it, can you? It’s gone. It all changed. That world ended. It has been replaced by this one. Which also just ended and also was replaced. And so on.

On the other hand, there is something that never changes, and you are connected with that. In fact, you are That.

Answers From Silence says, “At each time in your life, there was a part of you that was always there and that was always the same.”

This is the dimension of changelessness that is expressed in us as being pure consciousness. The quality of pure consciousness is that it is conscious only of being conscious.

Typically, your identity projects onto the things that you are conscious OF, but it is also possible for your identity to rest in pure consciousness. That would be the experience of the true self.

In that case, a meteor could collide with Earth, but it would have no impact on your unshakeable sense of who you are.

So what is the big deal with predicting the end of the world? Why all the concern and excitement?

The fruit of that tree is fear. Some people want to make others afraid, and some people want to be afraid. Answers From Silence says, “People do what they do in life, whatever that might be, in order to feel alive.”

I honestly believe that there are much better ways to feel alive than going into a panic. I encourage you to seek them out.

Answers From Silence says, “Anticipation has no value.”