The Truth Behind The End Of The World

Everyone has an opinion on what will happen at the end of this year. Personally, I do not think the entire World will end just yet and if it does then clearly I am no Mayan.

Anyways, here are some scientific facts (cough) I have learnt about the Mayan civilisation:

-They want the World to party at the same time on the same day. They were clearly a kind bunch.

Party Like A Mayan

Party Like A Mayan

-They were hungry for fame and wanted higher celebrity status than Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

-The Mayan civilisation were known for their practical jokes.

-The Mayans were made extinct before they could add more dates to their calendar.

-The Mayans loved getting drunk.

Having said that, Death generally puts Life into perspective and if there is one thing that we should learn from the idea that the World is going to end, it is this;

-Death is the fact of Life; whether you are Rich or Poor, all our ends will be the same. Therefore material things are useless in front of Death which means that we should endeavor to increase our kindness towards all other Beings over trying to step on people so we can have the most money, the best clothes and the fanciest of homes.

Bipartisan Bromance

As Hurricane Sandy calms down and reveals the damage its power has caused, Politics has arguably been forgotten and managing the mess seems to be the main aim of the American people.

Only last week Republican Governor Christie of New Jersey was Mitt Romney’s adamant supporter; campaigning on behalf of the Republican Presidential Candidate and trying to gain as much support for him as possible.

Since the arrival of “Frankenstorm” Sandy, the New Jersey Governor seems to have left Politics to the side and is purely seeking to rebuild his home town. Allegiances and the looming election have been forgotten to such an extent that Christie has praised President Obama’s reaction to the disaster:

Such positive compliments given to the opposition Party member is surely going to make a few Republican stomachs churn once the storm has calmed down. Quite literally.

But what will be really interesting to see, in the coming days, is how this bipartisan bromance divides the electorates on November 6th. Will Romney continue to keep up with Obama in the polls right up until election day? The President’s management of the disaster has been quick and efficient, but will it be enough to keep him in the White House?

The answer to these questions may, ultimately, rely on the emotions of millions of New Yorkers devastated by the natural disaster and how quickly they are given food, water, shelter and electricity. If they are not dealt with properly, Romney may gain traction, but if Obama continues to fulfil his duty as President, he may even win comfortably.

~Here’s hoping the American citizens are able to jump back on their feet as quickly as possible~

The Unknown – Part i

Most people will expect an article on God or something similar based on the title, however this is more of a reflective article; an article which aims to summarise two key things that I have learnt from the summer.

This summer has not been the best by any means. Unanswered questions about people in my life, not knowing the next step after University and the general difficulties a person faces when they feel that they are contained within a cycle of inaction and mental stagnation.

The situation this summer can be likened to the hopelessness felt by a reader who cannot read, a writer losing his pen, a swimmer losing an arm…

Stop.

I’m just creating excuses now aren’t I? Amidst of not searching for solutions, there have been remarkable things occurring around me this summer and unfortunately, I let the darkness consume me before I even bothered to look for matches for a candle.

The fact is, there are swimmers out there swimming without an arm, a leg or both. There are incredible 100m runners running without legs. There ARE people who lose that pen but when they do, they relentlessly search for another pen so that they can continue to write their life story.

The London Olympics 2012 showcased the talented athletes who continue to strive forward and remain passionate about life even after losing an arm or a leg. This got me thinking. I actually have all my body parts. I have a fully functioning mind which can dream. Most of us are blessed to this extent and yet most of us do not realise our full potential because we’re scared and do not value ourselves enough, even though there is no need for low self-esteem because;

As Marianne Williamson once said:

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God.

Your playing small does not serve the world.

There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, Our presence automatically liberates others.”

~In other words, we must stop the fear of the unknown greatness of our talents.~