The End Of The World As We Know It!

Hello friends,

If you’re reading this blog, that means that Sunday came around this week and that we survived the highly anticipated “end of the world”. Phew! No disrespect to the Mayans, but I can honestly say that I wasn’t too concerned about the predictions coming true in the literal sense. Nonetheless, the implications of such a monumental possibility got me digging deep and thinking about what’s next for us.

What if December 21st, 2012 was a day that symbolically marked the end of the world as we have known it thus far? There is no question that we are at a most crucial moment in history and that the choices we make will have massive consequences for the future of the planet and the human race.

With all the knowledge, technology and wisdom that we have available to us today, along with the experience and mistakes of previous generations and societies to learn from, we are in a unique position to forge a new path and change the world we live in for the better.

On one hand, this is an exciting time and we have so much to celebrate as there is an undeniable wave of spiritual awakening and elevation of consciousness that is happening worldwide. A tribe of souls that are committed to bringing forth light on the planet are coming together and people of all races, colors, and creeds are uniting in the name of peace, love and humanity. On the other hand, there is an increasing threatening cloud of darkness looming over our heads as new wars are being waged, inter-faith and political discord escalate and senseless tragedies such as the recent shootings in Connecticut continue to happen.

Right now, here, today, we are at a defining moment in the evolution of our species, and it’s in our hands to determine which way we will go. If the ever-expanding forces of good are going to outshine the uprising of darkness, each and every one of us has to do our part.

How can we do this? First, by accepting, acknowledging and understanding that we matter, that every small contribution or act makes a difference. From this perspective, we are all responsible. We can sit idly by waiting for something to happen or for someone else to fix it, or we can do everything in our power to spread love, to better ourselves and our communities, and to be the change that we want to see in the world.

For each of us, the specific focus and actions that we take may be different, but the spirit with which we live and breathe and act is what will unify our efforts. The transformation begins within each of us and is then magnified by how we choose to show up in the world. Every thought, every emotion, every word and every deed count and will impact the global ecosystem which we live in.

So let us treat this moment in time as a new beginning and let us collectively commit to living more from our hearts, to speaking up and standing for the things that truly matter, and to cherish this beautiful life we’ve been given. Let us take this opportunity to set our sights on a new future for the earth and for humanity, and let us each do our part to bring it forth one step at a time, one prayer at a time, one smile at a time, one positive change at a time.

My greatest wish is that our actions be love-inspired, that we might live passionately and with purpose to bring about peace so that we can truly enjoy this gift of life.

What’s your wish for our future? What’s one small thing you can do right now to make a difference?

Much love,



Chris Assaad is a singer/songwriter and inspirational artist from Toronto who left a promising career in law several years ago to pursue his dream of a career in music. Since then, Chris has been actively using his voice to enCOURAGE others to follow their dreams, express their creativity and live life to the fullest.

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Chris has also recently joined the TDL team as one of our mentors. To learn more about the TDL Mentoring Program click here.
  • Nora

    Thanks, I agree with you. I wish you a very wonderful Christmas! Much love!

    •  Thanks Nora! Wishing you a beautiful and joy-filled Christmas too. Much love my friend! :0) 

  • lizilynx

    My wish for the future is that we adopt “coopetition” over “competition” as our model for working together. There’s plenty of room for everyone’s ideas & we need everyone’s input to solve the many problems to bring forth healthy, sustainable solutions.
    The small thing I can do today is t embrace my authenticity whole-heartedly, reminding myself that “I am safe” to do so. (I’ve been working on this one for the past year…)
    Thank You, Chris for summing it all up for us! The Mayans may have been right that we are beginning a new cycle….the question is: What are we going to do about it?

    Have a wondrous Holiday Season and a New Year of unprecedented evolutionary growth! :o)

    •  Thanks Lizi for sharing your beautiful wish and for your inspiring commitment to rising up and shining your light more and more each day. You are a gift to the world and I’m grateful to be a witness to your journey. Sending you much love and wishing you a joyous Holiday Season and New Year. Looking forward to continuing to share the journey together in 2013!

  • Dapplega

    Thank you. That was perfect.

  • Sandoradesu

    Hmmm.. My wish is to become more in tune with what makes me different and then share that difference with the world in my own way.