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?
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.