When I look around at fears, speculations, imaginations, calculations, expectations, etc. I just feel how amazing we self-called "humans" are...The user's handbook have been on our tables for so long and we are still trying to figure out a new one...
We enjoy so much being stubborn...We know it is painful but we at any price want to do it our way as if our bodies and our souls belonged to us...
We think that we must do something or save something or somebody ...We look for a mission to give ourselves a meaning...And if possible a Great Meaning!!!
And behind this need the only thing is that we just express our fear of death...Our fear to be nothing!!!
When we look around and see any problem, ANY PROBLEM what is behind?Our fear of death...
What is actually happening in the world now is just a checkpoint for our souls...A wake up call.
If we succeed in seeing through the appearances we have a chance to look into our own eyes...
2012 is a concept in self service and we have only a choice between two ways : one is called "complexity" and one is called "simplicity"...
Expressed differently let say it is a choice between two attitudes :
Attitude 1 : "I am taking care of all the problems of the world and I try to control everything"
Attitude 2 : "I know that the world is taking care of all problems and I let go of control"...
Before us Lao Tseu, Moses, Buddha, Jesus and many other known and unknown masters had their "2012" turning point...Before us they experienced the "End of times" or "End of the world"...It was just something happening in consciousness and it was not as dramatic as the movie 2012 let imagine how it can be...
It would be enough to read those words of Jesus to see that we better let go of fear :
"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."
A lot of people actually worrying have a Christian background and they know this "promise"...So why worry? It says all there is to fear about the future...Do we think that those words are outdated and that they have lost their power?
I am Buddhist and I like the way Jesus says it...It is very straightforward and practical...
The way Buddhism see it is expressed with depth and in details in the Heart Sutra but it sounds less accessible. It says :
Form is precisely emptiness and emptiness precisely form.
So also are sensation, perception, volition, and consciousness.
Sariputra, this voidness of all dharmas
is not born, not destroyed,
not impure, not pure, does not increase or decrease.
In voidness there is no form,
and no sensation, perception, volition or consciousness;
no eye, ear, nose, tongue, body, mind;
no sight, sound, smell, taste, touch, thought;
there is no realm of the eye
all the way up to no realm of mental cognition.
There is no ignorance and there is no ending of ignorance
through to no aging and death and no ending of aging and death.
There is no suffering, no cause of suffering,
no cessation of suffering, and no path.
There is no wisdom or any attainment.
With nothing to attain, Bodhisattvas relying on Prajnaparamita
have no obstructions in their minds.
Having no obstructions, there is no fear
and departing far from confusion and imaginings,
they reach Ultimate Nirvana.
Which in fewer words means "it's all imagination, it is nothingness, go beyond perception and you will find your true nature..."
You may ask how can we do that?
That's were Jesus is very practical. He says " trust me and be at peace, go through your everyday life in confidence. Whatever may happen in "the world" cannot affect your true inner peace. With this assurance we can walk through tornadoes, tsunamis,... through any problem and just know who is really walking in our shoes when we walk through any hardship...
When I am directly in touch with this part of myself "who is walking when I walk" I know directly that 2012 is now, right now, in this precise moment, that the shift is NOW as it has been NOW for Moses and all the ascended Masters... at every step, at every breath! There is no final destination...I AM WHERE I AM FOREVER...
When we get in touch consciously with of our true nature we instantly know that the evident definition of the Now is to be NOW...without a before or an after...Now is Now and I am...That is all in me and eternally NOW...
And the fun of it is that even if we are not aware of it...IT IS SO want it or not and it does not matter what we choose...The only concern for us can be esthetic...do we enjoy it or not...? For the infinite it is just a detail...And for our true nature only an "experience"...always neutral...