The End of the World as We Know It

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With everything made of the Mayan calendar and the end of the world on May 21, 2011, we are very pleased to say that with the exception of some Armageddon-like rain just before the clock was to run out, the evening passed without incident. The world did not come to an end, but still it begs the question—what are you going to do with all this time?

Knowing that our world can change in the blink of an eye—whether it’s a sudden event or the sudden realization that we’ve been on cruise control for the last five, ten, fifteen or fifty years- it’s time to recommit ourselves to living—experiencing the world with open eyes and a beginner’s mind. Replacing been there, done that with be here and do this and doing so with unbridled enthusiasm. Exchanging sleepwalking and settling for the status quo with forging forward and setting the bar high. Conquering our fear of failure with the confidence to know that if we do fail, we will have done so brilliantly.

That all sounds great, but let’s face it, at the end of the day (or the world) words are simply words and whether spoken, written or thought, actions make the strongest statement. So all we can say to that is ACT—no matter how big or seemingly small that action may be. Whether it’s getting to your mat each morning, saying a prayer for the world, buying local, donating your time, journaling, taking up a cause, connecting with family and friends, forging a new friendship, enjoying a guilty pleasure, meditating or taking that first step toward something you’ve been putting off for way too long, take that action as if your life depended on it. Because quite frankly, it does.