This REM song has been in our heads all day…did they know something that we did not? Is today really the end of the world? According to our neighbors here in Tulum, Mexico, a mayan community and home to the Tulum ruins, the world is not ending today, but it is the birth of new time. What that means is up to you to decide, a new time to _______________ (fill in the blank)
For us the end of the Mayan cycle means a deeper sustainable belief
Living in a Mayan community has connected us to the Mayan time cycles for many years. December 21, 2012 is a big shift, not the end of the world as people and REM like ot believe but the end of a cycle, and the beginning of new one. It is almost like a New Year, a time to reflect back on how time has passed and how we want to spend that time in the future. Though it is not officially a New Year, that comes December 31, we are looking at December 21, 2012 as a time to re-affirm and reflect on how we live and what passions fuel how we live. December 21 is time to define again our lives passions and deepen them, not change them or create new ones like a New Years Resolution but deepne what we believe in and continue on the path that we have learned from our experiences in Tulum, one of the Mayan centers of Mexico and Latin America.
What we are looking forward to is creating a garden with local fruits, herbs and vegetables for our guests. We look forward to finding more ways to recycle in the community of Tulum and share this experience with our friends and guests. We look forward to spreading the word through actions and education alternative ways of living that brings people together. We look forward to sharing our paradise with those who are keenly interested in sustainable living practices.
What did the end of the Mayan calendar and the beginning of a new time cycle represent to you?