Or that's what the Maya said
. According to most scientists, the 21st would be the first day of their new calendar cycle.
Does this inherently mean a new era? Perhaps not. But our future is in our own hands. Why not try?
Why not use this as an opportunity to start working towards a new time - towards a better world? Sure, none of us have the power to change the entire world as they please, and I have no illusions that those who do, will be reading this journal (if anyone has such power at all). But why not choose to do something within your and anyone's power, to make the world a little better for at least some of us? Or to make the future a little bit brighter for us all?
Small, simple. Meditating is known to have great positive effects on you personally. This will also reflect on others around you.Donate.
Even if you're not rich, there's a way to donate for almost anyone. Find a charity you believe in and donate in a way that works for you. Donate money directly, donate a small amount of money on a monthly basis, or add the charity to your will. There are also small and new charities around that need material donations such as office supplies and other things you may just happen to have lying around or stored away somewhere.
Charity suggestion: The Black Fish
. What they do: By investigating, educating and taking non-violent direct action, we campaign to end illegal and destructive fishing practices, and safeguard a future for the plentiful species in our seas.sourceVolunteer.
For a charity, or a hospital - but there are endless other places in need of help. Some sites that help you find a place to volunteer, by location: UK
You don't need money for this; you can do this online, or at a popular public spot with a bit of creativity. Here's some lists of ideas (that I believe could be applied to many other fields than just those mentioned): [link] [link] [link] [link]Change your life
or rather, some minor detail in it. Look at your life and habits critically and I'm sure you'll find things you could be doing in a more eco- or human-friendly way.
Thank you so much for reading
I'm not asking you to change your life overnight - but I'd love you to at least think about this question and maybe do something with it:
What is your contribution to the rest of the world?
Answer this for yourself - it's important that you think about it, not that you tell me. That said I'd also love to hear your ideas to add to the list above