You may have heard by now that tonight midnight marks the end of the world according to the Mayan calendar. These predictions fail to move me, being the kind of girl more ready to shrug off catastrophe than prepare for the worst. But then my friend Stacey called with this scandalous thought: what if starting tomorrow we could start over? What if we all decided once and for all to take responsibility for ourselves and each other with love being our guiding light? What if the end was a brave new beginning?
I was intoxicated and also intrigued.
It’s a love apocalypse, Stacey said. A chance to let go of all the things that don’t serve you. A chance to choose the world you create.
Hours later there was an impromptu photo shoot with my kids and good friends from the neighborhood. The kids immediately understood, and I began to appreciate in a new way the power of intentions. They were so glad to be photographed. Even more I could see each one saw the necessity of choosing a new way. In a world where killing was becoming all too commonplace, radical love is the only way.
What will you let go of as the world ends tonight at midnight? What you embrace for the sake of a better world? Leave us your own declarations in photo form in the comments. Or better yet, join Stacey and I at midnight wherever you are. Let’s do this thing together.