I find that the world today is more concerned and determined about end of time prophecies than it is about doing the right things today. Either people live in the past or they live in the future, having little regard for living for today.
Recently, I saw a banner at a church that read, "Remembering Our Past & Looking Forward to the Future in 2012!" I find this an appropriate balance for those living in the now. Remembering your past is important. It is your heritage, your lineage. Those who have notable pasts can look back on the benefits they have derived today from this past. Those who have a less than desirable past can use this as a learning curve for today's successes.
Looking forward to you future is an important part of living for today. The idea of Vision and Vision Casting applies here. Without a vision, you will have little success in life, in business, and in your personal development. Walking in a vision helps defined, but does not dictate our future.
What have you learned from your past that will help you make the most of today? What vision of the future are you following that will help define your actions today? Are you living each day to the fullest so that tomorrow your past will not demand your attention?
I wonder how this Mayan "prophecy" will impact people. How will it impact our every day lifestyles? How will it impact businesses and corporations? Only the months will tell! I for one will conduct the business of my life in a manner that there are a thousand years to come, but that if the end comes tomorrow... I will have no regrets!