“It the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Sound familiar? Charles Dickens wrote it in A Tale of Two Cities about the time of the French Revolution.
Not only does it sound familiar to me, it feels familiar. As though something big is about to happen, “something wonderful” as commander Dave says in 2001: A Space Odyssey.
At the same time, the world seems like it is crumbling around us.
The Indian culture has a wise view on this: they call them “yuga cycles”. They are cycles of humanity where we as a planet go in and out of phases of evolution and decline.
Here is an extremely interesting article where an Indian historian has put the end of the “Iron Age” or “Kali Yuga” at 2025 … which roughly corresponds to the “end” of the Mayan calendar and the “dawning” of the Age of Aquarius:
What am I doing to cope? Staying completely present. After all, the French didn’t elect a right wing extremist yesterday. They elected a moderate, probably in response to our election.
And so the cycles of humanity go back and forth …