Restructuring time and space – thought for the day

by Dina on January 3, 2010 · 2 comments

in Life

Image from: Wikipedia. Kairos as portrayed in a 16th century fresco by Francesco Salviati

“Chronos is clocks, deadlines, watches, calendars, agendas, planners, schedules, beepers.  Chronos is time at her worst. Chronos keeps track. …Chronos is the world’s time. Kairos is transcendence, infinity, reverence, joy, passion, love, the Sacred. Kairos is intimacy with the Real. Kairos is time at her best. …Kairos is Spirit’s time. We exist in chronos. We long for kairos. That’s our duality. Chronos requires speed so that it won’t be wasted. Kairos requires space so that it might be savored. We do in chronos. In kairos we’re allowed to be … It takes only a moment to cross over from chronos into kairos, but it does take a moment. All that kairos asks is our willingness to stop running long enough to hear the music of the spheres.” — Sarah Ban Breathnach


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1 ektz January 3, 2010 at 9:51 am

well said.

superb thought of the day, Dina!

2 Farhan Rehman January 3, 2010 at 1:31 pm

Reminds me of the Law of Time, which tries to change the paradigm of T(E)=Money
(Time, multiplied by human effort = money) to
(Time, multiplied by human effort = art, which is defined as an expression of being)

Living in Kairos appears to be a function of being a human in tune with the natural cycles of time.. Take a look at The Law of Time website for more info about a global movement based around being in ‘natural’ time.

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