Morning, just after sunrise, one reddish corolla opens its petals. As the most vulnerable creatures strew petal by petal the flowers of their heart, their minds discover deep joy and hope. O… it’s such a memorable, presentable, and future-able event because the fragrance stays infinitely, even when the wind blows them away. The fragrance floats then blushed crimson with the enjoyment of life…
Chronology is concrete. It is a human attempt to systemize the order of God’s creation and measure time in an orderly fashion. Through a chronology, by making a plan, we can create a schedule, work on our achievements, and reach our goals effectively. We could remember the past and plan the future. It is really valuable in our hands if we use it well. Chronology is determined by the flesh.
Kairos is a Greek word. It is abstract. It is different from chronology. It refers to the appointed time. It is the right time, the fullness of time, the time of opportunity for action or change. In spirituality, it is to describe the qualitative form of time. Sometimes we say, “Oh, this is my day! I got IT! This is IT!” for unexpected things, and we love to have it.
The tragedy of being ignorant of our Kairos is that when it is over, it is over. Probably one of our windows of destiny that were offered would be closed. The river will never be in the same place twice. The Kairos moment may never return again! Have you ever watched the movie “Sliding Door?” It is about a small event that probably can change your life!
It seems, many times, we get more caught up with chronology time, and we really seldom discern the Kairos moment.
We tend to be unconscious of our Kairos moments, having no idea when our time arrives or our time to change begins. We don’t know how blessed we are as humans—as the ones with so many blessings!
We tend to be unconscious to touch and connect to our inner movement. We are unaware of our time of tasting the love around! That God, The Ultimate Power, had and has been touching us at every single moment and event personally, from the time we wake up in the morning until the time we close our eyes at night and even when we are in our deep sleep.
How far have you prepared for your personal Kairos!
Rony Kusnadi, Ph.D.