Morning, just after sunrise, one reddish corolla opens its petals. As the mostly vulnerable creatures strew petal by petal the flowers of their heart, the minds discover the deep joy and hope. O… it’s a such memorable, presentable, and future-able event because the fragrance still stays infinitely, even when the wind blows them away. The fragrance floats then blushed crimson with enjoyment of life…
Chronology is concrete. It is a human attempt to systemize the order of God’s creation and measures time in an orderly fashion. Through chronology, by making plan, we can create schedule, work on our achievement, 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 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. Sometime we said, “Oh, this is my day! I got IT! This is IT!” for the things that happen unexpectedly 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 was offered would be close. 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 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. Having no ideas of how blessed we are as human—as the ones who have so many blessings!
We tend to be unconscious to touch, to 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 every single event personally; at 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.