Living Life on Kairos Time

Cup of coffee with view on Vesuvius mount in Naples | The Caregiving Cornerstone | Kairos

KAIROS is an Ancient Greek word meaning the right, critical, or opportune moment. The ancient Greeks had two words for time: CHRONOS and KAIROS.  The former refers to chronological or sequential time, while the latter signifies a proper or opportune time for action…per Wikipedia.

Caroline Myss, a teacher I respect, sees KAIROS time as vertical.  Vertical as Universe time, GOD’S time and CHRONOS as chronological, earth time.

This vertical, timeless, view of life has been a gift beyond measure to me so I will do my best to share what I hope you’ll find interesting and helpful.  Yesterday and tomorrow are not significant if time is vertical.  Living in vertical time means having your thoughts focused on NOW.  Nothing to the left (your past) and nothing to the right (your future) exists on a vertical timeline of NOW.  Many of us have heard about living in the NOW (read: Eckhart Tolle).  Its a way to find peace in your life that I and millions of people around the world are extremely grateful to Mr. Tolle and others for sharing with humanity.

If you learn best using visuals, as I do, the vertical concept of living NOW opens up a whole new world.  Not only can we live a peaceful life through acceptance and surrender as Eckhart Tolle teaches, but by releasing our past and truly not worrying about our future, we open space in our thinking for the intelligence of the laws of nature to come through. We unblock the opening through which inspiration and inner guidance comes. There’s room for new ideas when you let go of old issues and do not fear your future.  Room for solutions to situations to occur to you.  Room to breathe and dream and be inspired by your own genius.  You know how when you’re trying hard to think of something and you let go of it and move on, it suddenly pops into your head?  It’s like that. You made space for your thought to materialize. It’s just a law of nature.

The old saying CARPE DIEM (Seize the Day) suggests that opportunity is always available to us. When you’re thinking vertically,  serendipity has the opportunity to play in your life and miracles that come out of nowhere start to feel natural. People come into our lives that we never imagined would be there to help us with our needs. You don’t even recognize it at first.  It’s often after the fact that we say, aha!  That was the Universe at play.  Nature taking its course.  The hand of God.

All events show up at the perfect time in KAIROS time. Even the difficulties and challenges become obviously for our own good.  Its the challenge you must learn from as your humanity grows.  Sometimes that takes awhile.  Caregiving can be a great challenge.  Love and understanding help give us patience. Practice letting go of the past and not thinking about the future.  Focus on NOW, putting one foot in front of the other as honestly and truthfully and lovingly as you know how.  Serendipity will play, miracles will happen. Be more patient than Job. You’ll be rewarded.  You can’t outsmart nature. You only slow it down. It’s like being able to start over, only being smarter this time around.

I wish you the perfection of a KAIROS time life!



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