Chronos and Kairos

In Ancient Greek, there were two words for time: Chronos and Kairos.

Chronos we are very familiar with. It is what we tend to think of time as. Something linear, like a watch.

Kairos, on the other hand, is much more difficult to translate. But it’s best to think of it as a window of opportunity, here in the moment, right now.

The thing is, our mind and body can be in two different places. And thanks to the invention of email, the internet and smart phones, we tend to be thinking about something or somewhere else rather than being present.

Yet, there is only now. Time is not borrowed, stolen, given or reserved. You can’t buy it.

That is why your attention is your most precious resource. How are you spending it?