The Greeks created two words for time, one is Chronos - measured time. This is the time on the clock, the time that rules our day and our lives. The other is Kairos - soulful time - time that speeds up or slows down and is all based on experience. It's a measure of moments, not seconds. Referring to the right moment, the opportune moment.
We can all agree that we'd like a little more Kairos in our days and a lot less chronos. We'd love to be in the flow of our genius for as long as possible - when time simply has no beginning nor end.
If you're reading this it's because you have a vision for your life - you know that it's made up of moments of pure bliss and moments of work. It's made up of people who support you and cheer you on and times when you have to be that for others. Time to you is relative, yet precious and regardless of your age you know you don't want to waste a single minute. If you're reading this then you have a pretty good idea of what being in the 'flow' in your 'genius' feels like.
For years I would complain that there just wasn't enough time - time to fit it all in; but this concept got me asking the question, "what if I look at my time differently?"
In my work it's all about the sprint and marathon - there are times when I have to have my head down and burrow through whatever is in my way. I have to stay focused (focused time) and get the job done. This sprint might only be for a month or 90 days but it's focused effort, with focused time to get a precise result.
Then there's the marathon - here I work the things I created during the sprint, in this space I'm able to take a little more time and create. I'm able to enjoy the fruits of my labor, build new relationships (create new memories) and honor my down time because of the work I put in. Here it's all about the experience, being in the moment and relishing every minute of it.
It's so easy to get bogged down with the day to day but at the end of you day how do you feel? What connections did you make, whose life did you enhance, what difference did you make? It isn't chronos that we'll be remembering, regretting or holding on too in the end; it's kairos. Kairos are all the moments in between that created the spark! That caused you to look left when you normally would have turned right. It's losing your passport and getting stuck in a city for a few extra days and discovering paradise. It's forgetting something at the office, having to go back and running into the future love of your life.
Kairos is all the moments that make up the whole that if you're not paying attention, you miss. Chronos (measured time) will continue on, no doubt. It will stress you out and eat you alive (Google Chronos and see the depictions for yourself) but it will not and can not sustain you.
So when you think of this life, the life you have left - how do you want to spend it? Don't let a death sentence, or a prognosis be the alarm you need to take control of your life and finally LIVE. Not everyday will be perfect, and you can't have fun all the time and most importantly no one expects you to love every part of your job. BUT you do have the power of your emotions, it's up to you how you feel, what you do and how you react.
Choose to be of the highest energy, and all the abundance, the love, the excitement, the joy that you can handle will find it's way to you. Everything you want is on the other end of time. So make every moment count.