The qualities and characteristics of Sophia moments include: timing, way opening/way closing and they originate in our inner and outer world. In this blog entry, I will address the timing quality.
The Greeks had two definitions for time. “Chronos” time or chronological time is time as we typically define it in our culture. This is time that is scheduled, managed, organized and programmed into our “to do” lists and blackberries. “Kairos time”, the other Greek definition of time, is more fitting for Sophia moments. It has its own natural rhythm or beat and cannot be controlled, managed or structured. “Kairos time” occurs in its own time. It beats to its own drum. It is what I think John Lennon meant when he said, “Life is what happens to you, while you’re busy making other plans.”
Going back to my story about my Dad:
I felt so alone and sad. I was devastated as I fell asleep that night beside my husband. I was awakened (or was I still asleep) by a presence in my room. It was a man who knelt beside my bed and gently held my hand.
“Everything is going to be alright,” he said softly.
I would not have imagined in my wildest dreams that the guidance I was seeking under such distress, would have appeared in the manner in which it occurred. Similarly, these moments can happen to you at anytime and potentially in a way that you had not anticipated.