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Getting Back in Time

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September 28, 2021

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Getting Back in Time

When we are being, not only are we collaborating with chronological time, but we are touching on kairos and are freed from the normal restrictions of time.

– Madeleine L’Engle –

Getting Back in Time

“Time has a hold on us, there is no escaping it. Sometimes it can seem to govern our lives: we’re pressed for it; we don’t have any; it’s running out. We need to be on time and in time. At other ‘times’ we can find we have got time on our hands — or better, the ease of having all the time in the world. It is such a vital aspect of our lives that telling the time is one of the first skills we teach our children. However, after the early years of primary school, and despite its ever-presence and undoubted significance, time disappears from the curriculum.” In this thoughtful essay, Richard Gault explores the difference between clock time, and the Greek notion of ‘kairos’, or ‘knowing the right moment,’ and surfaces ways in which technology has radically altered our relationship to time. { read more }

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For more inspiration, check out this On Being interview with Richard Rohr, “Living in Deep Time.” { more }

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