What exactly is Kairos? Big time k-drama lovers could have come across the word”Kairos”. It is from an on-going drama which is quite underrated in my opinion. Kairos is the title of that drama and is my inspiration for this write-up. Originally a Greek word, Kairos means a critical or opportune moment. This also extends to mean the right time, or the time provides by the opportunity which is best for an action to take place.
While the drama provides the protagonists and antagonists with an opportunity to fix their past selves, or to reflect on their present or even future, this post is more advisory. This so happens in the sense that it’ll help you identify your moment of Kairos.
At some point in our lives, we probably wished or even still wish we could change some things, or fix up a particular error we made. People wise, we probably feel we should or shouldn’t have met certain people. All of these are normal but what if we viewed some of our decisions from a different angle (the Kairos angle)?
What if our issues were not as a result of the decisions we made but the time or period in which we made them? What if we missed our Kairos moment?
An Indian proverb (another thing I learned from a drama titled crash landing on you) says that sometimes the wrong train could take you to the right station. In other words, we could have made these wrong decisions but at the right time so we wouldn’t have been affected. In the same vein, we could have as well made the right decisions but at the wrong timing. What am I saying in essence? The issues we faced as regards those decisions probably stemmed from the timing of the actions and not the actions themselves. This is where Kairos comes in.
To the question of the day; how do you know your Kairos? Since Kairos is an opportune moment, it is hard that such a time could pass you by leaving you oblivious. Kairos could either come as a second chance at something or even an opportunity you’ve been waiting a long time for. It could also be in form of a problem and as a philosopher once said, problems are only opportunities in work clothes. I pray the almighty would not let our opportune moment pass us by.
Things that happen at a Kairos period guarantee utmost victory because they’re happening at the right time. As a person reading this post, do you believe in the order of time or the order of events? Do you believe in Kairos? If your answer to my last question is yes, then you probably make sense of this post. I urge you to identify your Kairos.
Finally, for those who may be interested in knowing how the movie ends, it’s still on-going but I hope you check it out as it could be a good help in making you identify your Kairos( Kairos means a critical or opportune moment). While the movie is time travel-related and goes from past to present, this post encourages you to make use of your Kairos now so as not to regret it in the future. Time travel is a thing that happens only in movies so it would be better for us to help ourselves by acting now so we don’t have to act later.
Most importantly, this post is pointing you to one sentence; Know your Kairos.