New Thing #003: Living a day clock free

Something new: living a day clock free

Ever since I started reading “The Time Keeper” by Mitch Albom, I started thinking about the arbitrariness of time, and measuring it, and what life would be like if we didn’t think of it in such rigid terms as we tend to.

Soon after, I ran into this idea of “Kronos vs. Kairos” time here, here, and here.

Quoting from the first blog post I linked to above, here is a quick explanation of what the two are:
Chronos time is what we live in. It’s regular time, it’s one minute at a time, it’s staring down the clock until the work day is over, it’s thirty excruciating minutes in traffic, it’s four screaming minutes in an angry outburst, it’s two hours till lunch time. Chronos is the hard, slow passing time we humans often live in. Then there’s Kairos time. Kairos is God’s time. It’s time outside of time. It’s metaphysical time. Kairos is those magical moments in which time stands still. I have a few of those moments each day, and I cherish them.”

So. Merging these concepts together, I thought I’d give this a shot: trying to go through one day without looking at a clock/watch (ofc, I chose a weekend when I didn’t have lectures to attend. ;P). So, basically, I tried to invite just a little more spontaneity and a little less rigidness in my life, just for a day, and follow my own mind and body’s time rather than a mechanical clocks~ 🙂


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