Getting Spiritually Honest
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What’s your soul story? Watterson continues: In my experience, there is a story the ego is telling me about who I am and what is happening in my life that is filled with fear. And the voice of fear is usually loud and very close – right all up in my face. And then there’s another story that the voice of the soul is ceaselessly recounting to me beneath all that surface noise. These two stories are told in two different kinds of time: chronos and kairos. Chronos, or chronological time, is linear, sequential “clock time”: this is where the ego lives and thrives. We often want time to unfold in this way, one event following the next and arriving just when we want it to arrive. Kairos, on the other hand, is non-linear, sacred time – the right or opportune moment. Kairos is the sacred time needed for us to meet with not only what fulfills us but also what fulfills a need in the world. Kairos works on our soul’s timing, not the laminated timetable the ego has set up for our life. Kairos–time allows things to unfold naturally; nothing is forced or contrived into being out of fear. If we can let go of the stories that have been defining and confining us in linear time, we can align our identity with a deeper truth – with the soul-story beneath the surface drama of who we are according to the ego. We can dive beneath the wreck we fear we’ve made of our lives to hear the story our soul is living out. Listening to my soul-story allows me to release the idea that life is something happening to me. I lift a veil between me and the Divine every time I remember the truth that I am the author of my own narrative. I am empowered to choose which story I am going to live.
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