"Chronos is clocks, deadlines, watches, calendars, agendas, planners, schedules, beepers. Chronos is time at her worst. Chronos keeps track. ...Chronos is the world's time. Kairos is transcendence, infinity, reverence, joy, passion, love, the Sacred. Kairos is intimacy with the Real. Kairos is time at her best. ...Kairos is Spirit's time. We exist in chronos. We long for kairos. That's our duality. Chronos requires speed so that it won't be wasted. Kairos requires space so that it might be savored. We do in chronos. In kairos we're allowed to be ... It takes only a moment to cross over from chronos into kairos, but it does take a moment. All that kairos asks is our willingness to stop running long enough to hear the music of the spheres."
In Greek mythology, both Chronos and Kairos are gods with wings reminding us that "time flies". They were often portrayed with long hair growing on their faces, but with bald heads. It was said that if you saw Kairos coming toward you, you could grab him by the hair as he came closer, but once he moved passed you, there was nothing to grab since his head was bare. A missed "opportune" moment.