For as long as I can remember guests have commented on the Londolozi Time Warp…
“It feels like I have been here forever but at the same time if feels like I have just arrived, how is that possible?”
Living in connected wilderness for all of my life, I can confirm that Africa bends time, creates time and helps you forget time all together!
This phenomenon was best described by John O’Donohue. He said; “The Greeks believed that time had secret structure. There was the moment of Epiphany when time suddenly opened and something was revealed in luminous clarity. There was the moment of krisis when time got entangled and directions became confused and contradictory. There was also the moment of kairos; this was the propitious moment. Time opened up in kindness and promise. All the energies cohered to offer a fecund occasion of initiative, creativity, and promise.”
Part of the art of living wisely is to learn to recognise and attend to such profound openings in one’s life.
‘The moment of Kairos’ – I think the Greeks where onto something and they were not the only ones. Long-time Londolozi guests have created ‘The House Of NOW‘ a brand that is trying to remind people stay in kairos…
“How often do we get stuck dwelling on yesterday, worrying about tomorrow, and forgetting to appreciate how beautiful life is right here and now. We have so many demands on our attention. It’s a constant challenge to remember to be who we are, and stay in the moment. We realised that we look at our phone constantly. The average human spends approximately 4-6 hours a day staring at a screen” – The House of NOW
They have created a luxurious wearable reminder with only one goal- to keep us mindful, present, and in the now. How have they done this? They’ve created a watch that doesn’t tell the time but rather says NOW…
We were very excited that recently they selected to do there new product shoot here in Africa on location at Londolozi.
The shoot was a magical experience with animals often walking into shot – quite by accident and at the last minute – from a beautiful elephant to a Lilic-breasted roller. While this was a high fashion shoot I wanted to show you some of the Kairos moments in action, photographed exquisitely by Amanda Ritchie.
The House of Now have created this fun, simple, elegant, wearable reminder that sits on the our wrist to pull our attention back to the world around us. It’s never been more important to be mindful and present.
Time is yours – remember to cherish it. Have you ever found yourself in Kairos time? We would love to hear about it below…
“Life gives you plenty of time to do whatever you want to do if you stay in the present moment” — Deepak Chopra
Lastly if you are looking for a gift for that person who has it all this Festive Season, maybe check out The House of Now wearable, because the greatest gift is being in the NOW!!
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Hi Bronwyn, spectacular reading and so very true. Time is precious and should be respected and at the same time appreciated. Put a guard before you speak, so that you don’t hurt people. Remember to be kind , try to help where you can is the essence of life. Once something is spoken you cannot take it back, so think before you speak. Live each day as if it is your last day on earth.
Time is precious and important and it is wonderful to be able to spend time in the bush. For me as much as possible. And a nice advertisement for watches?
Advertorial for Rolex – I hope they paid you well!
A nice thought provoking blog Bronwyn. Enjoyed reding it. Time is timeless and we need to live in the moment and soak in the things that surround us. Thanks for sharing.
Very interesting brand concept! As a geoscientist and planetary scientist, time is something very close to my heart. I teach about it every semester. One of the complicating factors is that Earth time spans so many orders of magnitude. The Earth, as far as we can tell, is about 4.6 billion years old. This contrasts with the short time span some planetary processes take to complete. For example, meteorite impact structures caused by hypervelocity impact (the Vredefort Impact Structure near Parys is a great example and one that I’ve worked with before) provide evidence that some geologic processes are over in seconds, minutes, or hours. It’s not really surprising that our human minds (which are really quite short-term) can’t really conceive of these varying timespans. So, you’re right, our only alternative is to live (and enjoy) in the moment!