As long as humans existed they watched heaven, nature, the stars and the moon to conjure some kind of sense for their own life. By doing so our ancestors found out early on that there is actually a ‘concept of right timing’. Here is a quote from the bible to show why ‘right timing’ mattes, even in biblical times.
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant,
a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;…
The Bible, Ecclesiastes 3
What is ‘right timing’?
When I grew up in Austria my family went on frequent hiking trips into the Alps. Us children particularly enjoyed the trips when we went up gorges, using a variety of old wooden bridges that went over wild Alpine rivers. From there we watched the waterfalls shooting down the mountain. The views were spectacular.
One day I overheard a local man explaining to a group of climbers of how these bridges were installed. I still remember to this day when he said, “…and the most important part is to cut the wood at the right time in the moon cycle. Because then you can be guaranteed that the wood does not rot. As you can see this bridge has been standing in water now for over 200 years and no sign of rot”.
Today the concept of cutting wood at the right time is still employed. The Guadua bamboo is one of the strongest bamboo variety in the world. When harvested correctly it is as strong as steel and used for building bridges and houses. Please read more here why right timing matters in the harvest of the Guadua bamboo.
I was then and I am still fascinated by these stories. Many scientists have always thought these ‘hocus pocus’ methods are nothing else but weird heir loom, but when you see these bridges with your own eyes, the proof of ‘right timing’ is just there, right in front of your own eyes. Below is an analogy that shows how ‘right timing’ can work for you
Why ‘right timing’ matters – rowing with and not against the tides
Picture yourself – You are on a beach next to a small rowing boat and you want to row to the little island you can see in the distance. Of course you can set off at any time and somehow you will get there.
But how about using a smarter way to get there by looking at the weather forecast and choosing a time when you can go with the tide and not row against it. Your journey will be far more pleasant, less strenuous and you will not only arrive in good spirit and less exhausted at your chosen destination, but you also get there faster and can put the gained time to good use! So why would you want to go at any other time?
The same metaphor also applies to many activities. Why make it hard on yourself when you can go with the natural flow. Sign up to our newsletter, read the LWTM Goal Planner and work with the calendars. Give it a try for 3 months and see for yourself how you can benefit from the concept of ‘Right timing’.