The ancient Greeks had two words for time - chronos and Kairos. Chronos is quantitative and refers to clock time that can be measured in seconds, minutes, hours, years. On the other hand, Kairos is qualitative and measures moments, not seconds. “To everything 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, and a time to pluck up that which is planted…” and so on.
Here the emphasis is on Kairos as the opportune, perfect or right moment, which one takes a breath and in the gap before one exhales destiny could be changed.
Timing might be viewed in a different way in every cultures and religions throughout the world, which is perfectly OK. But one surefire way to understand timing is to consciously live in the moment and seize the moment.
Living in the moment does not mean you don't make room for memories nor have plans for the future; it simply means that you need to be mindful of the moment and live your life by not trying to rehash the past or escape in to the future.
I sincerely believe that living in the moment leverages our limited dimension of human senses to attune to the slightest hint of opportunity to seize a moment by stretching out beyond the way we were taught to only comprehend things sequentially in the 3-dimensional world.
To be conscious of the moment and be aware of the constant chatter of one's mind is not only freeing the mind that needs to be always in control, but also a way to awaken that deep knowledge of feeling content and security; to be comfortable enough to embark on an open-ended quest to the unknown. Among other things unsubstantiated fear and self-judgment are the main deterring factors to go yonder to the uncharted territories, which more often than not, our deep thirst to know the mysteries of our life questions would be quenched.
Most of the time, we are the outcome of our surroundings, unless God help us to see through a window, we never knew existed. I found this window later in life and this discovery has helped me to "never stop looking for what's not there" and also see life with a different perspective. I am also reminded of Jesus's teaching, which remind us not to worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself and each day has enough trouble of its own.