For something that we take for granted, timing is the trackers most powerfull tool. No matter what we do, if we get it right we could be in for amazing experience, get it wrong and the consequences may be less pleasurable.
I have watched lion hunt at night. We flooded them with IR and watched. They move, and then go to ground, no luck they move again and go to ground again, the sequence goes on until and animal gets the timing wrong and walks straight into the pride. All ambush predators learn the consquences of miss-timing a pounce.
So if timing is so important, what can we do to improve our timing. Its a suject that I think about lots when Im in an area where wrong timing could cost you your life. Its as though another sense kicks in.
In our busy lives, timing comes into work, rest and play, but I wonder if, like some of our other hunter- gatherer skills we are losing our deep sense of timing. Convenience 24hour stores, on-line any time.
On courses, I teach a simple time skill, that has not only saved my life, but also saved the lives of others, and brought nature very close.