I shared in my last post that I believe words matter. One’s intent by use, tone, choice, etc. reflects purpose. Timshel is a fascinating word. Its influence is contagious. It can encompass multiple-layered vision, situations, and cross-over word/phrase associations. For example, a word such as “free-will” encompasses the thou mayest outlook. There are many others, depending mainly on individual interpretation.
The following is a great use of timshel rooted words (feelings, opinion ,etc. ) on
a subject that may be of interest to you. It is from the late Oliver Sach’s book “Gratitude.”
“I feel a sudden clear focus and perspective. There is no time for anything nonessential. I must focus on myself, my work, my friends,. I shall no longer look at the NewsHour every night. I shall pay no attention to politics or arguments about global warming. This is not indifference but detachment.
– I still care about the Middle East, about global warming, about growing inequality, but they belong to the future. I rejoice when I meet gifted young people. I feel the future is in good hands.