May, 2018

Williamette River

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.



1 thought on “May, 2018”

  1. What a word or slogan means to an individual is a fascinating idea. What in our unique make-up results in one word having different connotations to people? For me timshel suggests permission. ‘May’. . .’permission’. Memories of all night dorm discussions my freshman year of college. A time when life stretched endlessly before me; al time for deconstructing the universe.


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