: a line (as of rope or chain) by which an animal is fastened so as to restrict its range of movement
: a line to which someone or something is attached (as for security)
: the limit of one’s strength or resources
Tether (n): late 14th century, “rope for fastening an animal,” not found in Old English, probably from a Scandinavian source akin to Old Norse tjoor “tether,” from Proto-Germanic teudran, from Proto-Indo-European root deu- “to fasten” + instrumentive suffix – tro-. Figurative sense of “measure of one’s limitations” is attested from 1570s.
“God is the light bulb, to where faith is the light switch.”
Antony Ciccone (b. 1968, American poet and author)
"Language tethers us to the world; without it we spin like atoms."
Penelope Lively (b. 1933, British author of children and adults fictional books)
"Before digital and mobile communications effectively tethered us to an invisible, infinite 'wire,' even those with the most hectic schedules were usually willing to answer the phone if they happened to be home when it rang."
Meghan Daum (b. 1970, American author, essays, and journalist)
"I am not a person that is particularly tethered to fashion, which I think is obvious to anyone who's seen me."
Janeane Garofalo (b. 1964, American actress, writer, comedian, and political activist)
"You have to fight to hold on to the important things."
Anna Jarzab (b.1984, author, best known for writing book, "Tether")
“You have to fight to hold on to the important things.”
During this challenging times, it’s important we create those disciplines that tether ourselves to those principals we believe in. It doesn’t’ matter what parts of the political, religious, cultural spectra we reside. What matters is how committed we are to those belief systems that advance mankind. It’s about the paths we take towards our evolutionary consciousness. It’s about the nature of our characters, and how we respond in the midst of challenges and crises.
Albert Einstein once said:
“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.”
Our world is evolving exponentially and becoming so complex that no one individual can solve any one dilemma by himself or herself. It must be a group effort, and these problems must be resolved with our ever-evolving consciousness. We must also trust that will have everything we need to do so, all the resources, brainpower and heart power we can muster, together!
Hold on, sojourners! Tether to each other in love, kindness, and in faith.
Miraculously Yours, Tonya