The power of choosing; the faculty or endowment of the soul by which it is capable of choosing; the faculty or power of the mind by which we decide to do or not to do; the power or faculty of preferring or selecting one of two or more objects.
The choice which is made; a determination or preference which results from the act or exercise of the power of choice; a volition.
The choice or determination of one who has authority; a decree; a command; discretionary pleasure.
As an auxiliary, will is used to denote futurity dependent on the verb. Thus, in first person, "I will" denotes willingness, consent, promise; and when "will" is emphasized, it denotes determination or fixed purpose; as, I will go if you wish; I will go at all hazards. In the second and third persons, the idea of distinct volition, wish, or purpose is evanescent, and simple certainty is appropriately expressed; as, "You will go," or "He will go," describes a future event as a fact only. To emphasize will denotes (according to the tone or context) certain futurity or fixed determination.
To form a distinct volition of; to determine by an act of choice; to ordain; to decree.
To enjoin or command, as that which is determined by an act of volition; to direct; to order.
To exercise an act of volition; to choose; to decide; to determine; to decree.
Essential function of being, experienced as purpose, choice, causality, ability to express or act; with three aspectsstrong, skillful, good.
the principle of volition that controls the inner vehicles. The lowest octave of the will is anchored in the ego, and is referred to as willfulness, rebellion, or desire-driven will. The next octave of the will is anchored in the etheric body of the Metaconscious mind, links the activity of the Metaconscious and Subconscious minds, and governs habit. The third octave of will is rules the entire personality, and is referred to as choice, goal-setting, self-direction, the skillful will, or the intelligent will. Several higher octaves of will operate in the Superconscious mind. These Superconscious octaves of will are coordinated by the Transpersonal Will of the Soul. The will is at the foundation of behavior, the directed intelligent activities of cognition, and use of the innate abilities of the individual.
The capacity to choose and to act meaningfully and not reactively is the faculty of the will. This is also our gift of freedom which opens a space that is not filled with caprice or simple instinct.
The power of control the mind has over whether, or to what degree, to engage the striving instincts. Although an intellectual awareness of the need to employ these instincts or an affective concern for their use may exist, free will makes that determination. See Levels of Effort.
Ego strength and stability. Indicates some amount of control over the instincts.
One of the Four Faculties, originally termed ‘Ego' in the Automatic Script (a borrowing from Madame Blavatsky rather than from the English translators of Freud). It represents the life-force in a relatively basic form, the will to continue. Without Mask it has no aim, but with the appropriate focus becomes the creative force. The Will is not always the dominant Faculty but is the one which determines the Phase in which a person is located, so that a those of Phase 17 have their Will at Phase 17, although the other Faculties are located elsewhere.