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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Wabi-sabi Finding beauty within the imperfections of life and peacefully accepting the natural cycle of growth and decay. Japanese beauty awareness
Oneirataxia The inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality English awareness feeling
Qì (氣) Lit. air, breath; ‘life force/energy’. Chinese health awareness
Zanshin (残心) Lit. ‘remaining/enduring heart-mind’; a state of relaxed mental alertness (especially in the face of danger or stress). Japanese awareness
Dadirri Inner, deep listening and quiet, still awareness out of respect. Ngangiwumirr awareness
Dépaysement The feeling of being in an environment that you are not used to French feeling awareness change
Mokita The truth we all know but agree not to talk about. Kilivila awareness thinking society
Monachopsis The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place English awareness society
Sóphrosuné (σωφροσύνη) excellence of character and soundness of mind; leads to other beneficial qualities, such as moderation and self-control. Greek awareness
Moledro A feeling of resonant connection with an author or artist you'll never meet, who may have lived centuries ago and thousands of miles away English awareness connection
Vorfreude The joyful, intense anticipation that comes from imagining future pleasures German time awareness happiness
Torschlusspanik The fear that time is running out on achieving life goals German growth awareness
Xíng qì (行氣) Volitionally (e.g., mentally) circulating or directing qi. Chinese growth awareness strength
Nuchshlepper Someone who follows another person; a hanger-on Yiddish awareness adverse persistence
La douleur exquise The pain that comes from wanting someone you can’t have French feeling awareness love
Yokomeshi Literal: "meal eaten sideways"; the stress caused by speaking a foreign language Japanese stress feeling awareness
Jijivisha The strong, eternal desire to live and to continue living Hindi philosophy life awareness
Morriña Nostalgia that you feel when you are far from home Galician feeling awareness life
Rubatosis The unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat English physical health awareness
Rückkehhrunruhe The feeling of returning home after an immersive trip only to find it fading rapidly from your awareness. German awareness time
Yaqin (يقين) Certitude and freedom from doubt. Arabic feeling awareness
Morriña To miss something, especially your land, the place where you lived or were born. Galician feeling awareness reflection
Anima Soul; spirit; breath; mind Latin positive awareness
Anánkē (Ανάγκη) destiny, fate, necessity. Greek awareness
Sophrosyne A healthy state of mind, characterized by self-control, moderation, and a deep awareness of one's true self, and resulting in one's true happiness. Greek awareness happiness reflection



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