Eunoia

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Opia the ambiguous intensity of eye-contact which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable. English society awareness
Qarrtsiluni Sitting together in the darkness, waiting for inspiration to strike you Iñupiaq awareness thinking reflection
Monachopsis The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place English awareness society
Zanshin (残心) Lit. ‘remaining/enduring heart-mind’; a state of relaxed mental alertness (especially in the face of danger or stress). Japanese awareness
Énouement The bittersweetness of having arrived in the future, seeing how things turn out, but not being able to tell your past self. French awareness philosophy
Moriturism The sudden reminder that you will one day no longer occupy this earth English awareness philosophy life
Wabi-sabi Finding beauty within the imperfections of life and peacefully accepting the natural cycle of growth and decay. Japanese beauty awareness
Xíng qì (行氣) Volitionally (e.g., mentally) circulating or directing qi. Chinese growth awareness strength
Kenshō (見性) Seeing (ken) one’s nature or essence (shō); perceiving one’s Buddha nature; sometimes interpreted as an initial or brief awakening. Japanese awareness growth
Rückkehrunruhe The feeling of returning home after an immersive trip only to find it fading rapidly from your awareness. German awareness time
Nakakapag pabagabag Something that brings about excessive anxiety or restlessness for a period of time; something that is making you nervous Tagalog stress feeling awareness
Ubuntu A quality that includes the essential human virtues; compassion and humanity. Zulu beauty character awareness
Yokomeshi Literal: "meal eaten sideways"; the stress caused by speaking a foreign language Japanese stress feeling awareness
Sous-entendu Don't listen to what you heard. Listen for the message embedded. French awareness reflection
Qì (氣) Lit. air, breath; ‘life force/energy’. Chinese health awareness
Niksen Sitting down and do nothing at all, thinking of nothing at all Dutch feeling awareness
Vorfreude The joyful, intense anticipation that comes from imagining future pleasures German time awareness happiness
Onism The frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits just one place at a time. English awareness reflection thinking
Uffda A sympathetic word to be used when someone else is in pain. It combines ‘Ouch for you’ and ‘Oh, I’m sorry you hurt yourself’ Norwegian empathy emotion 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
Kokoro A unity of mind and heart. Japanese awareness feeling
Yugen A profound, mysterious sense of the beauty of the universe…and the sad beauty of human suffering. Japanese beauty awareness philosophy
Liberosis The desire to care less about things. English thinking awareness
Dhakkann "The shroud of clouds concealed the sun." Someone too naive to see the truth in things, also used in a derogatory way Hindi adverse awareness
Gretchenfrage A direct question with the intention of unveiling the underlying thoughts of the person being questioned German awareness connection




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