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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Razbliuto The feeling for someone you used to love but no longer do Russian love change awareness
Lha’i rnal ‘byor (ལྷའི་རྣལ་འབྱོར) Deity meditation/yoga; an advanced practice in which one visualises interacting with, or ‘accomplishing’ (i.e., being), a deity. Tibetan awareness physical
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
Onism The frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits just one place at a time. English awareness reflection thinking
Nodus tollens The realization that the plot of your life doesn't make sense to you anymore. English philosophy awareness life
Monachopsis The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place English awareness society
Lítost Sate of agony and torment created by the sudden sight of one’s own misery. Czech adverse awareness fate
Yokomeshi Literal: "meal eaten sideways"; the stress caused by speaking a foreign language Japanese stress feeling awareness
Occhiolism The awareness of the smallness of your perspective English awareness life society
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
Morriña Nostalgia that you feel when you are far from home Galician feeling awareness life
Mātauranga The comprehension, or understanding of the universe Nogay awareness thinking reflection
Nuchshlepper Someone who follows another person; a hanger-on Yiddish awareness adverse persistence
Yugen A profound, mysterious sense of the beauty of the universe…and the sad beauty of human suffering. Japanese beauty awareness philosophy
Anánkē (Ανάγκη) destiny, fate, necessity. Greek awareness
Anima Soul; spirit; breath; mind Latin positive 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
Être dépaysé To be in an environment you're not used to French change society awareness
Mamihlapinatapai Two people looking at each other each hoping the other will do what both desire but neither is willing to do. Yaghan love connection awareness
Gretchenfrage A direct question with the intention of unveiling the underlying thoughts of the person being questioned German awareness connection
Seijaku (静寂) Quiet (sei) tranquillity (jaku); silence, calm, serenity (especially in the midst of activity or chaos). Japanese awareness beauty
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
Dépaysement The feeling of being in an environment that you are not used to French feeling awareness change
Qarrtsiluni Sitting together in the darkness, waiting for inspiration to strike you Iñupiaq awareness thinking reflection



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