Eunoia

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Yugen A profound, mysterious sense of the beauty of the universe…and the sad beauty of human suffering. Japanese beauty awareness philosophy
Jijivisha The strong, eternal desire to live and to continue living Hindi philosophy life awareness
Liberosis The desire to care less about things. English thinking awareness
Monachopsis The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place English awareness society
Être dépaysé To be in an environment you're not used to French change society awareness
Qarrtsiluni Sitting together in the darkness, waiting for inspiration to strike you Iñupiaq awareness thinking reflection
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
Nodus tollens The realization that the plot of your life doesn't make sense to you anymore. English philosophy awareness life
Vorfreude The joyful, intense anticipation that comes from imagining future pleasures German time awareness happiness
Rückkehhrunruhe The feeling of returning home after an immersive trip only to find it fading rapidly from your awareness. German awareness time
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
Dépaysement The feeling of being in an environment that you are not used to French feeling awareness change
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’ Swedish empathy emotion awareness
Qì (氣) Lit. air, breath; ‘life force/energy’. Chinese health awareness
Yaqin (يقين) Certitude and freedom from doubt. Arabic feeling awareness
Wabi-sabi Finding beauty within the imperfections of life and peacefully accepting the natural cycle of growth and decay. Japanese beauty awareness
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
Dadirri Inner, deep listening and quiet, still awareness out of respect. Ngangiwumirr awareness
Rubatosis The unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat English physical health awareness
Vemödalen The fear that everything has already been done. For example: the frustration of photographing something amazing when thousands of identical photos already exist. English philosophy awareness art
Ubuntu A quality that includes the essential human virtues; compassion and humanity. Zulu beauty character awareness
Moriturism The sudden reminder that you will one day no longer occupy this earth English awareness philosophy life
Zhì (智) Wisdom, perspicacity, knowledge. Chinese thinking awareness
Xíng qì (行氣) Volitionally (e.g., mentally) circulating or directing qi. Chinese growth awareness strength




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