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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Qarrtsiluni Sitting together in the darkness, waiting for inspiration to strike you Iñupiaq awareness thinking reflection
Morriña Nostalgia that you feel when you are far from home Galician feeling awareness life
Xíng qì (行氣) Volitionally (e.g., mentally) circulating or directing qi. Chinese growth awareness strength
Monachopsis The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place English awareness society
Gretchenfrage A direct question with the intention of unveiling the underlying thoughts of the person being questioned German awareness connection
Torschlusspanik The fear that time is running out on achieving life goals German growth awareness
Sonder the realization that everyone has a life as vivid and complex as your own); coined by John Koenig. English philosophy awareness
Être dépaysé To be in an environment you're not used to French change society awareness
Dadirri Inner, deep listening and quiet, still awareness out of respect. Ngangiwumirr awareness
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
La douleur exquise The pain that comes from wanting someone you can’t have French feeling awareness love
Nodus tollens The realization that the plot of your life doesn't make sense to you anymore. English philosophy awareness life
Jijivisha The strong, eternal desire to live and to continue living Hindi philosophy life awareness
Anima Soul; spirit; breath; mind Latin positive 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
Opia the ambiguous intensity of eye-contact which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable. English society awareness
Moriturism The sudden reminder that you will one day no longer occupy this earth English awareness philosophy life
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
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
Seijaku (静寂) Quiet (sei) tranquillity (jaku); silence, calm, serenity (especially in the midst of activity or chaos). Japanese awareness beauty
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
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
Zhì (智) Wisdom, perspicacity, knowledge. Chinese thinking 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



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