Eunoia

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Sayang Describes when you've wasted an opportunity Tagalog adverse reflection
Sehnsucht Thoughts and feelings about all facets of life that are unfinished or imperfect, paired with a yearning for ideal alternative experiences. German philosophy reflection
Orphic Mysterious and entertaining; beyond ordinary understanding English reflection
Vergangenheitsbewältigung Coping with the past German reflection growth
Dayenu "It would have been enough" Hebrew reflection
Mātauranga The comprehension, or understanding of the universe Nogay awareness thinking reflection
Tatemae & Honne The contrast between a person's feelings and desires (honne) versus the behavior and opinions one displays in public (tatemae) Japanese feeling reflection character
Rire dans sa barbe To laugh in your beard quietly while thinking about something that has happened French funny reflection action
Sous-entendu Don't listen to what you heard. Listen for the message embedded. French awareness reflection
Ilunga The capacity to forgive once, tolerate a second time, but never a third time. Conveys the progression toward intolerance. Tshiluba growth emotion reflection
Kibun Your state of mind with respect to your place in the world. Korean reflection awareness
Hiraeth A deep longing for home Welsh reflection feeling
Kairosclerosis A moment in which you realize that you're happy but simultaneously destroy that happiness by overthinking it English happiness reflection change
Athazagoraphobia The fear of forgetting, being forgotten or ignored, or being replaced English reflection thinking
Onism The frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits just one place at a time. English awareness reflection thinking
Qarrtsiluni Sitting together in the darkness, waiting for inspiration to strike you Iñupiaq awareness thinking reflection
Anemoia Nostalgia for a time that you have never lived Greek reflection philosophy
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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