Sometimes describing experiences are difficult to articulate. Often the reason is simply because there are no words in the English language that truly capture the feeling you are trying to convey. The Japanese language in particular has many beautiful words that perfectly describe moments we sometimes have difficulty expressing.
This word translates as “it cannot be helped.” Sometimes, you have to let go of what you can’t control.
When sunlight filters through leaves.
Koi No Yokan
The feeling after meeting someone when you know falling in love is inevitable.
Translates to “I humbly receive.” This is used prior to eating to express appreciation and respect for nature, people, and everything involved with preparing and serving a meal.
This word is used to express appreciation of someone you know who is working really hard and deserving of recognition.
Literally meaning “the pathos of things,” this word describes the awareness of impermanence and the soft sadness of a person’s passing.
This is a concept important in Japanese aesthetics. Meaning “deep” or “mysterious,” it is awareness of the universe that triggers emotional responses.
A way of living in which one focuses on finding the beauty in imperfections and appreciating natural cycles and processes.