Waldeinsamkeit

Waldeinsamkeit consists of two words: “Wald” meaning forest, and “Einsamkeit” meaning loneliness or solitude. It is the feeling of being alone in the woods, but it also hints at a connectedness to nature.

Asymptote

Perfection is pursued, not obtained. Today I found the word Asymptote. It perfectly sums up the fact that perfection is something to pursue, but that no matter what you do, it can never be obtained. a straight line that continually approaches a given curve but does not meet it at any finite distance. Perfectionism can … Read more

Kensho

Kenshō (見性) is a Japanese term from the Zen tradition. Ken means “seeing,” shō means “nature, essence”. Kenshō is an initial insight or awakening, not full Buddhahood.It is to be followed by further training to deepen this insight, and learn to express it in daily life. The term kenshō is often used interchangeably with satori, which is derived from the verb satire, and means “comprehension; understanding”.

Accelerando

Gradually increasing in speed. What a beautiful word. What an inspiring perspective. We are all in such a rush to achieve and to “get there” that if we don’t succeed immediately we can be dis-heartened. True success calls for accelerando. The gradual increasing of speed (or momentum) towards your goals which is achieved through consistent … Read more