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This image comes from a post shared on Facebook. Plagiarism on the first day of a New Year, I ask you. What about something inspiring and yes, original? But this piece shared eleven wonderful Japanese words that have no equivalent in the English language. It moved me greatly. Go on! Click on that link above. You know you want to.
I'm very taken by 'Monoaware', consciousness of the impermanence of all things and the sadness of of their passing. Yuugen an awareness of the universe that triggers emotional responses that are too mysterious and deep for words, definitely needs an English equivalent. My favourite though is Shoganai, the acceptance that some things are out of our control and not our fault. With it there is encouragement to move on without regret. Wow!
Oh and a happy 2016 everyone. May many blessings come your way!