All of us are born with a certain package. Where we’re born, where we live, our parents, friends etc. We are who are. We feel what we feel. We are kind of stuck inside that person, and the best way to move forward and understand a little bit more about aspirations of others and the people who are sharing this journey with us, as well as ourselves, we need to understand what emotions we are feeling.
So now I’d like to ask you, have you ever had that feeling, where you feel a certain way but you can’t exactly put it into the right words. I did a little research about emotions and feelings we have, and what we can call them. And it was interesting to see what’s out there.
So here’s a list of names and descriptions for feelings many of us have felt before, but we’re not always sure what to call them:
Sonder: The realization that every passerby has a life as vivid and as complex as yours.
Opia: The ambiguous intensity of looking someone in the eye and feeling both invasive and vulnerable at the same time.
Monachopsis: The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place.
Enouement: The bittersweetness of arriving in the future, seeing how things turned out, but not being able to tell your past self.
Vellichor: The strange wistfulness of used bookshops. (have you read my blog Under-your-nose treasures?)
Mauerbauertraurigkeit: The inexplicable urge to push people away, even people you deeply care for.
Jouska: A hypothetical conversation you play out in your head.
Exulansis: The tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it.
Adronitis: Frustration with how long it takes to get to know someone.
Onism: The frustration of being stuck in only one body that only inhabits one place at a time.
Liberosis: The desire to care less about things.
Altschmerz: Weariness with the same old issues that you’ve always had – the same boring flaws and anxieties that you’ve been gnawing on for years.
Occhiolism: The awareness of the smallness of your perspective.
We’ll never be able to fully describe and comprehend the feelings we have. But we’ll always be able to feel them. “Those of us who move forward with a happy spirit will find that things will always work out.”
If you haven’t seen my latest YouTube video yet, go check it out, I talk about the challenges of moving in with your partner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxQhoGgIHOo