Yūgen

yugen

Thanks to my dear friend Carrie Bedingfield for sharing this “word of the day” with me recently. I believe in surrounding myself with people smarter than me, with different interests, but who are equally passionate about learning and sharing. Carrie is all of these things and I am grateful for her !

So, Yūgen.

Earlier this week I wrote about “Writing I Love – The Little Book of Ikigai” and noted there :

“Tne other day I found myself in the centre of a large park in London, sitting in a bench talking with someone. It was a truly transcendent moment, and in fact we both remarked on the fact that we felt time was “bent” in that space, it was moving more slowly. The children and dogs playing were also calm and relaxed, more so even than usual.”

This was written with a perspective of one of the author’s five pillars of Ikigai, “Releasing Yourself”.

Feels like if one word could capture the feeling at that moment, it would be Yūgen.