Beautiful words bring dimensions of meaning

Recently I wrote “Petrichor – How our environment can impact us

In that post, I reflected on Petrichor, a word of rich meaning.

At the heart of my writing is a passion to elevate Leadership, and so much of that comes from understanding of self and others. Words of such richness of meaning can also facilitate awareness and understanding of other areas, fields, dimensions.

I frequently say “a Leader is someone others choose to follow” and we follow leaders partly through rationality, through thinking about what they say. However, we also process (often unconsciously) other ways in which they communicate. Are they calm?  sage? energised? fierily passionate? purposeful? resolute?

We process in ways beyond language, and words of rich meaning can be a bridge for us between our thinking to our feeling and our intuition.

Petrichor, as it turns out, though from ancient greek word roots, is a modern word, coined by Australian researchers in the 1960s.

Over time though, I’ve reflected many times on this site around words of beauty from other languages, often with deep meanings of cultural richness over many generations and that do not directly translate into English.

What this has meant for me, then, is that each of them can catalyse our thoughts around the meanings and allow us to bridge to our awareness of self and others.

Today I simply collate a few of my earlier posts around such beautiful words and encourage you to explore those posts. I share my own thoughts in each post, and I hope these writings also catalyse your own unique reflections.

Please do contact me at any time with your own beautiful words, I love to learn new words and meanings particularly from native speakers who can translate them into English for me. I’d be happy for you to simply share with a brief sentence or two with your understanding and awareness from the word, or if you’d like to contribute a guest post I’d love that too!

In closing, I reference an earlier post: “Language shapes the way you think“. where I share a lesson from the master, Ed Percival. I encourage you to review this to bring focus to the power of the language we use, then I recommend you drop back in to consider individual words, pick one or two words from the selection below. I haven’t given any definitions here, they are all discussed in each linked post.  Enjoy !


Ipcha Mistabra



Memento Mori



Hamba Kahle



Amor Fati 


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