9 Words That Will Make You Want To Explore

I often find myself at a loss for words to describe an emotion. I am far from a linguist and wish I could speak multiple languages but I do love finding words (in other languages or in English) that express a feeling better than I could ever do myself. Here are a few of my favorites and I would love to hear yours in the comments.

Aesthete

Greek: Someone with a deep sensitivity to the beauty of art or nature

Komorebi

Japanese: Sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees

Werifesteria

Old English: To wander longingly through the forest in search of mystery

Fernweh

German: An ache for distant places

Psithurism

Greek: The sound of the wind through the trees

Petrichor

Greek: The smell of earth after rain

Cynefin

Welsh: A place where a person or an animal feels it ought to live and belong; it is where nature around you feels right and welcoming

Tenalach

Irish: The relationship one has with the land, the air, the water; a deep connection that makes you one with nature

Shinrin-yoku

Japanese: A visit to the forest for relaxation. Literally: Forest Bathing

Let us know which words touch your soul and share your favorites with us if they are not listed above Happy Exploring!

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