10 Inspiring Words You’ll Want in Your Vocabulary

Words worth repeating

Dec 4, 2017

There are around 7,000 languages spoken around the world.The power of words is indisputable, and finding the perfect way to phrase your sentiment can feel challenging at times. If you’re looking for the perfect uplifting message and just can’t seem to find the right word in your language, check out these ten inspiring words that convey balance, openness, positivity, and empowerment.

1. HOʻOPONOPONO

  1. Which language is it from: Hawaiian
    What does it mean: An interaction where all parties practice forgiveness and restitution

2. FAGO

Which language is it from: Ifaluk
What does it mean: The mixture of optimism and sadness when channeling compassion.

3. WOOHITIKE

Which language is it from: Lakota
What does it mean: The inner bravery that is found in every human spirit.

4. KENSHŌ

Which language is it from: Japanese
What does it mean: A fleeting, yet meaningful instance of enlightenment.

5. XIBIPÍÍO

Which language is it from: Pirahã
What does it mean: A special event that results in a shift or acknowledgement of perspective.

6. HÓZHÓ

Which language is it from: Navajo
What does it mean: Working towards a balance for oneself, others, and the planet.

7. ONDINNONK

Which language is it from: Iroquoian
What does it mean: What the inner soul desires the most, often uncovered in dreams.

8. WANTOK

Which language is it from: Tok Pisin
What does it mean: The community where a person feels most at home, taken care of, and understood.

9. PILIRIQATIGIINNIQ (INUKTITUT, CANADA)

Which language is it from: Inuktitut
What does it mean: Togetherness. When people work towards the same goal for the common good.

10. TURANGAWAEWAE

Which language is it from: Maori
What does it mean: The place where we feel a sense of inner strength and connection.

REBECCA WOJNO, CONTRIBUTOR
Rebecca is passionate about reading, cooking, and learning about people doing good in the world. She especially loves writing about wellness, personal growth, and relationships.

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