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An open heart in your pocket

虚心坦懐 kyo.shin.tan.kai Literally: empty – heart/mind – wide/level – pocket/heart Alternately: Open-minded and open-hearted. Without any bias, hangups, or pent-up bad feelings. Notes: In this compound of compounds, 虚心 refers to a lack of prejudice or preconception, while 坦懐 is … Continue reading

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More comfortable than a high horse

I say it’s high time 枕を高くして寝る (Makura wo tataku shite neru; “To sleep with your pillow high”) Definition: Having nothing at all to worry about. Complete and utter peace of mind. Care-free and able to sleep easy. Breakdown: This simple … Continue reading

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What we could all use a little more of

和気藹藹 wa.ki.ai.ai Literally: harmony – spirit / mood – harmonize / flourishing – harmonize / flourishing Alternately: Full of serenity and stillness. Overflowing with tranquility. Congenial. People getting along well together. Notes: 和気 is a feeling of harmony; 藹藹 is … Continue reading

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