omphaloskepsis


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omphaloskepsis

(ˌɒmfələʊˈskɛpsɪs)
n, pl -ses
the practice of contemplating one's navel in order to aid meditation

omphaloskepsis

- Contemplation of one's navel as an aid to meditation.
See also related terms for navel.

omphaloskepsis

a form of religious meditation practiced by Eastern mystics who stare fixedly at their own navels to induce a mystical trance. Also called omphalism.
See also: Meditation
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.omphaloskepsis - literally, the contemplation of one's navel, which is an idiom usually meaning complacent self-absorption
self-absorption - preoccupation with yourself to the exclusion of everything else
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But insisting that all our assumptions be validated only by direct observation would leave us in a permanent state of omphaloskepsis.
HAVING recently undergone a brand refresh, we've had the opportunity to do a fair bit of constructive navel-gazing - or omphaloskepsis, if you prefer the more high-brow, reach-for-thedictionary term - and truly get to the heart of what we do and why we do it.
To examine these anxieties (even the third) is not mere omphaloskepsis, I hope: it may help us treat the crisis or dispel the worries.