omphaloskepsis

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omphaloskepsis

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

- Contemplation of one's navel as an aid to meditation.
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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
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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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