Omphaloskepsis

Omphaloskepsis by nara yu

Omphaloskepsis [om-fuh-loh-skep-sis] is the contemplation of one’s navel as an aid to meditation. It can also be used as a pejorative referring to excessive introspection, self-absorption, or concentration on a single issue. This criticism is also often leveled at professions which are interested in themselves (e.g. movies about Hollywood or television shows about television writers). The word has several other forms, such as omphalism used to describe the spiritual practice; omphaloskeptic or omphaloskeptical, for someone who engages in navel-gazing; and omphalocentric meaning to be in a self-absorbed state.

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