Some years ago, I read that Japanese has a word (or idiomatic expression) that means roughly:
The action of voluntary interposing a pause between the moment you desire something and the moment you start to do something to acquire it.
I was never able to find it again. Does it really exist? If yes, what is it? Is it some jargon word (e.g. religion, philosophy)?
As @Sawa suggested, I'll try to better define my request. Imagine this sequence:
- I see a beautiful thing in a shop window.
- I desire it.
- I decide to sit down and wait.
- After some minute, I get up and, in case, I go inside the shop to buy the thing.
I am searching for a word that describe the 3rd step of this sequence.