In an essay I've written, I come to realize something. Someone else understands that I've just realized this something.
The engendered sense of achievement and understanding . . .
In this context, "understanding" can refer to both my understanding of the concept in question, and the mutual understanding or connection, so to speak, between myself and someone else.
How can I disambiguate this sentence? I'm trying to refer to the mutual understanding or connection between myself and someone else. I want to write "mutual understanding" in place of "understanding," but I used the phrase in this preceding sentence.