Experiencing Another Person’s Senses

Sometimes we are so engrossed with our own sensory viewpoint that we neglect
to realize that others may experience things differently. Each person's senses differ
in their sensitivity and perceptual interpretation. Since people absorb the same
sensory information in different ways, our personal realities are different.
For this exercise, secure a friend that is willing to relate to you what he or she is
experiencing in a sensory way. Now take a walk or a drive or go to a restaurant and
relate to each other what you are seeing, smelling, tasting, hearing and feeling as you
experience each sensory activity. Most people all too often neglect to relate to another
person what they experience in a sensory way. By doing so, extraordinary
differences can be picked up and an enrichment of the experience can be added.



When two people do the same thing, it's

not the same thing at all.

Publilius Syrus