The sense of self – by Andreas N. Bjørndal

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In this series about the senses we have reached the 12th sense; “the sense of self” or “sense of ego” or “sense of I”. This is your ability to perceive the individuality of another.

The last two articles in this series can be seen as a progression. In the first articles, we covered the five traditional senses and now we have reached one of the most subtle senses. A sense that is still in its development and that particularly people that work with people as teachers, healers, coaches etc. have more possibilities to develop.

All the last senses have bridged us to the other person. The sense of hearing lets us hear the voice of the other.  Then we added to that the sense of word or speech which let us perceive the words, the language so we recognize them even deeper. With the sense of thought or concept behind the words we get the meaning they try to express. When we sense the last we might even consider other better words to cover what the other wants to explain or express.
This sense of meaning opens the door to the individual behind the meaning; the ego that is inside meaning something, having the concepts.

It is a skill that is discerning the good psychologist, the good cognitive therapist and the good homeopath, or just the good person to talk to. When you can perceive this subtle level you are close to the core of the other person.

If you want to develop this skill, make it an exercise to listen to the words people choose. Listen to the meaning behind, try to perceive the thinking and then the thinker behind, that I inside that expresses its individual perception and meaning.

When we perceive that, we start to perceive the other person’s individuality, both their wholeness, or holon as well as their core. This is seeing the other with the sense of I or Individuality.

In the next article we will look into how these senses relate.

Here you can read about the other senses
The eye a question of perspective
Wisdom is hidden in the ears
Justice a matter of nose
Love comes out of the mouth
The sense of touch is the foundation of kindness
Do we have a sixth sense (proprioception)
When all is well the sense of life gives you comfort
The sense of balance
The sense of warmth
The sense of speech/ word / language or meaning
The sense of thought

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About author

This article was written by Andreas Bjørndal

Even if my work is in different fields and expressions there is a common core theme to most of my activities. I love to be an active part of growing awareness, insight, inspiration and spreading a unifying knowledge. I care for stimulating health and development, creating improved harmony and unity within the individual as in their relation with the group. Lecturing, writing articles, debating, teaching around the world has been a big part of my life. To day I also communicate through my blog The way we humans communicate “meaning” is so different and still so similar. The study of the old cultures, their medicine and understanding of life compared with the modern scientific approach has lead me to a unified understanding across seemingly unconnected areas of knowledge. Since 2008 I have explored new ways of knowledge; holonistic knowledge, which I share in my blog: I have lectured about a unified approach to complementary medicine, principles of healing, typology, the cosmology of the old cultures, Egyptology, kabbalah and much more. I love to work with people, in group-dynamics to be part of an evolving dynamic process and surrender to a higher intention. I counsel and supervise individuals, partners, couples and families to find the core theme in their lives and how they can resolve and master that. We all have a core theme in our lives and all challenges we encounter is trying to tell us what it is, help is master it and become a better version of ourselves. Feel free to contact me for questions or a consultation at my mail: Blog: Facebook:


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