The Five Senses
You have five different ways of experiencing what takes place around you. You see, you hear, you feel (both by touch and emotion), you taste, and you smell. Some of you may be lacking in one or more of these sense receivers. It is possible that you might be blind, deaf, or have no sense of smell or taste.
Just as your physical genetic makeup is different from anyone else's in the world, so is your mental makeup. Understanding your mental makeup will help you communicate better, not only with yourself, but also with others. You will be able to explain your own mind and understand how someone else's mental makeup works. This will help you get your message across more easily and more effectively.
When one of these senses is lacking, another one takes over. A blind man usually has a strong ability to hear and feel. Someone who lacks the sense of taste will rely on food textures for enjoyment. Sometimes a sense is overdeveloped, and it is hard to filter out the stimulation received through that sense. The overstimulation of one sense can cause you to go out of focus and to become unbalanced and ungrounded.
As you consider how you process information through your senses, you will find that you rely on some input more than on other. You may be very strong in one sensory arena and perhaps weak or have no input at all in another. The object is to identify how your mind works, not how to modify it to fit a certain format. Remember, there is no one else like you on this earth. You are unique and special.