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Experienced Sense and Comprehension

Comprehension is not a purely cognitive process but also an inner experience, a perception of “This fits”, “This is the right thing for me”, “In this I open up!”. Plausibility, as well as implausibility, thus always have a counterpart in self-perception and self-expression. You can also recognise from outside when someone has ‘understood’ something or has experienced it and that ‘something’ makes complete ‘sense’. This type of sense (“This is sensible! I experience sense (meaning) in this!”) is always a (helpful) projection of inner cognitive and emotional attribution of meaning. There ‘is’ no sense (meaning) in the world, rather, this is a result which occurs through observation of the world. People, who perceive themselves with comprehension, develop automatic ways of living and behaving, which they experience as sensible.

Experienced sense can take on many forms: strength, motivation, happiness, being at peace with oneself, joy, flow, quiet presence and absence of inner ambivalences. Lack of sense (meaning) is an expression of dysfunctional implausibility; a lack of self-perception and unconscious processes lead to a state in which one can neither understand the world, nor affirm it. Crises of sense (meaning) are, therefore, a challenge for self-development.