From The SpiritWiki

Kenshō is the Japanese Buddhist syncretic with Realization of Self. Kensho means "seeing" while shō means"nature/essence".[1] Thus, Kenshō is seeing one's essential self or Spiritual Ego. The term is generally used equivalent to Satori, but used to refer to a minor glimpse of self, or minor apprehension of truth, at the beginning of an aspirant's journey.

Syncretic Terms

Realization of Self > Kensho


Kensho typically refers to an initial or early Awakening experience, and not perfected Connection. Satori refers to a deeper, more significant, more permanent realization of Self

The poem I Am/We Are is an expression of Kensho, the initial realization that one's true identity arises from the Spiritual Ego.