For myself, I've always been very big on Balance. I'll bring mbti terms/cognitive functions into this, just because it's easier to illustrate.
I see value in all 8 cognitive functions, and I do not view it as 'healthy' for me to lie too heavily, or be too overly focused, on any one. Now obviously I have my preferences, and I'll always use some more than others, but I don't hold any one function above any other, and I don't hold one as the epitome and cast others off into the shadows. Now I'm going to wax philosophical here, but I think each can provide a certain facet, a certain window, into existence, and into life.
So, I embrace sensory experiences, because I think they can make me a richer, more balanced individual. If I feel I'm going too far in that direction, or more likely, if I notice other aspects of myself falling by the wayside, I'll pull back, and I may reflect for a while. I might buy a book of logic puzzles because I decide my brain is becoming jello and I need to keep myself, and my analytical capabilities, as sharp as possible. I might decide I've been sitting still too long, and have become complacent with my life, so I need to shake things up and do new things. It's more intuitive, I suppose...but for myself, it's always that key word of 'Balance' that's in the forefront -- never going too far in any one direction, trying to balance my life out, and all aspects of the human condition, and not fall too far on one side so that I'm missing out or disregarding another.