There are many different degrees of panoramic and focused sensing, and both can be passive, absent-minded, active, or receptive.

Even receptive focusing, always limits the big picture.

When daydreaming we absent mindedly focus on a specific train of thoughts and we do that while absent mindedly focusing with a fixed stare infront of us; or sometimes gazing vacantly at maybe 90° of the panoramic field, but without any receptivity.

At the other extreme with intense concentration – the experience of simultaneously seeing and hearing numerous signals as a sort of multi-focus, is comparable with multi-tasking with its intense focusing on several specific but often isolated tasks in a short period of time.

Focusing and panoraming are different perspectives, and a different experience of how life actually happens.

Panoramic sensing doesn't lead to the same mental problems and it doesn't have the same creative potential that focused sensing has.

Focusing is always selective, it divides life into bits and then combines them together again. Panoraming never takes them apart in the first place.

We can focus on doing something, and think about something else at the same time. The challenge with focusing is to coordinate our senses, minds, and bodies and to concentrate.

Panoramic sensing is useless for wanting, thinking, or doing – its usefulness is that it makes the things we want and do, safe.

In order for animals to use their panorama senses, it's necessary for them to stop everything they are doing, wanting, and thinking – everything they are focusing on.

The Value of Panoramic Sensing compares the psychological effects of focusing and panoraming.

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