A FORGOTTEN PART OF LIFE'S BALANCE

Animals have two ways of using their senses, focused and panoramic.

Panoramic sensing evolved because it was the most direct method of being receptive to, and aware of sudden movements and changes in the immediate environment. Its primary use is to make life safe.

Panoramic sensing doesn't lead to the same mental problems, and it doesn't have the same ingenious potential that focusing has. By itself it would not solve anything. The value of panoramic sensing lies in coordinating and alternating it with focused sensing. For animals survival depends on using both modes of sensing.

Animals and humans focus in order to do and get all the things which they need or want. Humans focused on ideas, associated them and learnt. Modern civilisation depended on focusing to get things done.

In modern times, humans only develop their focusing skills, and they do this from an early age. Humans have developed some unique ways of balancing their focused work activities with focused play activities, such as sport, entertainment, sex, and creative expression. And at the end of the day, all our focusing is balanced with sleeping.

Apart from sleeping, humans have no everyday balance for all our focusing and thinking activities. Even in our passive state, we are usually focusing on something which entertains us.

Animals don't focus on fun, creativity, or mental images, as a balance for their focused work. Animals must learn, develop, and practice, a general receptive awareness of their environment in order to secure their survival. Animals use the panorama mode of sensing as a balance to all their focused activities, and also while sleeping.

Sometimes humans balance all their outward activities by looking for inner peace, and then typically we close the eyes and focus on God or the breathing, a mantra, prayer or image. We listen to music, we remember love and lovers, we focus on something specific. And all these are ways and methods to help bring our lives in balance, and help us to connect with and find forgotten or unrealised parts of ourselves.

Why not just do it in the most direct and straightforward way – the panoramic way?

Panoramic sensing IS a forgotten, unrealised part of ourselves, and evolution's basic balance in life.

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