'Training' or 'Taming the monkey mind', is an expression often used in meditation circles. Let's ignore the monkey mind for a while. Perhaps then it will just go away.

I have had 3 clear experiences of oneness. One of these was just opening my eyes after a devoted, giving, meditation and prayer... the other two were with panoraming. They all have the sensation that i felt the environment was my own body .... it was the presence of God as far as i know it ... oneness.

I cannot recreate this experience of oneness at will – and i don't want to align this Chapter to acheiving this end.

It's all the small practical points which are important.

The actuality of being here and now without any thought for a few seconds.

Whether it's an inner higher power or whichever God or great spirit you worship or get help from, being still and waiting for guidance is often recommended... and panoramic sensing is the natural way to be still and wait.

And when i'm sitting outside for a moment panoramically on my balcony... and in the emptiness, suddenly an idea occurrs to me; sometimes a new one, sometimes old and forgotten, but always, this is the next thing which i must do... it's relevant.

There is a vast unused potential in panoramic sensing. There are worlds here still to discover.

It can be used in combination with any form of focused worship or meditation etc. without endangering or subverting any cherished belief.

It is clearly not as powerful as love or devotional belief can be; and i doubt if by itself it could ever be strong enough to overcome the routine mechanics of the ego, or replace forgiveness.

But it's easily accessible, and we can trust it to work without even having to believe in it. Therefore, it would be an excellent practical first step for most religious systems.

Panoramic sensing is the oldest, original, most natural, tried and tested form of being awake, aware, and here and now; and in touch with everything in the immediate environment. The chattering monkey becomes silent by ignoring him.

It is the most practical, and natural way of getting in touch with the higher self, or starting the 'oneness-process'.

Please continue with Oneness, Love, Empathy, and Panoraming

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