Oneness, Love, Empathy and Panoraming. These four words have a fundamental connection.

Most religions acknowledge the mystical experience of oneness. This is often described as a state where subject and object are no longer separated.

Two owls kissingLove is a common experience of a feeling of unity between two people; or sometimes a group, or with a beloved pet.

Human cultures have long recognised feelings of compassion and sympathy. However recently, since around 1870, various cultures have adopted the new concept of 'empathy', to describe a state of imagining how it feels to be, another person or animal.

And so, empathy also sometimes describes a state of being, where the subject is absorbed in an object.

Presently, these are the few, rare, special words, describing a state where the subject is intimately involved with the object.

And now i'm suggesting a fourth state, the least of these but maybe the starting point for all of them : the panorama senses – panoraming. The active receptive mindfulness which every animal must practice in order to survive.

Jesus told us to love God with all our heart, strength, and understanding. God can't work unless we're open. Love brings us into contact with magic... "Dear Spirit which is everywhere, i love you."

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