HUMAN vs. ANIMAL BALANCE
Panoramic sensing is a vital and integral part of the oldest, original way of staying alive. For animals it is a balance for all their active focused sensing and when dozing.
Panoramic sensing doesn't lead to the same mental problems, and it doesn't have the same ingenious creative potential that focusing has. By itself it would not solve anything, we would starve or get eaten. Animals must focus and react once they perceive food or danger. The value of panoramic sensing lies in balancing and alternating it with focused sensing.
Our culture has developed some ingenious and valuable balances for our focused work mode. Entertainment, where we focus on someone else who is focused on entertaining us. Religions, where we have a higher focal point or image. Creative art and music, where we focus with our imagination.
From a panoramic perspective, the way we try and balance our 'doing-focusing-working time' with our 'free time' is ironical.
Animals don't balance their focusing activities with more focusing on being creative or having fun. Being creative is a wonderful human activity. And i've nothing against play or having fun. Play is an amazing balance for work. But panoraming is the way animals balance all of these.
Sleep is considered as the main balance for the days activity. Animals even balance their sleep with panoraming.
There is one especially ironical case.
I believe many people of faith, disciples of truth and the spirit, experience mental effects which i could call panoramic thinking; but most of these people, have a preconditioned belief that the senses lead to worldly desires, and consequently dukkha, (understood as suffering), or the devil. And so, from a panoramic perspective, the problem is that in almost all of these, we close the windows and the eyes, focus on an image or internal mantra or prayer, listen for inner peace in the silence, and breath without smelling.
From a panoramic perspective this directly contradicts nature's balance. See Chapter 5 : Demystification of Religions. Especially The Basic Misconception that the Senses lead to Worldly Desire.