The religious experience of eternity is often connected with some awesome mind blowing sense of being now – but it's not the simple sense of now which every animal has, and we could so easily relearn.

Animals have two ways of using their senses, focused and panoramic. Non-selective or panoramic sensing evolved for the purpose of being receptive to and aware of sudden movements and changes in the immediate environment. Panoramic sensing can only be done now because that's the only time movements and changes are actually happening.

Instead of trying to be now, go panoramic and be now. Instead of trying to stop thinking about how to stop all the abstract thoughts : go panoramic and sense what's happening now – that stops them. And in a very small and not a mind-blowing way this leads to the present moment .. maybe just for a moment .. and it's nothing mystical or paradoxical .. it's just practical.

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