Plants have a sensitivity to light, and 'chemoreceptors', for smelling and tasting the air. Every amoeba has chemoreceptors and a generalised sensitivity to light and vibration. The panoramic mode must have developed previous to focusing because it is the most effective way of sensing everything in the 'big picture' in our local environment. All other creatures (and possibly all other life forms) have it, and use it to survive.

Panoramic sensing is not a new religion, anyone could use it whatever their focused beliefs. It's a common denominator among all creatures and people of all cultures.

Some ancient cultures did know about it. In modern times there a few YouTube videos on 'peripheral vision' which imply the effects i'm suggesting.

But our culture doesn't even have a generic name for this way of sensing. Our culture doesn't acknowledge it. I believe this is inherent in our 'blinkered' focused way of understanding life. It's a form of tunnel vision: the idea of using our panoramic awareness has become a blind spot. We are overfocusing, we have simply forgotten there is another way of using our physiological senses.

It is related to religious ideas. But this is not something we have to believe in for it to work. This is something we were all born with – not a spirit body or anything deep or philosophical – it's a practical physiological ability which we have inadvertently suppressed.

The panoramic mode is similar to mindfulness, but mindfulness is usually applied to a selective focusing on breathing or inner body awareness. Animals apply it to a panoramic awareness with their three external senses.

It is similar to a number of meditation techniques, but only few are so fundamental, reliable, natural, and easy. It's our birthright. "It's there inside us all the time", and it needs only a few minutes of actual practice, without reading, or wanting to learn anything more intellectually about it, without focusing on anything, ... till you start enjoying it enough to want to do it more.

Please continue with Chapter One: Summary of First Exercises