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BROADBAND SENSING

Introduction to Broadband Sensing
Animals have three modes of being: passive, active, and broadband. Non-selective or broadband sensing evolved for the purpose of being receptive to and aware of sudden movements and changes in the immediate environment.

Animals use this mode of sensing in combination with all their focussed activities, and while passively dozing. Broadband sensing is a vital part of the oldest, original, most natural form of staying alive.

Humans are so unaware of this way of sensing, that modern cultures haven't even got a name for it.

Non-selective is not a good word to describe it, because this fails to describe the actual activity of being ready and waiting, on the watch or ready to be watchful. The clearest word for the broadband senses is broadband seeing, listening, and smelling.

Forgotten Parts of Ourself
What i'm suggesting is not a new religious way or form of yoga or meditation. It's a very old way of being and it doesn't replace any focussed activity, it balances it.

What i'm suggesting is nothing as awesome as God or chakras or astral worlds, it's very normal, every animal can do it, the only really fascinating thing about it is how we've forgotten how to do it.

Music, love and lovers, nature, and most forms of meditation, prayer and creative therapy can bring our lives in balance, and help us to connect with forgotten unrealised parts of ourselves and to be fully human. But, ...

Broadband sensing IS a forgotten unrealised part of ourselves, AND part of evolution's basic balance in life.

Looking With Two Eyes
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Looking with two eyes', is an idea which may help you get into the feeling quickly. Put your hands up between your eyes, so you block the central area. You will get an impression of how it is to see with eyes on both sides of your face. Then take your hands away and just imagine you have two separate eyes on the sides of your face, and just look.

We can build on this by taking a blank sheet of A4, - fold it in half and hold it infront of your eyes - focus on it, but look at the interesting things happening all around it, - then move it a few inches away, check the surroundings again - move it another few inches away then just look again. Once you can do this, find a blank wall, or a monotonous area of sky, anything which has no focal point, and focus on it while looking at everything else.

Wait until it all merges into the oval shape of your field of vision, then look at the whole picture – if you are outside, you will see lots of things moving, just notice them all and keep looking at the whole picture.

My experience is that instead of looking at the world like a T.V. screen, it feels as though i'm right up inside the T.V.. The normal feeling of subject looking at object is considerably different, it's a 'being with' what i'm seeing, instead of looking at it.

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