Being Awake and Aware

Animals have three modes of being: active, passive, 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. This is the oldest, original, most natural, tried and tested form of being awake in the present moment and staying alive.

With the broadband way of seeing and hearing, animals feel more involved and integrated, more a part of everything they sense. There isn't the same clear distinction and solid defining relationship of a subject sensing an object, it was built that way; unlike focussing which evolved to do things, and thus involves a doer and a done to, a subject and object.

From the way we sense and the way we use our senses, we create the world we feel. This has often been said, but only rarely directly applied to our senses. It's nothing mystical or metaphysical, it's not even philosophical, it's just at first rather strange: I'm suggesting a practical physiological method of using the senses, to be awake, now, and feel connected with our environment.

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