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28 April 2010

Field of Vision viz-a-viz Stresses


Our field of vision vis-à-vis peace of mind

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We are bestowed upon with a wide field of vision of 180 degrees approx. Have you ever tried out for yourself by fixing your eyes at any one distant object in front of you and realize how far towards left and right sides from that point you are able to resolve without moving your eyeballs. You will come to know that you are able to see the entire panoramic view spread along 180 degrees approx, in front of you while keeping your eyes fixed at one point.

You may better visualize your panoramic field of vision on a site where the horizon is visible without any dominating object in the field and such sites can be found in deserts, on a seashore or from the top of a hill. There is another place where you can realize this priceless gift of Mother Nature and that is your bedroom. Stretch out on your bed and fix your eyes on the ceiling fan and do the same exercise described in the preceding paragraph.

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We do not visualize our panoramic vision of 180 degrees

In spite of this wide range of visibility we usually forget about the field of vision apparently visible through the corners of our eyes. We usually do not visualize this panoramic view of 180 degrees approx, because the more we drown under stresses the shorter would be the field of vision. Our field of vision is reduced to the minimum in intense depressed condition and it becomes broader as we come out of depression.

If fact our field of vision continues to be constant at 180 degrees approx all the times. It is our instinct of perception that changes with our peace of mind that fluctuates with our mental stresses, anxiety and temperament.  Our stresses and emotional out bursts usually make us think in a narrow perspective and thereby make us look within a narrow angle. In stresses we fix our eyes at a point and become blindfold about surroundings. The narrower the approach of thinking the shorter would become the field of vision.

Reduce stresses by increasing field of vision:

Let us try to improve our stressed mind by increasing field of vision. We will try to reverse the cycle that is initiated from our stresses in our mind and finally ends up in our physical instinct of seeing in a narrow angle.

  • Outstretch on your bed in your bed room with your face up
  • Bring your body in the most relaxed condition
  • Look at the ceiling fan hanging at the roof
  • Fix your eyes at the fan
  • Stop thinking process going on in your mind
  • Now try to visualize the ceiling / roof as far away as possible, towards the walls, without disturbing your eyes from the ceiling fan
  • You will feel that your breathing becomes deeper
  • Concentrate yourself at your breathing and inhale adequate air and take deeper breaths
  • Keep your eyes set on the ceiling fan and continue visualizing the entire ceiling for a prolonged period; say 3 to  5 minutes
  • Remember to keep your mind free from thoughts
  • You will feel that your stresses get reduced and you become more energetic
 You may not succeed in the first attempt. Yet keep trying and in a couple of attempts you might succeed in reducing the stresses by increasing your field of vision.

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- Harish Jharia
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