Our ability to selectively focus attention on one thing at a time, to “pay attention” is a human gift that comes at the price of ignoring, or tuning out everything that is not of interest. Over the decades of our lives this becomes habit, and we are, from the moment we awake in the morning automatically focusing on seemingly relevant channels of perception in order to survive and prosper. Like reading a book and not noticing noises in the background, or watching a movie and ignoring anything else, our experience follows the direction of our attention.
To perceive the songs of solar flux and of luminous places, this requires attention, to be focused upon them, and this is further improved, via increased sensitivity, that can be acquired with simple meditative practices and the right diet.
(c) Paul C Adams 2013