Wide cone of vision means inclusive... narrow cone of vision is exclusive... exclusive of areas that you KNOW don't matter, don't belong, or you don't like them. Exclusive because you KNOW the answer...
The most exciting insights first show up in the corner of your eyes... Which means they are literally outside of your cone of vision.
One way I see this is how attached you are to one area of life, or one way to do it, or one problem you have.
Strait and narrow is transferred on land. It may be narrow, but it is not the strait. Strait means a narrow path of water between land masses.
If you are on a ship, talking about the land is irrelevant, won't allow you to pass.
For others it is laziness.
But for most, it's the soul correction...
Soul correction is one way the "Universe" is telling us that there is some design... otherwise soul correction categories would not exist. Or horoscope signs.
And most soul corrections narrow your cone of vision to not see all of what can be seen. To not even look. To not even WANT to look. Dare to look...
I am a "Forget Thyself" soul correction. I, by my soul correction, need people to condescend to, feel superior to.
I avoid people in position of authority. And I have been avoiding my older brother. I have dug up some information that could be useful for her wife's health, but decided that he'll knock me for it... so I didn't do it.
Summon different ways of being... wider cone of vision...
Because it is really not physical seeing as much as it is SPIRITUAL seeing.
The principle: how you do anything is how you do everything is true, because of your narrow cone of vision with regards to approach, attitude, being is carried over to every action you take or not take.
Giving lip service to higher states of being is not being that way. Talking about flying isn't... As much as talking about sex isn't.
You know your dominant being: cheerful, gloomy, withholding, belligerent, self-aggrandizing, slimy, slippery, avoiding, domineering, judgmental, fearful, suppressed, tentative, deceitful, delusional, arrogant, haughty, pompous, condescending, "I am sooooooo good"...
I am actually looking at actual people as I am writing that list above.
You know who you are.
Sometimes I give you exercises to expand your repertory of ways to be.
Like most so-called actors, you play life the same way, all kinds of roles, no matter what the movie.
And then are a few actors, very few, Meryl Streep, for example, who can change the how.
You are not locked in... No one is... there is merely more pull to be one fixed way. You are boring, predictable, lifeless.
And what you see while you are that one-track pony is a very narrow swath of life... The narrower the range of your being, the lower your vibration.
So, how do you widen it?
Other useful questions: how could I be that would allows more of the Universe to reveal itself to me?
Reading is an amazing tool. Tai Lopez says that biographies let you learn new ways of being by osmosis.
There may be truth to that. I am reading, little by little, Sam Walton's book. For me the most unfamiliar way of beings he demonstrates is being interested in what people have to say, but not dominated by it. Being someone whom people tell things. Open, innocent, interested, appreciative. The opposite of my soul correction. So I am practicing that. So far it isn't going too well. Especially the appreciative is hard for me. But I am less far from appreciative than I have ever been. I may even sound appreciative... but I know that my beingness is not always there yet.
Appreciating another make my genes squirm. It feels to the genes that it means that I am not to be appreciated. Either them or me... or-ness.
Ego is what the genes want. Either you win or you lose, black or white. Or-ness. Binary switch.
Widening your cone of vision is training your genes to allow ambivalence, allow peaceful coexistence of seemingly conflicting ides, feeling, attitudes.
Unless you train the genes you'll stay who you have always been.
By the way, what we call soul-correction should be called gene-correction...
The training is training in the dominion of being... to become appreciative, grateful, graceful, allowing, nimble, flexible, embracing, owning, etc.
You don't have to. But this is the work. The work that will save the planet, the work that will take some humans to the next stage of evolution.
People who have a wider range of being (depends on the number of capacities they have open) are superior to people who limp along with only a few capacities.
And they are also a lot happier.
Your narrow cone of vision also means you live your life in tiny fragments: your life is compartmentalized: your gains in one area don't reflect in others, because they are separated by this fragmentation.
You learn something and you don't integrate it into your whole life... it may just stay in your mind... or it gets used in one area, but not the other. Or maybe goes in one ear and goes out the other... never makes any difference at all.
And unfortunately happiness is impossible unless you have a whole life, an integrated life, that works, a whole life that is on the same level. The "but" in the sentence: I am happy but... is or are the areas where you are not happy... Sum total is "not happy"
PS: One of the ways you could attempt to change the state of things is by inventing a context for your life... or even just for the next thing you'll do...
Please be aware that I wrote this article in 2016... two years ago... almost 3. But the recording of that webinar is on my podcasts...
I'll teach it this coming Sunday. It cost money... because it is a training, it is a workshop. If you don't trust me to deliver value... please go away. Don't come and read my site for free... you will get what you pay... nothing. You are worth nothing to yourself, and you are worth nothing to me. You are not worth a dime... So, please do me a favor, and don't come back. I mean it...
Of course you may be busy on Sundays... and you have proved to me and to yourself that you are willing to invest in yourself. I wasn't talking to you.
I was talking to the person who thinks that reading articles will change their life... not in a million years. You read with your mind, and it becomes more cluttered there... no change, nothing.
OK, if you are still here, than maybe I would enjoy you coming to the workshop.
Here... write to me first... so I can decide if I want you or not.
Here is the link to that webinar recording. You need to be a registered subscriber to get to it:
As you listen to the replay, you'll notice some form of resistance, like disbelief, distrust, or even outright f... you... to me.
That resistance is from the ego/gene, and it reflects your level of vibration. the more resistance, the lower it is.