I use many examples of temporal summation in my daily life for my writing, so this is a good time to say that I have very good comprehension of how it works. For example, I understand that we only pay attention to one thing at a time and that’s why we are able to multitask. The example I am talking about is one that I use a lot and that is the fact that we use our attention to a slow, steady, and complete rhythm.
Temporal summation is a very cool concept, but it’s not fully explained in the article. To understand temporal summation, we have to understand how we use our attention. We may be in a different state of attention, but we can still be conscious of our current state of attention. For example, if I am looking at an article on TV, and I hear a noise I might stop looking at the TV, but I still am aware of my attention.
If we use our attention to a slow, steady, and complete rhythm, then we can expect to have full awareness in the present moment. This is what we mean when we say we don’t “have” a job, we can still be fully present in our jobs, even if we’re not doing anything.
The fact is that when we are fully present in our jobs, it is as if we are doing a full-time job. A lot of people who try to work out of their homes say they still feel a disconnect when they aren’t doing their jobs at home. But we can still be fully present in our jobs. The same goes with hobbies and interests. If we don’t do something, we can still be fully present in our hobbies.