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One meaning of Hakalau is, "To stare at as in meditation and to allow to spread out."


  1. Ho'ohaka: Just pick a spot on the wall to look at, preferably above eye level, so that your field of vision seems to bump up against your eyebrows, but the eyes are not so high so as to cut off the field of vision.

  2. Kuu: "To let go." As you stare at this spot, just let your mind go loose, and focus all of your attention on the spot.

  3. Lau: "To spread out." Notice that within a matter of moments, your vision begins to spread out, and you see more in the peripheral than you do in the central part of your vision.

  4. Hakalau: Now, pay attention to the peripheral. In fact, pay more attention to the peripheral than to the central part of your vision.

  5. Ho'okohi: Stay in this state for as long as you can. Notice how it feels. Notice the ecstatic feelings that begin to come to you as you continue the state.


Stay in this state and notice what you can see, hear and feel.


Enter the learning state every time you begin to study or revise. It takes seconds to do once you have learned how to do it. Then when you come to sit your exams simply enter into the learning state again. Spending just 2 minutes at the start of the exam getting yourself into the right mindset will help you to become relaxed and focused.

The foveal system of the human eye is the only part of the retina that permits 100% visual acuity. The line of sight is a virtual line connecting the fovea with a fixation point in the outside world.


The foveal system is responsible for sharp central vision (also called foveal vision), which is necessary in humans for activities where visual detail is of primary importance, such as reading and driving.

Watching the conductor
40 % Foveal vision
60 % Peripheral vision
Could there be such thing as foveal hearing?
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