I'd like to add also that while this state of presence comes to me, my mind seems to function as before.
Only the vision is changed (more vibrant, 3d).
In all likelihood this will be less noticeable as you become more used to presence. The enhanced "vibrancy" will become the norm, and therefore less noticeable.
At first, I entered this state by stilling my mind, first I was in no-mind, then thoughts appeared - they were slower, and I was conscious of them.
Very good. People are so used to constant mind-chatter that they don't even realize that something else is there, so when it abates presence stands out in sharp contrast. In this clear and alert natural state thoughts can be seen arising and dissolving all by themselves, and they can be seen as "slowing down" as you have described. So that's another very good thing on your part. Or, they can be seen at more and more subtler levels before they become fully formed. I call these "proto-thoughts", and at these very subtle levels they can be allowed to fully form or to dissolve back into the consciousness from which they arose.
I do want to add a cautionary note about trying
to make the mind thought free. The very effort to do so can keep you trapped within the mind, setting up a struggle and frustration when the effort fails. Here's how that can happen. If ego/mind creates a belief
that it must
bring about a thought free state in order to be present it will embark on a mission to achieve such a state. Its very effort, however, is what keeps it from happening. I liken it to standing on a board and trying to lift yourself off the ground. Your very weight is working against the goal. The effort of the mind to get rid of the mind works against achieving thought free awareness. Awareness/consciousness is ALREADY present. It's what sees thoughts arise and dissolve again. It's always there because it is YOU, the real you.
Somewhere among all those thoughts are a bunch of thoughts that collectively can be called "me", or ego. These are the thoughts that make you believe you are separate from everything else. They revolve around the beliefs we have picked up from parents, religious institutions, schools, culture, society, and national identity. They give the "illusion" of me, but that "me" is only thought forms that are identified
with. The real you, the true you, is that which recognizes these as only thoughts held in the mind. When those thoughts aren't there what remains is freedom, peace, stillness, silence, and clarity. The illusory me, the apparent me will still make appearances, but it will eventually be seen to be the insubstantial entity that it actually is. And when it is present, the underlying reality of the real you will still be felt, which seems to be your experience already.
So it boils down to this: ego will use a strategy to become present through its own efforts motivated by the mistaken belief that it must
get rid of thought to be present. In effect, it is standing on that board and trying to lift itself off the ground. Coming at it from this angle will be frustrating. Coming at it without this mistaken belief will be much smoother and more effective.
Presence is already present because consciousness is already present. We can side-step the mind chatter by becoming fully absorbed in whatever we are doing. Stay completely focused on whatever action you are performing. Even simple things like washing the dishes, bathing, doing household chores, walking, listening with full attention, and simply looking without compulsively labeling or judging allows presence to come to the forefront of our experience. Quietly watching thoughts come and go without trying to do anything about them will lead to insight about who/what you are and open you to presence. Allow emotions to flow through you without trying to hang onto them or fighting against them. And when you are required to use thinking for some chore or interaction with others then do so, and then return to the simple act of being fully absorbed with whatever is in front of you.
But after a few days, I just enter this state automatically and it changes almost just my visual perception, but my mind is still like before.
Sounds good to me.
I am not sure if that is the right way, and I find it strange that I enter this 'enhanced vision' state several times a day.
As you get used to it the strangeness will go away. But also be aware that it's common to go into and out of presence, and seemingly "lose ground". Just don't judge yourself when it happens. It's all good.
Here are a couple of guys to check out. Adyashanti was a great help to me. His website is filled with lots of useful stuff, and many videos of him can also be found on youtube. His "True Meditation" approach is very very good. http://www.adyashanti.org
I just came across Dean Sluyter yesterday, and his "Natural Meditation" approach aligns perfectly with Adyashanti's teaching. He has free audios of his guided meditations at the following site, or you can buy the entire talk for $7 and download it. I would start with the link for "Rest as Awareness".
http://www.deansluyter.com/content/guid ... tion-audio