I started off talking about an FWAU and then it shifted to an IUOC when you said, "I believe the model is that an IUOC is birthed in NPMR as very rough stuff, very much preoccupied with it's individuation, as it's starting point". Then I proceeded to refer to an IUOC instead of a FWAU, and I think you went back to talking about a FWAU? Do I have that correct? I got kind of confused there too :)
Where does Tom say we start off as "self centered jerks", which is a negative? I have never caught that from anything I have read. Wouldn't self centeredness just be our natural perspective of things as IUOCs, and not a good or bad thing?
Also, what do you mean by "Other centeredness"? I am totally lost on that one.
well, self centered = jerk, right? I think above I describe how new IUOCs are merely uncut block, not bad, rather, new material for the system to process, a good thing - I was just being dramatic
and life is this process of becoming love, and love= other-centered-ness, as opposed to self-centered-ness
so the core game is our IUOC, over many lifetimes, over thousands of years, starting out entropic= self centered, and slowly moves toward becoming love = other centered
this is not something you can decide at the mental level, because low entropy comes from your QoC and informs your general Intent, from which your IUOC draws intent pulses, which feed into your FWAU mental decision process, which connects to your capacity to execute your decisions, and the increased benefit you receive from the feedback by paying attention to it
low entropy is a love motivation that comes from your soul, as the primary impulse, what you do naturally
and like learning to return a tennis ball, you it over and over and over, until you entrain on the process
you may be able to slightly increase the effectiveness of this process through paying attention to this cycle and meditating, improving the quality of each step...listening for intent through meditation, to inform decisions, developing the discipline to act on decisions and stick to them, paying attention to feedback, positive and negative, and not papering over negative emotions with distraction and vice
vice is stuff you do that you
know is bad for you, to change a negative state - what is vice for one person, is celebration or curiosity for another - depends on intent and context
so....your little sister might start out her little FWAU life with a total asshole (this is the humour portion of the communication) for an IUOC, taking great and continuing pleasure in killing or torturing insects, for example, whereas you might have the advantage of having a very old low entropy soul as your animator, picking things up very quickly, and you naturally gravitate to things like saving worms trapped on sidewalks after it rains. That sort of thing.