I was wondering, will understanding your concepts in your book, assist in personal direction with life? I am feeling quite lost in regards to where and what I want to do next and hope that learning more about what you talk about will assist me in making better choices relating to career and life choices such as experiences and people in my life?
This would be how I would interpret Tom's writings and talks - this is just my personal interpretation.
To start with, the basic model gives a scientific explanation of what all the great religions have referred to, which is this "becoming love" stuff. Its like we have been interpreting shadows on the wall for millenia, but now we turn our heads and look directly at the fire.
We are part of the AUM sheet, we are bumps on this sheet, but we are more the sheet than the bump on the sheet. So in our daily lives, we have an explanation for why and how love works - at the big science level, we are more "one" than individuated, so we try to behave accordingly, and this helps our NPMR feedback, not much differently than how karma is understood.
Part of this big model is an understanding of PSI and all the weird stuff. Ideally, you are focussed on your PMR simulation and becoming love, and can ignore the weird stuff. If you have curiosity, or PSI that needs explaining, this is your guy. If you are very well organized with your PMR life, Tom would encourage you to seek out PSI and the greater meta-universe, which begins with some sort of meditation.
One of the themes of Tom's model and example is normalcy in the superficial. When we embrace becoming love and have a practical understanding of PSI, there is no need for eccentricity or strange religious belief. Quantum physics is strangeness enough. We are encouraged to obtain education and credentials, make a good living, get laid, get married, have children and on and on.
The slight difference, is that you adopt a macro I
ntent to dial up consideration for "the other" in all your practical affairs.
The other is everyone, every sentient entity, including your household ants.
So, and this is pushing into my extrapolations of Toms model, daily life is this balancing act between the first order PMR primal biological ruleset, the second order PMR mental frontal cortex/left hemishere ruleset, and finally, and most importantly, the third order NPMR ruleset, which is the realm of spirituality, creatively, the higher ruleset, feedback and morality and on and on.
find a good man, get an education or a credential, find a job or start a business that you can do that is not fundamentally evil, pay your way, do all this with love, but most importantly, enjoy the ride.
life is an impossible miracle
for homework, watch Joe vs the Volcano