Sharing my philosophy of life and living My perspective on "The Beginning of the Universe", as discussed in my thread by that name, amounts to the philosophy and the logic I employ to justify my preference for the "always existed" explanation for the existence of the universe. Obliquely related to that thread is a philosophy of life and living, called Eternal Intent, that I have derived, and elaborated on over the years, from the work of developing the Infinite Spongy Universe Model of Cosmology; a model that in fact features the "always existed" explanation. That model consists of known physics, observations, theories that work together, and beyond that, personal speculations and hypotheses (shared out in the Fringe) to fill gaps between what the scientific community knows, and does not yet know, about the invariant natural laws of the universe that are featured in the ISU model. The philosophy of Eternal Intent can only be operative if the universe has always existed, and if the set of invariant natural laws have always been at work. Given those circumstance, the laws would provide endless habitable environments where live would be generated, and would evolve into intelligent life forms of potentially infinite variety, in a potentially infinite number of places, across the infinities of time and space, and where discoveries of the "as yet" unknown would be continually unfolding. The real meat of Eternal Intent is the individual act of seeking acknowledgements that are in accord with the "as yet" unknown portion of the natural laws, i.e., from beyond the boundary of known science, and in anticipating a response that confirms, to one's satisfaction, that some combination of invariant natural law has been activated, and has caused some event or outcome that would not have occurred, had it not been for seeking the acknowledgement, or at least the activity of forward thought. So far, throughout my life of contemplating the universe, of the considering the "always existed" explanation, and of deriving the philosophy of Eternal Intent, all of the specifics about my experience with seeking acknowledgements from beyond the boundary have been kept to myself. Part of the reasoning for such lack of sharing is the woo woo nature of the "as yet" unknown, and part is because there is no quantification or scientific analysis supporting my limited experiences. Right now I am wondering what effect disclosure of my experience would have on the success of future out comes. Maybe keeping it all to myself somehow permits my limited success, or maybe what limited success I have perceived will go away when I start discussing specifics. These are some tiny things that are encouraging me in my experience of seeking acknowledgements: 1) they include the perception of something that gives me confidence or corroboration that some broad request is playing out or will play out in due course, characterized by some simple trigger acknowledgement like seeing a short combination of repeating numbers show up in my reading or internet surfing 2) sometimes there seem to be auto-acknowledgements there for me in ways that I had recently thought would be helpful, but where I haven't specifically requested an acknowledgement; positive responses to mere thoughts or hopes 3) there is a sense of invoking a stronger version of the power of positive thinking, aided by the simple act of invoking some "as yet" unknown law or combination of laws, based on the fact that phenomenal things like the existence of life itself, consciousness, self-awareness, freewill, etc., leave room to think there are still more examples of amazing phenomena yet to be discovered. 4) the case for trial and error in regard to ground rules, invariant connections, qualifying preconditions, personal intentions, worthiness of requests, etc., lead to trying new approaches to seeking acknowledgements This is an ongoing project for me; part of what has come to be a hobby of mine, to keep trying to find and understand more of the "as yet" unknown. I see no reason not to share the concepts, and sharing might in fact invoke something embedded in invariant law. This will be like a blog unless there is some participation, and no one wants to see me blog, right?