David Hyman is the youngest of four
children, who were all ensconced into the family dry-cleaning business that his
parents acquired upon arriving in Australia en masse when he was fourteen.
Since then, his business career has
involved an interesting array of occupations that includes; Interior
Decorating, Real Estate, Sales Training and Seminars, and for good measure – a
Theatre Restaurant – but not all at the same time!
The fact that these enterprises were
never particularly successful, appear to be due to his somewhat overzealous
preoccupation, during most of his business career, with the wonders of the mind
that soon included this Universe. While this diversification shows his
dexterity, this fixation quashed any tycoon-like desires that he originally
It seems that David’s fresh approach
to life can be attributed to his unburdened mind (in the academic sense). This
has enabled him to come up with many enthralling original thoughts, ideas and
theories that many more educated thinkers than he, due to their academic
training, became ensconced in predetermined concepts that often turned out to be
too difficult for them to rise above; thereby, stifling their originality and
subsequently – their true potential.
‘Us’ and this Universe
make a fascinating, mind-stimulating
and thought-provoking read with a remarkable amount of workable concepts!
In 1974, my wife and I went on a trip to India that completely changed the way
that I look at life.
Although the extreme poverty endured by the beggars, in particular, worried us
greatly, we nonetheless treated them with an overall friendly attitude as we
gave them a small handout. Surprisingly, our simple reaction put a sparkle in
their eyes, similar to the way that a young child’s eyes light up when given an
ice cream or such.
I have since realised that the beggars’ responses were due to being born into a
beggar’s caste – it is part of their heritage. Therefore, being beggars and
begging, has become their very Basic Goal or Purpose in Life! Our
genuine interest in them was, in effect, an acknowledgement of their ‘being’!
Substantiating the concept that, the smaller the goals in one’s Universe
are, the more joy one derives from the simplest of things!
This contrasts with ‘Our‘
affluent society which seems to have blinded ‘Us’, due to the
abundance of opportunities and the idea that success is reflected by the
accumulation of worldly possessions, from taking pleasure in participating in
the basic, fundamentals of life, such as showing sufficient:
‘Love, Kindness, Compassion,
Acknowledgement and Caring!
This awakening set me off on an uncharted course, to find the connection and
purpose between the Universe and Humankind. As you can see from
the date of the trip, it has been an arduous task.
One of the reasons why this has taken as long as it has is because many concepts
needed thorough investigation. What I have come up with, I believe, will
eventually enable all humankind to live in peace and harmony with each other.
My biggest obstacle was getting past
my Orthodox Jewish heritage, which left me with a defined set of
well-established doctrines. Of course, many of my readers will be trapped by
similar closed-mindedness. Consequently, I understand only too well that going
against procedures, ideas and thoughts that have been instilled in ‘Us’
before and since ‘We’ were born is not an easy task. In fact, this can
only be accomplished by keeping an ‘open mind’, in order to challenge
previously accepted concepts. If you are one such person, I can assure you that
being aware of this impediment, together with a rational approach will help you
get past these obstacles.
So put on your lifebelts, buckle up
and – Let Us, GO!
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You are about to embark on a journey – actually a tour of life that
methodically examines many whys, wheres, whens and hows, including a
thought-provoking and inventive look beyond birth, death and this Universe!
“‘Us’ and this Universe”
are divided into two parts. The first sections of part one – is hands
on and concerned with how to improve human emotions. It also contains
many, many new self-improvement techniques! Therefore, in spite of whether the
procedures provided make immediate sense to you or not, I suggest that you try
them in the manner suggested. I can assure you that no harm will come to you in
any way whatsoever.
To help you fully appreciate some of the original thoughts presented. It will
assist you, if you read each paragraph slowly and then stop after each
sub-chapter to deliberate on the points made. Then compare the logic with your
own point of view, and, where there is a point that you can try out for
yourself, do it there and then, or as soon as practicable later on. This will
help you recognise first hand, the significance and benefits of the innovations.
To support my claims, I have included several case histories that I have
acquired through Applied Psychology Sessions. I have called this
programme – Emotion Release Therapy (E.R.T.).
The startling results obtained through this procedure, together with some
practical reasons and solutions concerned with many aspects of life has
enabled me to discover, shall we say, several missing links in many
popularly accepted Principles of Life!
These are likely to ‘blow to the wind’ many preconceived
notions that you might already have! Furthermore, whenever or wherever you
find yourself feeling tired or irritable, while reading parts of this book, go
back to where you first noticed this reaction, to sort of soul search
for your own personal hang-ups.
Should you obtain a ‘Reality’ on something, you will get a new lease of
energy – right there and then! Furthermore, by re-reading
this book when you have finished it, you will be surprised at how many points
you missed the first time. This will further enhance your understanding and
reality level, which in turn will improve your appreciation of life,
Just by the fact that you have opened this book indicates that you and I have
something in common. That is, to gain a better understanding of life!
After all, if you were completely happy with the concept that you already
have, why would you have picked this book up in the first place? I am
certain that the reason for my trip to India was because I was subconsciously
searching for the awakening that India brought out in me – that I am now passing
on to – you!
Part Two; concerns an original explanation as to how and why this Universe
exists, which because it challenges the establishment – so to speak, it
will appear quite radical to the uninitiated. Likewise, it will understandably,
be regarded as ridiculous to the ‘powers that be’, who have acquired a
lifetime of knowledge dedicated to a particular philosophy, only to have it
challenged by an unknown would-be philosopher.
The reason why I have presented this book in the order that I have, is because
much of the terminology and my explanation of the natural processes of life
made in part one, is necessary to help you understand where I am coming
from, before embarking on my concepts of the deeper meaning of life!