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The Complete TAO TE CHING in Plain English
by Stephen Lau

This book contains the 81 chapters of the translated text of the ancient Chinese classic on human wisdom, written by the Chinese sage Lao Tzu. It also explains in plain English the essentials of Tao wisdom, which is the wisdom of TAO TE CHING.

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The human ego is the underlying source of all stressors in contemporary living.

Learn and understand the ancient human wisdom from China to eliminate all stress in everyday living.

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Be A Better and Happier You With Tao Wisdom
by Stephen Lau

A 132-page book on how to use the ancient Tao wisdom from China to be a better and happier person.

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TAO The Way to Biblical Wisdom
by Stephen Lau

A complete translation of Lao Tzu's immortal classic Tao Te Ching with respect to the Holy Bible.

Learn and understand the ancient human wisdom from China in order to attain Biblical wisdom.

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  My Myasthenia Gravis (2nd edition)
                      by Stephen au

A natural and holistic approach to autoimmune diseases based on the author's  own experience and struggle against his disease! This is the 2nd edition.

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Congratulations! You've Got Cancer
                      by Stephen Lau

A cancer diagnosis is not a death sentence. Help your mind help your cancer. Use your mind to turn it into an opportunity for personal growth and development to conquer your cancer.  Please click here.

          Vision Self-Healing Self-Help
                     by Stephen Lau

A blueprint for vision health to enhance eyesight and improve vision health, with exercises based on Dr. William Bates' state-of-the-art vision self-improvement techniques!

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   The Book of Life and Living   
   (2nd edition)
by Stephen Lau

The art of living well is wisdom in living based on the integration of conventional wisdom, spiritual wisdom, and the  wisdom of Tao from ancient China. Get your blueprint for holistic living for a healthy body, mind, and spirit.

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     As If Everything Is A Miracle
                by Stephen Lau

Rethink your mind, renew your body, reconnect your soul, and realign your being to become who you really are to live your life as if everything is a miracle.

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Your Golden Years and Santa Claus by Stephen Lau

How do you live your life to the fullest in your golden years? How do you make the best and the most of what you have left and still make some new waves in the final chapters of your life? Believe you can do it, and do what you can do -- the wisdom of successful aging in the golden years!

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Younger and Healthier for Longer by Stephen Lau

A handbook for both men and women to stay younger and healthier for longer!

A 233-page book with rich information on every aspect of the body, mind, spirit to mature youthfully instead of getting old gracefully!

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Make Your Smart Baby Super Smart
by Stephen Lau

This book is written for parents and grandparents who wish to make their smart babies super smart. This can be achieved through everyday simple games, activities and interactions aimed at increasing brain cells through spatial intelligence, non-verbal communication, emotional development, language  skills, kinesthetic enhancement, and music appreciation.

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29 Smart Steps to Teach Your Smart Kid to Read
by Stephen Lau

29 steps, 90 games and activities, 50 color illustrations to teach children to become proficient readers! Based on the author's own experience of teaching his daughter to read when she was only age two.

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Effective Writing Made Simple
by Stephen Lau

A manual on writing skills for anyone who wants to write well!

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Everyday American Idioms for ESL Learners
by Stephen Lau

More than 900 American idioms with simple explanation and examples for ESL learners.

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English Slang and Colloquial Expressions for ESL Learners
by Stephen Lau

Learn these everyday expressions for everyday situations. A must for ESL learners.

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English Words and Phrases Frequently Confused and Misused
by Stephen Lau

This book is written for ESL learners who may have problems with English words and phrases that may look similar but are different in meanings. Learn those words and phrased that are frequently confused and misused in writing.

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“To be a good father and mother requires that the parents defer many of their own needs and desires in favor of the needs of their children.” James E. Faust
“Trying to understand is like straining through muddy water. Have the patience to wait! Be still and allow the mud to settle.” Lao Tzu
“Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing.” Lao Tzu
“The more we look, the less we see.The more we hear, the less we listen. The more we crave, the crazier we become.” Lao Tzu
“Letting go of straining, striving, and strutting, we find the wisdom in the Creator." Lao Tzu
“We watch everything come and go, with no judgment, no preference. Everything that is, was, or ever will be, will return to its origin: the Creator.” Lao Tzu
        The Wisdom of Letting Go
Stephen Lau

Letting go of all attachments in the material world is the only way to let go of the ego, which is formed by a distorted human mind. This human flaw can be eradicated with the ancient Tao wisdom from China, and complemented with the Biblical wisdom. Learn how to let go to let God.

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         You Just Don't Die!
Stephen Lau

This 154-page book is more than just about how to live to a ripe old age; it is about how to live as if everything is a miracle even though you may have many life changes and challenges.

My Way! No Way! TAO Is The Way! by Stephen Lau

This is one-of-a-kind approach to depression, a mind disorder in a world of depression.

Unlike the conventional ways of avoiding depression, such as the use of exercise as distraction,.suppressing the symptoms, such as the use of affirmations or visualizations, and up lifting the depressive moods using medications, this new approach uses the ancient TAO wisdom from China to let you fully experience anything and everything in depression.

TAO wisdom is the way through depression, instead of avoiding it. You may become enlightened and free yourself of depression forever; if not, at least you may look at your depression differently.

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“Those who know, don't talk. Those who talk don't know." Lao Tzu
Prepositional Words and Phrases for ESL Learners
by Stephen Lau

This 122-page book has hundreds of common prepositional words and phrases selected for ESL learners with explanations and examples.

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The Happiness Wisdom
by Stephen Lau

Many are unhappy not because of what they have experienced throughout their life journeys, but because they don't have the human wisdom to perceive and process what they've experienced.

Happiness is a state of mind, due to the the perceptions of the human mind. Change your perceptions to change your so-called realities. Empower your mind with human wisdom -- ancient wisdom from the East and the West, conventional wisdom, and spiritual wisdom -- to think differently to have totally different perspectives of what may have ma
de you happy or unhappy.

Looking at real examples of real people from all over the world may enlighten you, and help you live as if everything is a miracle.

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The TAO of Living for Life
by Stephen Lau

This book explains the importance of attaining TAO wisdom, based on the translated text of the  Lao Tzu's immortal classic, TAO TE CHING. Living for life is the wisdom of living in this material world, but not of this mundane world. It is not easy, so you need TAO.

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The TAO is the ancient wisdom from China, based on the profound wisdom of the ancient sage Lao Tzu. According to the TAO, wisdom comes from the thinking mind, and not the knowledge acquired and accumulated.

On the journey of living longer, you need both a compass and a roadmap.

The compass, to find your direction, and the roadmap to find your whereabouts; the compass is your wisdom, which is unlimited, and the roadmap is your knowledge, which is limited.

Self-intuit all the whys and the hows  of who you are and what you have now become, as well as all the things that have happened to you on your journey.

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This book explains the paradoxes of life: what "anything is everything" may be true to some people, but not to every one; "everything is nothing" is the reality of life, which is the impermanence of everything; "nothing is everything" is the profound wisdom to understand that the nothingness of everything may ultimately become everything if there is enlightenment in living as if everything is a miracle.

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Many pray simply because they want their "expectations to be fulfilled." But the TAO wisdom of Lao Tzu, the ancient sage from China shows you where human expectations have come from. Click here to get your copy to find out how to live your everyday life as if you were praying.
This  book is about how the TAO  can heal autoimmune diseases.

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Health and Wellness from Books
Building Vocabulary
Confusing Words
Correcting the Incorrect
Learning Grarnmar
Learning Prepositions
Learning Sentence Style
Learning Some Slang

Wisdom in Aging: Body Image of Men and Women -- Click here to find out more.

Health Issues of Men and Women: Holistic Health -- Click here to find out more.
The Seven Deadly Sins and the TAO: We all commit sins in our lives, which make us live in fancy and fantasy. But the TAO wisdom may help you live in reality instead. Click here.
YOUR MONEY WISDOM: Get profound human wisdom, Biblical wisdom, and the TAO wisdom to earn, save, and spend money wisely. Click here.
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Get the wisdom not only to survive but also to thrive in marriage. Click here to get your copy.
Improve your spoken and written English for better communication.

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Get the wisdom to love yourself and others, such as self-acceptance and loving-kindness, as well as to help yourself and your marriage partner to survive and thrive in your marriage.

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Get the TAO wisdom to live every aspect of your daily life in balance and  harmony, including:   the following: growing up, pursuing your life passions and careers, making a living and earning your money, maintaining your good relationships, getting married, starting a family and raising your children, taking care of your health and healing, confronting issues of aging and dying. The TAO shows you how to live as if everything is a miracle.

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                             THE HEALING MIND

Wisdom has much to do with the thinking mind: how it thinks. The thinking mind can either heal or cause illnesses.

The human brain is composed of grey matters and neurons that transmit information and messages; they are the building blocks of the brain for efficient functioning of the thinking mind.

Neurons are responsible for all human behaviors in the form of perceptions, which then trigger a mental process in the thinking mind that may result in an action or an emotion. If the process becomes instinctive, then the output in the form of actions or emotions is also automatic and predictable. That is how attitudes and habits are formed, including the fight-or-flight response to any given situation. This automatic or spontaneous mental process is often not “by choice” but by instinct.

But this so-called “learned” mental process is often responsible for the way you think and act, for your beliefs and emotions, for your actions or inactions, as well as for your overall choices and decisions resulting in your behaviors.

Therefore, it is important that: you understand how your thinking mind perceives and processes all your life experiences; you recognize your instinctive or automatic mental process; you challenge its reality or validity in order to see through the myth or even the deception; and you may then ultimately change your mental process by taking the appropriate actions accordingly.

The reality is that your thinking mind processes all your life experiences, and they then become your own thoughts and memories, which are the raw materials of your thinking process. They ultimately control and dominate your thinking mind.

In short, wisdom is the capability of the thinking mind to separate the sheep from the goats, that is, the truths from the untruths. To do just that, you have to understand how your thinking mind may be, affected, either positively or negatively, by your life experiences, by your five senses, and by your subconscious mind.

Your Life Experiences and Your Thinking Mind

Your experiences in life are the byproducts of what happens to you throughout your life journey, which is determined by two pivotal players: choices and circumstances.

Choices result in actions or inactions, which often bring about consequences as well as circumstances that may affect your life in general and in specific.

Circumstances are the events that happen to you and around you. There are two types: self-inflicting internal circumstances, such as your own procrastination, affecting all the subsequent events that happen in your life; uncontrollable external circumstances, such as accidents due to no fault of your own.

To illustrate, you had to complete a project and submit a report on that. You had sufficient time to do what you were supposed to do, but you made the choice to procrastinate until the last minute. An unforeseeable event took place and made it impossible for you to finish your work on time, and thus creating a self-inflicting circumstance of frustration and undue stress that might affect the other choices you subsequently had to make.

Personal choices may not be able to alter uncontrollable external circumstances, but they may still play a primary role in your reactions and adaptations to those external circumstances that are beyond your control.

To illustrate, in the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in 2011, th
e Japanese people demonstrated their remarkable resilience in their reactions and subsequent adaptations to the uncontrollable external circumstances inflicted on them by nature.

Remember, your life is all about choices and consequences, and your living has much to do with causes and results-they may all become the components of your life experiences that may ultimately affect your health and the healing
process of your disease.

Your Five Senses and Your Thinking Mind

The five senses form the basics of human sensations: sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. But your five senses do not tell you everything; as a matter of fact, they may often give you only the half-truths.

The person who uses only the vision of his or her eyes is conditioned by what he or she sees. It is the intuition of the spirit that really perceives the reality. The wise have known for a long time that what we know through our eyes is not the same as the intuition of our spirit. If that is the case, sadly, most people rely only on what they see, thinking that “seeing is believing” and thus lose themselves in the realities of external things.

A case in point

In 1997, Richard Alexander from Indiana was convicted as a serial rapist because one of the victims and her fiancé insisted that he was the perpetrator based on what the victim and her fiancé claimed that “they saw with their own eyes.”

But the convicted man was later exonerated and then subsequently released in 2001, based on new DNA science and other forensic evidence. Experts explained that a traumatic emotional experience, such as a rape, could “distort” the perception of an individual. That explains why the woman and her fiancé “swore” that Richard Alexander was the rapist, but evidently he was not.

Likewise, a traumatic experience, such as a cancer or myasthenia gravis diagnosis, may distort how you perceive your health and healing.

Your Subconscious Mind and Your Thinking Mind

Only your thinking mind can discern the truths from the delusions, the myths, or the half-truths. Only you have the answers to all the questions you ask about your own health and healing. To seek the truthful answers, you must also know how your conscious mind and your subconscious mind may work in your life.

The thinking mind -- the consciousness of the brain -- has two components: the conscious mind, and the subconscious mind. All your life experiences and perceptions of what happens to you processed by your five senses are stored in both your conscious mind and your subconscious mind.

Unlike your conscious mind, your subconscious mind embraces indiscriminately all your life experiences and perceptions of those happenings encountered in your life. Your subconscious mind is like the basement of your house, where you dump all the physical possessions you have been hoarding over the years.

Your conscious mind, on the other hand, is like the living area in your house, where you proudly display only some of the physical possessions that you may have chosen according to your likes and dislikes, such as a piece of antique furniture in the living room, or an original painting hanging on the wall in the dining room.

Your conscious mind filters all your thoughts -- what you think is appropriate or relevant to your mental storage. In other words, your conscious mind consciously chooses what it wants to remember. Your subconscious mind, on the other hand, simply absorbs all your mental perceptions and reactions to all your experiences; it does not have the power to reason or to analyze any of your mental input. That is to say, it may not be able to tell the half-truths from the whole truths. Yet, it is your subconscious mind that controls your whole being, because your subconscious mind dominates your conscious mind. Yes, your conscious mind makes decisions, but it is your subconscious mind that directs and manipulates your conscious mind.

To illustrate, if you immediately turn on the TV as soon as you get home from work, most probably it is your subconscious mind telling your conscious mind that now is the time for relaxation and for watching the television. Likewise, many people talk on the cell phone while driving -- that, too, is, their subconscious mind doing the driving, while their conscious mind is doing the talking.

Therefore, do not let your subconscious mind control and direct your conscious mind. Instead, learn to gain access to your subconscious mind through a mental dialogue in order to find out what is actually going on in your subconscious mind.

Meditation is an effective way of having a mental dialogue with the subconscious mind. Just like going through everything accumulated in your basement, you may find something valuable or totally trash to you; you may also find something that brings back good as well as bad memories. This internal mental dialogue of meditation with your subconscious mind may help you find out what is going on back there, and help you look more objectively and non-judgmentally at all the thoughts associated with your past experiences that have been stored in your subconscious mind over the years.

Remember, the mind can heal or make you sick. Make your mind the healing mind.

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