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The human ego is the underlying source of all stressors in contemporary living -- a stumbling block to wisdom in living..

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

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Wisdom in Living

Stephen Lau
Wisdom in living comprises seeking God's wisdom through understanding human wisdom in order to live a meaningful and purposeful life, even in the golden years. The ancient TAO wisdom from China holds the key to applying these principles of life and living in this modern world. Do your best and make the most of what you already have.
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TAO is neither a religion nor a philosophy

TAO is simply a way of life about the Way of life, that is, a general way of thinking about everything in life. It is a pathless path of humanity to live as if everything is a miracle.

TAO is the Way through anything and everything in life in order to fully experience them and live in balance and harmony. TAO is not about avoiding or getting out of anything unhappy and undesirable in everyday life, such as depression; rather, it is about going through depression by experiencing every aspect of it in order to become enlightened, if possible, with the profound human wisdom to continue living in peace and harmony in a world of depression.

This book uses a one-of-a-kind approach to depression, a universal mind disorder in a world of depression. Unlike all the conventional ways of avoiding depression, such as the use of distractions and drugs, this book uses the ancient TAO wisdom from China to let you fully experience anything and everything in depression.

TAO is looking at life not as a series of both happy and unhappy episodes, but simply as a journey of self-discovery and self-awakening to the real meaning of life existence.

TAO is also the way to HAPPINESS WISDOM.

Life is living, and living is a learning process. Life is short; so make the best and the most of it by learning how to live your greatest life ever!

This book shows you how to use the mental integration of related thoughts, facts, and experiences into a structural framework that may reveal a deeper, more synthesized meaning than what an ordinary person perceives. Wisdom is internal; it comes from the inner self.

Focusing on our so-called goals in life, many of us may lose our true selves in the pursuit of our dreams. If you are one of them, you must redirect your life. If you wish to discover your "new" self, or never want to go back to your "old" life.

Albert Einstein once said: "A human being is part of the whole called by us the 'universe', a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts, and feelings as something separate from the rest -- a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to our affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison."

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"Anything Is Everything, Everything Is Nothing, Nothing Is Everything" is a miracle of life and living, based on the ancient wisdom of Lao Tzu from China, and the Biblical wisdom.

Live your life as if everything is a miracle. To do just that, you need the wisdom to know how your mind works--especially how it has created your ego-self that demands your attachments to the material world. Learn how to be in the physical world, but not of the material world. More importantly, get the wisdom to know who you really are, and not who you wish you were.

Knowing and understanding the truths of anything and everything may enlighten you so that you intuit the ultimate truth that everything is actually nothing, but this nothingness is your pathway to everything in your life.


The journey of life may be long and winding, but always bumpy with many twists and turns that are unpredictable as well as challenging, to say the least. Flexibility and adaptability are the  compass and the roadmap, not "my way or no way!", but TAO IS THE WAY.

To embark on this journey of life, a roadmap of human wisdom, based on the ancient wisdom, the conventional wisdom, and the Biblical wisdom, may be required. But it is your life journey, so the roadmap must be uniquely yours for your own ART OF LIFE AND LIVING WELL.

Human wisdom is essential to the art of living well. Profound human wisdom may go beyond the human eye: seeing beyond the light at the end of the tunnel -- UNDERSTANDING BIBLICAL WISDOM

Human happiness has much to do with wisdom. Without happiness, life is meaningless. Accordingly, it is human nature to seek happiness through any means. Without wisdom, however, the quest for happiness is forever evasive and unattainable.

Tao Te Ching
-- the ancient Chinese classic on human wisdom written by the ancient sage Lao Tzu some 2,600 years ago -- and the Holy Bible are among the most translated and extensively read books of all time, and for a good reason too: they show the essence of human and divine wisdom.

True human wisdom is an understanding of the nature of things and how they work in real life, as well as how the human mind functions. According to Lao Tzu, wisdom has little to do with intelligence or accumulation of knowledge; true human wisdom is “reverse” thinking, which is the opposite of the characteristic “conditioned” thinking of the contemporary human mind.

This book is based on the author's belief that Lao Tzu's masterpiece is about the Creator of the universe, and that only true human wisdom can enable man to see the mysteries, and not just the manifestations, of His creation. The profound wisdom of Lao Tzu provides the Way to understanding not only true human wisdom but also the spiritual wisdom expressed in the Bible.

TAO: The Way to Biblical Wisdom is divided into four parts.

Part One is about the reasons for writing the book, and the background of Tao Te Ching.

Part Two is a translation of all the eighty-one short chapters of Tao Te Ching with each chapter followed by some selected Bible verses for further reflection on what Lao Tzu has said.

Part Three is about the essentials of Tao wisdom with detailed explanation in simple language and everyday life examples to help the reader understand the eternal wisdom of Lao Tzu.

Part Four is an explanation of how Tao wisdom may help the reader understand God's wisdom in the Bible. Tao is the Way to Biblical wisdom.

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Spiritual wisdom is all-inclusive inter-connection with others; this "no man is an island" human relationship makes an individual BE BETTER AND HAPPIER.

This 132-page book is based on the profound human wisdom expressed in “Tao Te Ching” written by Lao Tzu, an ancient sage from China.

This book not only contains the translation in simple English of the complete text of this 5,000-word immortal classic, but also shows you how to attain true human wisdom through asking self-intuitive questions, creating an empty mindset with reverse thinking to let go of the ego-self in order to become a better and happier you.

The wisdom of Tao begins with the power of intent in the mind to know and to learn more about the true “self”-- after all, wisdom is about self, and about how it reacts with everyone and everything around. In the quest of wisdom, the revelation of having no ego-self is the turning point, where you may begin to embark on a different life journey with a different mission. Your “conditioned” mind thus begins the journey of “reverse thinking” which will ultimately change your life, making you become a better and happier you.

Tao wisdom enables you to see the wisdom in the oneness of all life -- that everything exists because of its “opposite” and that everything will ultimately become its opposite, just as youth becoming old age, and life becoming death. Spontaneity, which is following the natural laws of nature, holds the key to attaining true human wisdom to live your life as if everything is a miracle.

is made up of three parts.

Part One explains the prerequisites of human wisdom. Without true human wisdom, it is almost impossible to perceive the innate human goodness in self as well as in others. Human goodness leads to the attributes of genuine human happiness.

Part Two is the complete translation of the 81 short chapters of Lao Tzu's "Tao Te Ching" in simple and plain English.

Part Three highlights the essentials of Tao wisdom, and shows how it can be applied to contemporary living so that you may live as if everything is a miracle to be a better and happier you.


The soul oversees the mind, which, with its daily life choice, decisions, actions, and reactions, creates life experiences for the body living in the material world. Therefore, the alignment of the body, the mind, and the soul holds the key to LIVING AS IF EVERYTHING IS A MIRACLE.

Albert Einstein once said: "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as if nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is a miracle."

Life is a miracle; even your breath is a miracle in itself. To live your life as if everything is a miracle, you need wisdom of the body, the mind, and the soul.

The body perceives all sensations and experiences in the material world. The mind interprets and registers them in the subconscious mind, which controls the conscious mind in its daily life choices and decisions, resulting in actions, non-actions, and reactions of the body in the material world. The soul feeds the mind with spirituality that provides connection and inter-connection with others through empathy and compassion, gratitude and generosity, as well as love and forgiveness. The body, the mind, and the soul all play a pivotal role in wisdom in contemporary living. The essence of this wisdom is their “alignment” with one another for balance and harmony in the well-being of an individual.

Having said that, living in the material world, the body can easily become toxic, and its toxins may contaminate the mind due to the scientifically proven body-mind connection. A toxic mind is filled with toxic thoughts and memories, which result in toxic choices and decisions that further exacerbate the toxic body with its toxic actions, reactions, and behaviors in the material world. The spiritual guidance of the soul is often ignored by a toxic mind.

You mind provides the roadmap for your body to go on your life journey, and your soul is the compass; without the compass and roadmap, you are going nowhere, and then you will live your life as if nothing is a miracle.

This 125-page book provides information on how you can rethink your mind, renew your body, and reconnect your soul for alignment of your being to live your life as if everything is a miracle.


Living as if everything is a miracle requires the alignment of the body, the mind, and the soul, which begins with simplicity living with no attachments in the material world, and is the WISDOM OF LETTING GO.

This book is made up of 4 parts.

PART ONE: An Introduction to Stress:

It explains how and where stress comes from, as well as the damage and devastation of stress to human health.

PART TWO: Conventional Wisdom:

The major life stressors come from career, money, relationships, adversity, and time. Conventional wisdom offers many strategies for stress relief, such as exercise, herbs, medications, meditation, and psychotherapies, among many others. Conventional wisdom may reduce stress levels, but it does not eradicate stress completely. Conventional wisdom may only complement the ancient Tao wisdom for ultimate stress relief.

PART THREE: Tao Wisdom:

This part not only explains what Tao wisdom is all about, but also contains the complete translation in simple English of all the 81 short chapters of “Tao Te Ching.” Going through the whole script, interpreted and translated by the author, will enable you to understand the essentials of Tao wisdom for stress-free contemporary living.

PART FOUR: No Ego No Stress

Stress originates from the human mind: how it perceives and processes life experiences. What is stress to one individual may not be stress to another. This part explains in detail how having no ego-self can completely eradicate stress related to career, relationships, money, adversity, and time.

Letting go of all attachments to the material world is not easy because they all serve to define who you think you are, although not letting go is the source and the underlying cause of most human diseases and disorders, including stress. The reality is NO EGO NO STRESS.

Stress is the underlying cause of most human diseases and disorders. In addition to reducing stress, you must also learn COPING WITH DISEASES.
Congratulations! You've Got Cancer!

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.

My Myasthenia Gravis

According to Western medicine, there is no cure for autoimmune diseases, including myasthenia gravis.

This book is based on the author’s own struggle with his myasthenia gravis. After more than two decades, he is now completely drug-free with only very minor disease symptoms.

Follow the author's natural and holistic approach to overcome your autoimmune disease.  


In addition to avoiding, preventing, and coping with diseases and disorders, you need the wisdom in order to stay YOUNGER AND HEALTHIER FOR LONGER.
Younger and Healthier for Longer

This is a handbook for both men and women to stay younger and healthier for longer!

This 233-page book provides rich information on every aspect of the body, mind, spirit to mature gracefully and youthfully, instead of getting old suddenly and drastically!


Staying younger and healthier for longer requires the mindset of self-belief of Santa Claus to confront all changes and challenges while LIVING IN THE GOLDEN YEARS.

Growing older sucks. The alternative is to die younger.

So, make the best and the most of your remaining years; turn them into the golden years of your life. Remember, life is a task-master: it teaches you not only how to survive in any challenging circumstance but also how to live well in spite of any frailty and adversity you may be facing.

Come to grips with the reality of death, which is a leveler-of-man. It makes you only more appreciative of life and more proactive to live a meaningful and purposeful life in your golden years.

Use Santa Claus as your role model to start believing in yourself, developing the right mindset to accomplish what you dream to achieve, and then act accordingly. Santa Claus, however, may not solve all your life problems and challenges, but he certainly may open unexpected doors for you in your golden years. Santa may show you a possible and realistic path to a better outcome despite all the challenges, obstacles, and problems currently facing you.

Naturally, you cannot do everything, but you can do something. So, do well the something that you can still do. The wisdom is to do a great deal more with a great deal less that you now have. The wisdom in
Your Golden Years and Santa Claus is to help you renew and enhance yourself with hope and optimism, showing you how to wake up from your nightmare and live a life that you deserve in your golden years so that you will once again see the golden light at the end of the tunnel.


With the golden years well lived, the journey of life may continue as if there were no destination, IF YOU JUST DON'T DIE!.

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 as you plod along your life journey towards your final destination. You need consciousness of the body, the mind, and the soul to live a meaningful and purposeful life, if you just don't die! Live in the now, and live as if there is no tomorrow, and tomorrow is just another day, if you just don't die!

Human existence is meaningless without life purpose and human happiness. The pursuit of longevity has been going on since time immemorial. Consciousness holds the key to the success of this pursuit. Consciousness is wisdom of the mind to understand self, others, as well as how and why certain things happen. Wisdom is the capability to ask self-intuitive questions along the life journey.

To live to 100 and beyond -- if you just don’t die -- you must ask questions about life; after all, living is about asking questions and seeking answers to the questions asked, and thereby instrumental in providing wisdom or a blueprint to continue the rest of your life journey

The first question you should consciously ask yourself is: "How long do I wish to live?" Of course, that is only a hypothetical question because you really don’t have much of a choice -- unless you would like to purposely end your life prematurely. Naturally, the answer to that question may also change over different phases in your life, depending on the quality of your life in that particular phase.

The second question you should consciously ask yourself is: "Why do I want to live long, or why not?" This question will be naturally followed by the third question: “How do I live long, or what can make me desire to live longer?”

The final question -- if you just don’t die -- is: "How should I live the rest of my life to overcome my daily problems and life challenges?"

The objective of this book is neither to convince you to crave longevity, nor to show you how to live to one hundred and beyond. It simply presents you with the consciousness of living the rest of your years as if everything is a miracle,  if you just don’t die!


As aging continues, vision deteriorates, affecting the brain too: what you see affects what you think, and vice-versa. Take care of your VISION HEALTH.

Vision Self-Healing Self-Help

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 Wisdom of Letting Go

With human wisdom, one may see the wisdom of letting go of all attachments in the material world. Attachments are the raw materials with which we often create the self-delusive realities of the ego-self. Letting go of the ego and all its attachments may let you see the true nature of everything: who you really are, not who you wish you were, and what you really need, not what you desire.

The ego is the human flaw that not only undermines the natural human wisdom innate in you, but also distorts the lens through which you see the world around you. Therefore, you need spiritual wisdom to complement the inadequate human wisdom, to guide the soul on your life journey. Spiritual wisdom can only be attained through trust and obedience to the Creator, which is letting go of your attachments to let God do what needs to be done.
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 made you happy or unhappy.

Looking at many 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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Living for life is living not just for yourself, but also for others.

TAO wisdom shows you how to be in this world, but not of this world.

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Following TAO is wisdom in living in this contemporary world of chaos and confusion with its many attachments that often lead to depression and devastation.
An Empty Mind for Everything
“Focusing on status gives us pride, and not humility.
Hoarding worldly riches deprives us of heavenly assets.

An empty mind with no craving and no expectation helps us let go of everything.
Being in the world and not of the world, we attain heavenly grace.

With heavenly grace, we become pure and selfless.
And everything settles into its own perfect place.”
(Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching, chapter 3)

You are in the world, but not of the world.

So, do not identify yourself with anything and everything in the world-the car you are driving, the neighborhood you are living in, the name-brand dress you are wearing, and among many others.

What is wrong with them? You become attached to them; they only enhance and inflate your ego, making you shackled to the material world.

With a deflated ego, on the other hand, you may become enlightened and see who you really are, and not what people think you are. Enlightenment opens the door to the TAO of living for life.

The reality is that many of us are not only in the world, but also of the world; so, we are living not for life, but for the world.

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