Sunday, November 22, 2015

Increase Mind Power of Your Baby

Increasing mind power begins as early as in the infant stage.

I have just published this book to provide guidelines and a blueprint for my daughter who is just about to give birth to her baby. This is a blueprint for all parents who wish to make their smart babies super smart.

Yes, you can increase the mind power of your baby as soon as he or she is born.  A baby's mind is like a blank sheet of paper, and you, if you are a smart parent, have to fill up that sheet to make your baby super smart. You don't need sophisticated toys or high-tech devices to make your baby smart. You need your time and effort -- and the know-how, of course.

After months of pregnancy, your baby has finally arrived. This has also opened a new challenging chapter in your life: how to help your baby grow and develop both physically and intellectually to the best potentials. You may easily become overwhelmed by the exhaustive information on the Internet with respect to raising a smart baby. Simplicity holds the key. Be simple in your approach to your everyday activities and interactions with your baby. Make the best and the most out of the first three years of your baby’s life to enhance and optimize brain growth with simple spatial and language skills.

This book is based on my own past experience of raising my daughter some three decades ago. I would like to share my experience with parents or parents-to-be with some simple strategies to bring up your babies wise and smart. I remember I began teaching my daughter language skills and spatial development just when she was a few months old. People around me were skeptical that I could make her smart starting at such an early age. I developed games and activities to enhance her reading skills.  As a result, she could read shortly after she turned two, and became a proficient reader as early as she was three years old. Yes, you can make your baby smart and super smart. What you need is to empower yourself with knowledge to begin to stimulate your baby’s brain at any early age with simple everyday activities and interactions.

Stephen Lau 

Friday, October 30, 2015

Letting Go

Letting go of the past may hold the key to living a stress-free life. It is the wisdom of living well in this day and age. In this material world, many of us believe that more is always better. Why do we want more? The explanation is simple: we tend to identify all material things with our ego: the car we drive, the house we live in, the clothes we wear, the career we have. But they are all in our minds, and they don't last. Knowing this ultimate truth, we still hold on to everything in our possession, refusing to let go. This is how we have created stress in our lives.

According to the ancient wisdom of Tao, which is the profound wisdom of Lao Tzu, the ancient sage from China, who was the author of the immortal classic Tao Te Ching, one of the most translated works in world literature, letting go begins with the mind first:

"Letting go is emptying the mundane,
to be filled with heavenly grace.

Blessed is he who has an empty mind.
He will be filled with knowledge and wisdom from the Creator.
Blessed is he who has no attachment to worldly things.
He will be compensated with heavenly riches.
Blessed is he who has no ego-self.
He will be rewarded with humility to connect with the Creator.
Blessed is he who has no judgment of self and others.
He will find contentment and empathy in everyone.

Letting go of everything is the Way to the Creator."

Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching, Chapter 9 "Letting Go"

Life is about mind over matter. To fully harness your mind power, first of all, you need to fully understand the role of the mind and how your mind works, so that it may work for you, instead of against you; and then learn the strategies to fully utilize your mind power. You think and your thoughts become the raw materials with which you weave the fabrics of your life, including your choices and decisions, your actions and reactions; your thinking is based on your perceptions of your past experiences, and the memories of those experiences.

According to Lao Tzu, an empty mind means you let go of all your memories that are responsible for inflating your ego. Without your ego, you have no stress.

Read my book: NO Ego No STRESS to find out how to let go of your ego to let go of other things in your life to live a life of simplicity without stress.

Stephen Lau 
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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Less Is More

According to contemporary wisdom, more is often better than less; and the more the better. This misconception has led to the belief of hoarding: people accumulate wealth -- much more than they could ever spend. This has also resulted in the development of a compulsive mind in contemporary living: people have too many goals and just not enough time to accomplish them; as an illustration, people talk on the phone while driving.

According to the ancient wisdom of Tao, which is the profound wisdom of Lao Tzu, the ancient sage from China, who was the author of the immortal classic Tao Te Ching, one of the most translated works in world literature, less is more.

“To guide a great country, we need a great ruler.
To wage a successful war, we need good strategies.
To live a life of harmony, we need letting life live by itself.
That essentially means:
the more efforts we exert, the more failure we experience;
the more weapons we make, the more danger we encounter;
the more laws we enact, the more law-breakers we produce.”
(Chapter 57, Tao Te Ching)

President Reagan had quoted this in one of his state-of-the-union addresses when he referred to the less interference of America's foreign policy to benefit the country in the long haul:.

“Living our lives is like frying a small fish;
we neither over-season nor over-cook it.”
(Chapter 60, Tao Te Ching)

There is much wisdom in the above. Look what the United States has got into all sorts of political problems in the Middle East through over intervention.

Understanding human wisdom is the first step in the journey of a thousand miles towards clarity of thinking. If the human mind is too overloaded with thoughts of the past and projections of those thoughts into the future as desires and expectations, the mind is unable to concentrate and think right. understanding God’s wisdom. Without human wisdom, God’s wisdom is even more unfathomable and forever unintelligible to many.

Many of us often overwhelm ourselves in our pursuit of knowledge, thinking that the more we know, the wiser we become. Wisdom has much to do with clarity of thinking, the capability to separate the truths from the half-truths or myths. 

Lao Tzu shows us the importance of taking the first step, a small step, and one step at a time, along the journey to self-enlightenment. So, beginning with less, we may get more in the long run.

“Accordingly, we do not rush into things.
We neither strain nor stress.
We let go of success and failure.
We patiently take the next necessary step,
           a small step and one step at a time.”

(Chapter 64, Tao Te Ching)

Learn the art of getting what you want out of life through your mind. If you find yourself facing constant frustration from never-ending problems in life, or you feel as though your life is a proverbial treadmill, not going anywhere. Now is the time to take charge of your life. It is all in your subconscious mind that is the real power center of your being and the "headquarters" of your body. Learn all the secrets to harness your mind power! MIND SECRETS EXPOSED.

Stephen Lau 
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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Asking Questions to Increase Mind Power

The mind is one of the most important body organs: it thinks, and creates thoughts, which result in actions and choices in life. How one lives one's life is contingent on the wisdom of the mind. Life is all about asking questions, internalizing them in your mind, and finding appropriate answers to those questions asked. Asking questions is introspection, which is a process of self-reflection, without which there is no self-awareness and hence no personal growth and development. Asking questions is self-empowering wisdom.

According to Lao Tzu, knowing yourself is true wisdom.

“Knowing others is intelligence.
Knowing ourselves is true wisdom.
Overcoming others is strength.
Overcoming ourselves is true power.”
(Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching, Chapter 33)

“Who you are” determines what you are going to do with your life, and how you are going to live your life. Nobody can live your life for you, and therefore you will turn to yourself for answers to all the questions you ask. People can be your mentors or role models; they can even provide you with a road map or even a compass; even your doctors may tell you to do this or that. But only you can decide where you are going to turn or make a detour along your life journey, and this is where wisdom comes in. 

You need wisdom to do the right things in your life. Tao wisdom is the essence in the art of living well, It is the profound wisdom of the ancient Chinese sage, Lao Tzu, the author of the immortal classic Tao Te Ching, one of the most translated works in world literature. The book has been popular for thousands of years due to its wisdom, which is simple but controversial, profound and yet intriguing. To fully understand it, you need to get all the essentials of Tao wisdom. Click here for more details.

Stephen Lau 
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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Mental Confusion

Confusion is the inability to think as clearly or as quickly as you normally do. The good news is that, more often than not, confusion is only a temporary mental issue due to infections or disorders. The bad news is that if it is permanent, it is incurable.

Temporary mental confusion, according to Arnaldo Lichtenstein, M.D., may be due to uncontrolled diabetes and dehydration, both conditions common to seniors. If you are diabetic, it is important to control your blood sugar level through your diet.

In your golden years, you water reserve may be reduced to less than 50 percent in your body—a natural consequence of aging. But you may be reluctant to take in more fluid to compensate for its natural loss because of your bladder problems or the increase of medications (pharmaceutical drugs dehydrate).

Make a habit of drinking liquids, especially plain water, every two hours or so, even though you may not feel thirsty at all. If you begin to feel muddled thinking, inexplicable irritability, disorientation, and lack of concentration, you may be on the brink of dehydration without knowing it.

Avoiding the use of alcohol, especially when you are alone or lonely; quitting smoking, and getting enough sleep are other measures to prevent dehydration.

Of course, confusion may be a tale-telling sign of medical conditions you may have, such as brain tumor, concussion, hypothermia (sudden drop in body temperature), infections, stroke, and among others.

Read my book: Your Golden Years and Santa Claus. Find out how to live your life as if everything is a miracle even as you continue to age in your golden years. Learn how to keep your mind healthy and have good memory. You can do it like Santa Claus. 

Stephen Lau
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Friday, August 28, 2015

Meditate to Heal

Meditation is mind-body medicine. It is the most effective mind-body therapy not only for disease prevention but also for self-healing.
For centuries, meditation has been associated with religions because during meditation it is easy to conjure up images of divinity or the metaphysical and thereby instrumental in connecting with the Divine. However, nowadays, in this world of stress and turmoil, meditation therapy is getting attention in the medical field because it relaxes both the body and the mind. Stress is the major underlying cause of many human diseases. Find out how you can eliminate stress from your life through the mind: No Ego No Stress.
Meditation is medicine in that your mind controls your thoughts, which control your actions, and your actions are often responsible for your health. Contemporary life is stressful, in particular in the present economic environment, which generates emotional reaction, anxiety, anticipation, and worry. Naturally and inevitably, your mind focuses on the past or the future, or both. The past is the breeding-ground for stress: your memories of past difficulties or failures are projected into the future, which become real and almost tangible to you.
Remember, in life, nearly all your thoughts, including your desires and fears, are based on either the past or projection of those memories in the past into the future as desires or worries. These festering thoughts may begin to feed on the mind, generating negative emotions that affect your hormone secretion, and thus affecting your overall health. 
Meditation is medicine in that it provides a break or relaxation for your thinking mind. Your body needs rest, and so does your mind. It is a myth that when you sleep, your mind is resting. No, it is not, because your mind still works in your dreams.
Meditation is mind-body therapy because it helps you focus your mind on the present to the exclusion of past and future thoughts.
Meditation is actually easier than your might imagine. Start meditation by paying attention to your breathing. There is no right or wrong way of meditation. Just practice it, and do it with persistence and perseverance. Go to my web page MeditationTechniques to learn how to meditate to enhance your health. Meditation makes you younger and healthier for longer.
Stephen Lau

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Miracle of Mind Power

Believe in the miracle of mind power. Use your mind to control your toxic body, but let your mind be supervised by your soul so that you can live your life as if everything is a miracle.

As If Everything Is A Miracle: This 125-page book is about the wisdom in living as if everything is a miracle, just as Albert Einstein once said: "There are only two ways to live your life. One is to live as if nothing is a miracle. The other is to live as if everything is a miracle."

This 125-page book is about the wisdom to rethink your mind, renew your body, and reconnect your soul to realign your being for total wellness and well-being to live stress-free as if everything is a miracle. In this day and age, living in different phases of life is challenging. For one thing, in this world of technology and information, many of us are addicted to speed, which seems like a prerequisite for success in career and in many others facets of life. As a result, stress is unduly created, which may lead to toxic actions, reactions, thoughts and emotions.

Consciously and subconsciously we have created for ourselves a world in which our bodies, our minds, and souls have become toxic and we live as if nothing is a miracle. To do just the opposite—living as if everything is a miracle—we have to renew the mind, renew the body, and reconnect the soul, and realign the being so that we know who we really are, instead of who we "think" we are.

Believe in yourself: believe that you can be a better, happier, and healthier you. Believe that you can be a centenarian, if you choose to. The only hurdle is stress in contemporary living. Learn how to overcome your stress by letting go your ego-self. No Ego No Stress!

As If Everything Is A MiracleThis book is now FREE for download from Aug 13 to Aug 2015. Also, I would appreciate it if you could give me some feedback or comments.

Thank you.

Stephen Lau

  As If Everything Is A Miracle - book cover

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Bad, the Good, and the Wise

In this world, you will find the bad, the good, and the wise, but it may not be easy to distinguish them or separate one from the others. The explanation is that we all are inherently good, bad, and wise. Over the years, through our uniquely different life experiences, we may have become more of one and less of the others. No matter what, we all have the bad, the good, and the wise in our nature; and the essence of our nature is derived from how we think.

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: “The ancestor to every action in the physical world is a thought.” In other words, wisdom comes from the mind: how you think, and how you perceive and react to your thought. Wisdom is different from knowledge in that a knowledgeable person may not necessarily be wise, and by the same token a wise person does not have to be knowledgeable. Wisdom has much to do with how you interpret your own life experiences and then how you apply them to your everyday life and living. It is your profound understanding of your true self and your perception of how you are interconnected with others. In other words, true wisdom is your profound understand of who you really are, and not what you wish you were, and your perception of the interconnection between you and others. With that wisdom, you will become a better person.

To find out how to be wise in order to be good and happy, and live your life as if everything is a miracle, read my book: Be A Better andHappier You With Tao Wisdom.

Stephen Lau 
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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Wellness Wisdom Newsletter

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  • You will receive FREE copies of my books every now and then.
  • You receive an email twice a month (on the 1st and 15th of each month) with guidelines and instructions on how to deal with different health and life issues, so that you can live as if everyday is a miracle.
My August 1, 2015 email is on: Self-Acceptance Is the Key to Happiness.


 My newsletter covers every aspect of mind wellness, body wellness, and soul wellness. Wellness begins with the mind that controls the body; both the mind and the body are overseen by the soul. Use wellness wisdom to connect you body and your mind with your soul -- just as 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." Live each and every day of your life as if everything is a miracle. You can do it as long as you have the wellness wisdom. Click here to opt-in for your free subscription to get your FREE information and know-how.

Stephen Lau 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Multitasking Mind

According to a recent CNN report on multitasking: 

(CNNOur brains on multitasking aren't nearly as good as we think they are. Let's say you're working on an activity over here, on the right side of the brain, and suddenly you're trying to multitask another activity, like talking on the phone.
You're not actually doing both activities at the same time, in fact, you're now diverting your attention from one part of your brain to another part of your brain. That takes time, that takes resources, that takes brain cells.
What happens on the other side of the brain is that you're starting a brand new activity, so in fact you're probably slower and not nearly as good at doing both activities at the same time."

The bottom line: multitasking does not increase your mind power. Quite the contrary, multitasking can damage your brain cells. How? When you are multitasking, you are directly or indirectly creating undue stress for yourself, and stress causes hormonal dysfunction that impairs neurotransmitters in your brain. To enhance your mind power, do just the opposite -- focusing your mind on the present, instead of projecting it into the future (which is what multitasking is all about).  Presence of mind gives clarity and relaxation to enhance your mind power.

Multitasking is certainly not the art of living well. Read my book THE BOOK OF LIFE AND LIVING..

This 200-page book is full of wisdom based on the author’s extensive research and personal experience. In this book, you will learn the following:

(1) Eliminating unproductive thoughts, and overcoming chaotic struggles in your inner world and outer life to enhance health and performance, master stress, and deepen appreciation of life.

(2) Understanding the essentials of contemporary wisdom and ancient wisdom to help you contemplate and internalize their respective meanings and values in your daily life

(3) Harnessing mind power to operate your mind to integrate the acquired knowledge into your daily activities

THE BOOK OF LIFE AND LIVING is the wisdom in the art of living well.

Stephen Lau
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