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Monday, December 12, 2016

Detox the Mind to Detox the Immune System

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” George Bernard Shaw
Your mind is your being, and your brain is the most important of all your body organs because it controls your whole being. How you think, what you do, how you act and react, and what you do with all your life experiences—they ultimately become not only your memories but also your realities.

Myasthenia gravis is caused by a dysfunctional immune system. Its symptoms are often aggravated by stress. Therefore, stress relief is the best way to control or ameliorate the disease symptoms of myasthenia gravis.

Here is a simple way for stress relief: focused mental attention.

We all have experienced moments of profound peace of mind and total relaxation of the body when we look at a beautiful sunset or a crystal-blue sky reflected on the still water of a lake, or even the crushing waves against rocks by the seaside.

Do you recall those moments of internal peace and tranquility? Maybe not.

Indeed. those moments are few and far between—especially in the present world we are living in. The reason is that we can also experience those rare moments only we experience a deep sense of connectedness to nature, through which we are connected to everything else around us—just as Albert Einstein said: “A human being is part of a whole, called by us the ‘Universe’—a part limited in time and space.” Without that connectedness, there is no enhanced quality of mind that enables us to experience the inner peace, which has eluded so many of us. The lack of inner peace is due to scattered attention of our minds. The result is that we feel unduly stressed and discontented with everything around us, instead of the harmony that should have been the norm. 

The good news is that you can focus your attention to overcome the scattered attention of your mind. Changing the inner attitudes of your mind can significantly change the outer aspects of your life, and thereby creating the harmony and peace that may have eluded you.

Your mind is constantly thinking; it never completely stops its thinking process even while you are sleeping. Truly, you can never totally stop your mind from thinking for an indefinite length of time; after all, you need your mind to think. That being said, it is important that you do not develop a compulsive mind that constantly shifts back and forth between the past and the future. It is also critical that you give your mind every now and then a short, meaningful break, just as you switch off your computer when you are not using it.

Given that your mind is incessantly alternating between the past and the future, going back and forth without consciously knowing it, you should learn how to re-focus it on the present moment.

Why should you focus your mental attention on the present moment?

Focusing on the present moment can help you obliterate temporarily thoughts of the past and the future, just as people in dangerous sports, such as car racing or sky diving, focusing on the thrills of the present moment to the oblivion of everything else in their lives.

One simple way to focus your mind on the present moment is by conscious breathing, which is directing your mind on your breathing. Essentially, you pay attention to how you breathe in and breathe out, how your body feels during inhalation and exhalation, and how the flow and rhythm of your breaths are affecting your mind. You may also put some stick-on notes on your computer screen or anywhere in your house to remind you to practice conscious breathing every now and then throughout the day. Practicing conscious breathing for 2-3 minutes every hour or so does not interrupt with your daily work; just form this good habit of awareness and focus, which trains your mind to relax.

Regularly practicing focused mental attention on breathing is a simple way to relieve stress for better control of the symptoms of myasthenia gravis.

Visit my new  website: Health and Wisdom Tips.

Stephen Lau
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Thursday, December 8, 2016

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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 of living is wisdom of the mind to understand the self, others, as well as how and why certain things happen. Wisdom in living enables one to complete the rest of one's life journey and reaching the destination.

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 154-page 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—if you just don’t die!

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Stephen Lau

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Compulsive Mind

Stress is one of the underlying causes of many autoimmune diseases, including myasthenia gravis. Stress comes from the ego-self: no ego,no stress. In the previous post, I demonstrated that multitasking is an example of modern living in a stressful environment. Learn how to overcome your compulsive mind.

The following is taken from: Health and Wisdom Tips:

 “We all have obsessive thoughts every now and then. This is normal. It is just the extent of the obsession that may make them abnormal, causing the mind to become compulsive. A compulsive mind is incapable of dealing with obsessive thoughts that make it problematic. Controlling obsessive thoughts, especially unwanted and unwarranted, is important for holistic health and healing of the mind. The reason is that thoughts may give "reality" which may lead to actions or inactions; accordingly, obsessive thoughts may distort thoughts and impair the thinking mind.  

The human mind is very complex. An average person may have some 4,000 thoughts a day, and these random thoughts are spontaneous with no connection to the current task that an individual is doing. Unwanted thoughts come and go, drifting through the human mind.

So, what are obsessions? Obsessions are recurrent thoughts of doubts-such as "what if...?" or "did I or did I not...?"; or impulses to do or see something-such as craving to eat something one is not supposed to eat or watching pornography. We all experience these thoughts or impulses, but most of us can overcome them by simply dismissing them. However, in a compulsive mind, these thoughts may turn into obsessions when they become overtly repulsive, unwanted, uncontrollable, and recurrent.

Obsessive thoughts are unhealthy, because they may lead to compulsion, which is the inability to stop the obsessive thoughts, that is, one is compelled to act or do something against one's will or better judgment, however repugnant and objectionable it may be.

Some of the characteristics of obsessive thoughts are as follows:

(1) Faulty interpretation of the implication of the thought that occurs

(2) Inflated accountability for an action or a result pertaining to the thought

(3) Exaggerated threat from the thought

(4) Intolerance of any uncertainty implicated in the thought

(5) Obsessive thoughts create undue anxiety and aggravate distorted thinking.

So, what do you do if you have a compulsive mind with obsessive thoughts?

Do not attempt to consciously control them. The reason is that the more you strive to control a thought, the more difficulty you will have with it.

Research has shown that it is almost impossible to suppress unwanted thoughts under the following circumstances:

(1) When you are trying to suppress unwanted thoughts

(2) When you are under stress, especially time stress

(3) When you are depressed

(4) When you have to concentrate on a number of tasks in addition to suppressing the unwanted thoughts

In other words, a compulsive mind with obsessive thoughts has much to do with stress coming from different sources that generate distorted and unwanted thoughts; the more one strives to dispel them, the more recurrent they come, and thus forming a vicious cycle.

TIPS: Keep yourself free from the consequences of failed mental control. The more you try to suppress unwanted thoughts, the more meaningful they become for you, and the more difficult it is for you to get rid of them. To get rid of unwanted thoughts, learn how to meditate. In meditation, thoughts drift in and out, but you learn to focus on your breathing or an object, such as a flickering candle flame, in order to dispel intrusive and unwanted thoughts. In addition, guided meditation relaxes both the body and the mind. Hypnosis is another way to control your mind.“

Stephen Lau
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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Multitasking and Your Immune System

Autoimmune diseases are becoming more common in this day and age. There are many reasons for that: people are taking more pharmaceutical drugs recommended by their doctors and promoted by the industry; people's health has declined in spite of the advancement of modern medicine; people are become more stressed.

Stress is the underlying cause of many autoimmune diseases. Stress is often self-induced; one wants to do more to accomplish more; this mindset has led to multitasking.

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 antidote to multitasking is letting go. It's not easy because we all have a preconditioned mindset that "doing more for more." Ironically, it could be the other way around: "getting more for less." Get the wisdom of letting go.

Visit my new website: Health and Wisdom Tips.

Stephen Lau
Copyright© by Stephen Lau

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Miracle of Letting Go

To be diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, such as myasthenia gravis is devastating, often leading to many emotional traumas, such as “why me?” To cope with the symptoms and to have positive prognosis of the disease, it is important to let go—letting go of all negative perspectives.

“Letting go is the art of living well. There is much human wisdom in letting go. Only true human wisdom brings about true human happiness.  With human wisdom, you may see why you are unhappy. Unhappiness comes from attachments to too many things in the physical world, such as emotions and memories from careers, relationships, success and failure, pleasant and unpleasant life experiences. They have become the raw materials with which you have created your own identity or ego-self. Over the years, they have become attachments that you are reluctant to let go of.

But you must let go of yesterday so that you may live today as if everything is a miracle; you must let go of the material world so that you may have the universe; and, most importantly, you must let go of all attachments so that you may have empty space to be filled with spiritual blessings and wisdom.

But why are we unwilling to let go of our attachments? All attachments come from the ego-self. We want to define who we are, and we want to separate ourselves from others. Driving a car more expensive than that of our next door neighbor makes us feel good.

Tao wisdom may help uslet go of all attachments. Tao wisdom focuses on clarity of thinking, which is essentially having an empty mind with reverse thinking. With that mindset, we may see that all things in this world are impermanent. Therefore, any attachment is no more than a distraction from the fear and the reluctance of losing what we have; the more attachments we have, the less our mind will be aware of the impermanence of all things. In other words, attachment is a self-delusion of the reality of all things.

“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 knowledg
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)

TIPS: Happiness comes from the mental awareness that the pursuit of worldly things is futile because nothing lasts. True and lasting happiness is made up of feelings of joy, love, hope, compassion, and gratitude experienced by the mind at the present moment.

The above is from Health and Wisdom Tips.

The bottom line: empower your mind with information to heal your autoimmune disease; you might even say: “Doctor, you’re fired!” just as I did some two decades ago when I self-healed my myasthenia gravis, and now I am completely drug-free.

Stephen Lau

Friday, November 11, 2016

Can Tao Wisdom Heal?

To be diagnosed with an autoimmune disease is a devastating experience. You begin to ask many questions, such as "why me?" Worse, your stress level elevates when the doctor tells you that there are no known cures. Worst, during the prognosis of your disease, your feel frustrated when the medications cannot eradicate some of the symptoms.

But for any disease to heal, a positive mindset is critical. Clarity of thinking helps you see all the treatment options available, and take the appropriate actions.

Tao wisdom is based on "Tao Te Ching," which is an ancient classic from China. The book was written thousands of years ago by Lao Tzu, a sage with all white hair (a sign of wisdom). According to the legend, the great philosopher was forced to put down his profound wisdom in writing before he was permitted to leave China for Tibet. Reluctantly, Lao Tzu concisely and succinctly expressed his unique wisdom in eighty-one short chapters with only five thousand words all told. As a testament to the significance and timelessness of his eternal wisdom, "Tao Te Ching" has been translated into many languages; as a matter of fact, this ancient classic has become one of the most translated works of world literature.

Here is a summary of Tao wisdom in living.

"Tao" means "the way" to wisdom-or "the way" to achieving just about anything in life. As opposed to conventional wisdom, the wisdom of Tao is exclusive and subjective. In other words, "the way" is unique to each individual -- something like "one man's meat is another man's poison." That is to say, each individual has to discover or look within the self to find out what "the way" may look like, unlike conventional wisdom that provides a blueprint for many, if not for everybody. For this reason, wisdom cannot be acquired through knowledge, which is merely an accumulation of know-how from experts, let alone be taught or guided. Wisdom has to be self-intuited, assimilated, and internalized by an individual based on that individual's unique life experience.

The key to intuiting and attaining the wisdom presented by Lao Tzu is abandoning or letting go the ego-self.

Unlike conventional wisdom, which puts much emphasis on "self," such as "self-esteem" and "self-confidence," Tao suggests quite the opposite: the "non-attachment to self" because the "self" goes hand in hand with the "ego" -- together, they create the "identity" of an individual. Once the "identify" is created, there comes the need to "preserve" or "protect" that "identity" due to the presence of the "ego." Thus, a host of other problems will subsequently follow.

Therefore, the first and the most important requirement is to have "no ego-self" -- which is, however, most difficult to accomplish, because we are taught to be proud of who and what we are.

With "no ego-self," you then have "no expectation" in life. To illustrate, if you have created an ego-self, such as "I am a doctor" or "I am a mother," then subconsciously you have to, or you are "expected" to, live up to that image or the ego-self that you have unconsciously created in your mind's eye.

With "no ego-self," you will not be too concerned with material things that often qualify or attach to the "identify" you have created for yourself. In other words, you will become "non judgmental"-which is essentially not having to choose what you want and to reject what you do not want, or rather desiring what you think will enhance the ego-self, and avoiding what you think may damage your identity or image of the ego-self.

If you have "no expectation," you need not exert extra effort to meet your expectations. With less effort, you have more time to yourself, and so you can live in the present moment, which is the essence of Tao wisdom in living. In contemporary wisdom, we are expected to do more in order to get more of what we want; in the wisdom of Lao Tzu, you do "less" for more -- it is all about the spontaneity of things; you make nature work things for you, which is "non-doing," instead of working against the forces of nature,

To conclude, Tao wisdom in living is to have no ego-self so that you can live in the present. With no ego-self, there is no expectation; with no expectation, you become non-judgmental, which is accepting and embracing the desirable as well as the undesirable in life; with non-judgmental, you appreciate non-doing; with non-doing, you can live in the present and in harmony with nature. So, Tao recommends no ego-self to live a no-stress life with no worry, no expectation, no judgment, and non-doing. This is the summary of Tao wisdom in living.

Stephen Lau
Copyright © by Stephen Lau

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Cellular Health and the Human Immune System

“In recent years science has learned that the human immune system is much more complicated than we thought.” (Dr. Philip F. Incao, M.D.)

The human immune system is complicated in that it affects the whole body system in many different ways. As such, it can heal you but it can also harm you. It protects your cells and maintains your overall health through its production of antibodies (specific proteins) to fight against antigens (invaders to your body system). However, an impaired immune system can adversely affect your health because it is the common denominator of more than 100 autoimmune diseases.

Cellular Health

Cells make up your organs. When cells die, your organs fail and health deteriorates, and you age and die.

To maintain and sustain life, some of your cells replicate themselves continually, such as epithelial cells in your intestine, while others do not divide, such as your heart cells and neurons in your brain.

The good news is that, on average, most normal human cells have more than 100 years of lifespan built into them.

The bad news is that all human cells require energy and oxygen to function normally, and in this oxidative process free radicals are created. For example, when you breathe in life-giving oxygen, you also breathe out harmful carbon dioxide. This oxidative process is how your Creator has ingeniously built normal cell death into your body system to ensure your immortality. Slowly and accumulatively, these free radicals build up in your cells, leading to premature cell death. You cannot prolong life indefinitely, but you can extend lifespan by slowing down the oxidative process of free radicals. In other words, eradication of free radicals holds the key to health and longevity.

Premature cell death is due to both human and environmental factors, such as bacteria and viruses, free radicals, toxins, and trauma, which can cause irreparable damage to your cells, and thus instrumental in accelerating the demise of these cells. However, many of these factors are not only avoidable but also preventable.

Essentially, genes play an important role in determining the quality of your genes. In other words, your genetic time clock governs how long your cells will live, and this is partially determined at birth. However, your objective is to outpace your genetic time clock. Remember, nothing is set in stone; you always have a choice—the choice is all yours.

Maintain your cellular health.

Stephen Lau
Copyright© by Stephen Lau

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Live Well to Be Stress-Free

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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!

Stephen Lau
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Friday, October 14, 2016

Letting Go to Heal

Myasthenia gravis is one the many autoimmune diseases, which, according to contemporary Western medicine, offers no known cure, except controlling or suppressing its symptoms.

Albert Einstein once said: "There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle." Believe in the miracle of self-healing. Healing comes only from within, and not from any external source. Every individual should avail every opportunity to initiate the self-healing process, which is innate in the human body. Just believing in a miracle cure, however, is not enough; you must also empower yourself with knowledge and information to overcome myasthenia gravis through a holistic approach to the wellness of the body, the mind, and the spirit.

To heal your autoimmune disease, you must let go of all pre-conditioned thoughts, such as "there is no cure" and "you must take toxic steroid drugs." Learn also to let go of all negative emotions associated with your disease diagnosis and prognosis.

The Wisdom of Letting Go

To live well, one must ask questions about life; after all, life is about asking questions and finding answers throughout one’s life journey. True human happiness comes from human wisdom to ask the right questions and spiritual wisdom to get answers to the questions asked.

True human wisdom lets you understand that human unhappiness comes from the human ego, which  is composed of different attachments to the physical world, such as careers, emotions, memories, money, and relationships, among others. The human ego is unreal; it is only a distorted reflection of the real self. Attachments are just emotional distractions in the mind from confronting changes in an ever-changing world. Let go of all attachments to see the absolute truths of all things.

The ancient Tao wisdom from China provides a blueprint for nourishing human wisdom: an empty mind with reverse thinking, mindfulness for clarity thinking, living in the present with no expectations of the future, no picking and choosing, accepting and embracing everything that comes in the natural cycle of change—what goes up must always come down.

Human wisdom may not be adequate to help you let go of your attachments in the physical world; you also need spiritual wisdom With the spiritual wisdom from the Bible, you may be able to overcome the reluctance to let go of your attachments. Let go to let God in order to live your life as if everything is a miracle.

Stephen Lau

Copyright© by Stephen Lau

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Autoimmunity and Autoimmune Diseases

Your body is equipped with immunity to fight against viruses, bacteria, and parasites—in short, disease. However, this immunity, known as the immune system, may become compromised such that, instead of attacking the unwelcome foreign invaders to the body, it begins to attack your body's own cells and tissues. That is to say, when you develop autoimmunity, your immune system may mistakenly attack your body's own cells instead of protecting them.

Autoimmunity is present in everyone to some extent. The bad news is that autoimmunity can be triggered by many environmental, physical, as well as emotional factors, such that it can cause a broad spectrum of human illnesses, known as autoimmune diseases, which, according to modern medicine, has no cure.

There are more than 100 types of autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes mellitus, rheumatoid arthritis, and myasthenia gravis, among many others.

This concept of autoimmunity as the cause of human illness is relatively new, and it was accepted into the mainstream medicine only about half a century ago. At present, the medical community is still very much at a loss as to how autoimmunity develops in an individual, although there is increasing evidence linking environmental agents to autoimmune diseases. These include infectious agents, such as viruses, pharmaceutical and chemical agents, heavy metals, dietary factors, as well as a number of biological agents, including genetic disposition. However, medical scientists are still unable to pinpoint the exact cause of autoimmune diseases. As a result, many experimental drugs have been developed to treat autoimmunity. Unfortunately,  many of these experimental drugs may be toxic to the body with long-term adverse side effects on the health of the patient.

As you age, your immune system becomes weaker, as evidenced by the high incidence of influenza and pneumonia after age 25, not to mention among the elderly. Therefore, it is important to boost your immunity, which is closely related to your thymus (the commander-in-chief of fighters in your immune system against foreign invaders), with the 10 most important nutritional supplements:

  • Vitamin A to prevent thymus shrinkage (5,000 IU daily dosage)
  • Vitamin B6 to maintain hormone levels and to prevent thymus shrinkage (50 mg daily dosage)
  • Vitamin C to regulate T-cell (white blood thymus cells) function (at least 1,000 mg daily dosage or up to bowel tolerance)
  • Vitamin E to increase infection resistance (400 0800 IU daily dosage)
  • Selenium to increase T-cell activity and antibody production for detoxification (100 mcg daily dosage)
  • Zinc to boost your thymus for maturing T-cells to fight invaders (15 mg daily dosage)
  • Coenzyme CO10 to increase energy production for cells’ activities
  • L-glutathione to regenerate immune cells in the immune system (200 mg daily dosage)
  • Magnesium to increase enzymatic reactions (100 mg daily dosage)
  • DHEA to control cortisol, the stress hormone (5 mg daily dosage) 
Other than diet and nutritional supplements to boost immunity, you must also use internal cleansing to detoxify the whole body as a means to remove all accumulated toxins that may damage body cells and tissues, especially tho immune system.

Stephen Lau
Copyright© by Stephen Lau

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Letting Go of Attachments

An autoimmune disease is due to many factors, and one of which is stress.

Stress is your body’s response to increased tension. Stress is normal. You need stress to do many things, such as accepting challenges, concentrating on doing a difficult task, and making important daily and life decisions, among others. Indeed, stress can be even conducive to your health, such as stress from having sex, which increases both your pulse rate and heartbeat, as well as stimulates your brain cells to keep your brain younger and healthier for longer. In many ways, stress can be enjoyable, such as the mental and physical challenge in competitive sports and games.

After the initial stress-induced stimuli, your body should be able to relax, slow down, and return to its original state of balance and equilibrium. If that does not happen, you may become distressed or over-stressed. Too much stress can also increase your production of hormone epinephrine, and thus wearing out your hormonal glands. Dysfunctional hormone production may lead to many health issues: your blood sugar elevation to produce more energy; your breathing rate acceleration to get more oxygen for your lungs; your muscle tension; your pulse rate and blood pressure increase; and your excess sweating to cool down your body, among many other health issues. In that respect, stress can be damaging to your overall health and wellness.

Stress may be one of the underlying causes of autoimmune diseases, including myasthenia gravis.

One of the sources of stress is the human refusal to let go of attachments to the material world. Attachments may come in many different forms, such as careers, relationships, the past, success and failure, as well as happiness and unhappiness, among others.

Attachment is human refusal to let go of anything that seems indispensable. It is no more than a safety blanket to overcome fear—fear of change and of the unknown from that change. To cope with that fear, all attachments become distractions.
Given that stress may adversely affect the symptoms of an autoimmune disease, overcome stress by letting go of all attachments.
The Wisdom of Letting Go

The ancient Tao wisdom from China provides a blueprint for nourishing human wisdom: an empty mind with reverse thinking, mindfulness for clarity thinking, living in the present with no expectations of the future, no picking and choosing, accepting and embracing everything that comes in the natural cycle of change—what goes up must always come down. True human wisdom is the ability to understand that attachments are no more than distractions of the mind from letting go of anything that is impermanent.  

You are a two-in-one person: your ego-self and your spirit. They always co-exist and are in constant struggle with each other. The more attachments you have, the more assertive and dominant your ego-self is over your spirit, which provides spiritual wisdom to help you live in the material world.

The human flaw comes from attachments of the ego-self. To overcome this flaw, human wisdom alone may be inadequate; it requires the complement of spiritual wisdom, which is turning to the Creator with trust and obedience—that is, letting go to let God control the uncontrollable in life.

This 111-page book provides inspiration from ancient Tao wisdom to enhance human wisdom to believe in spiritual wisdom of letting go to live as ifeverything is a miracle.

Stephen Lau
Copyright© by Stephen Lau

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

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