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Bibliography, Links, Resources


Anatomy of an Illness. 

Beautiful Heart, Beautiful Spirit.   Shing-Ling-Mei Wudang Qigong as taught by Master Qing Chuan Wang.   By Katherine Orr.  Dragongate Publishing, 2005.  256 pages.  ISBN: 0976517809.  VSCL. 

The Five Animals do the Six Healing Sounds.  By Michael Winn.  Healing Tao Home Study Video, 2004.  Qigong Fundamentals 1.  1 DVD.  Instruction in the Inner Smile, Ocean Breathing, 6 Healing Sounds, and Five Animals.  Also Qigong Fundamentals 1 includes lectures by Michael Winn on six audio CDs.  VSCL. 

The Healing Brain.  By A. Ornstein and D. Sobel.  Simon and Schuster, 1987. 

The Healing Power of Humor.  By Allen Klein.  GP Putnam and Sons, 1989.  

"Inhibiting and facilitating conditions of the human smile: A nonobstrusive test of the facial feedback hypothesis."  By Strack, F., Martin, L.L. and Stepper, S. Journal Pers. Soc. Psychology, 1988,  54: 768-777

The Inner Smile.  By Caroline Robinson. 

The Inner Smile: Increasing Chi Though the Cultivation of Joy.  By Mantak Chia.  Rochester, Vermont, Destiny Books, 2005, 2008.  75 pages.  Color illustrations and photographs.  ISBN: 1594771553.  VSCL. 

The Inner Smile.  By Lilias Folan.  1 Audio Cassette.  Relaxation Company, 1998.  ISBN: 1559614706. 

The Inner Smile: Awaken Joy, Healing and Relaxation with these Meditations from Lilias Folan's Acclaimed PBS Yoga Series.  1 Audio CD.  Relaxation Co., 1998.  ISBN: 1559614846. 

The Inner Smile Meditation Instructions.   By Shiva Ray.  From Yoga Journal

The Inner Smile Meditation Technique.  By Don Landrum. 

Instructions for the Inner Smile Meditation Practice.  Adapted from books by Mantak Chia. 

Search Google:  Inner Smile Meditation

Smile Therapy.  By L. Hodgkinson.  Optima, 1994. 

Taoist Ways to Transform Stress into Vitality: The Inner Smile and Six Healing Sounds.  By Mantak Chi and Juan Li.  Healing Tao Center, 1991.  144 pages.  ISBN: 0935621008.  VSCL. 




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Inner Smile Meditation
Quotations, Sayings, Notes


"In ancient China, the Taoists taught that a constant inner smile, a smile to oneself, insured health, happiness and longevity.  Why?  Smiling to yourself is like basking in love: you become your own best friend.  Living with an inner smile is to live in harmony with yourself."
-  Mantak Chia  


"Today, give a stranger one of your smiles.  It might be the only sunshine he sees all day."
-  H. Jackson Brown 


"Peace begins with a smile."
-  Mother Teresa  


"No matter how grouchy you're feeling,
You'll find the smile more or less healing.
It grows in a wreath
All around the front teeth -
Thus preserving the face from congealing."
-  Anthony Euwer


"The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief."
-  William Shakespeare 


"A smile is the universal welcome."
-  Max Eastman


"A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks."
-  Charles Gordy 


“Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.”
-  Paramahamsa Yogananda 


"If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it."
-  Andy Rooney 


"A warm smile is the universal language of kindness."
-  William Arthur Ward 


“What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity.”
-  Joseph Addison


"The universal language of a smile speaks straight to the heart, bypassing the intellect and ego. To nurture loving relationships Ayurveda advises one greet others with a pleasant face, Buddhism encourages friendliness to all (maitri), and Taoism teaches that giving ourselves a grin is the best medicine.  A deep inner smile spreads like a relaxing elixir making us receptive to transform negative energy into positive."
-  Caroline Robertson 


"Before you put on a frown, make absolutely sure there are no smiles available."
-  Jim Beggs 


"A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles."
-  Washington Irving


“ Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”
-  Thich Nhat Hanh 


"A smile is a curve that sets everything straight."
-  Phyllis Diller 


"A smile costs nothing but gives much.  It enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give.  It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.  None is so rich or mighty that he cannot get along without it and none is so poor that he cannot be made rich by it.  Yet a smile cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away.  Some people are too tired to give you a smile.  Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give."
-  Author Unknown 


"Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing."
-  Mother Teresa 


“The hardest thing you can do is smile when you are ill, in pain, or depressed. But this no-cost remedy is a necessary first half-step if you are to start on the road to recovery.”
-  Allen Klein 


"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."
-  Leo Buscaglia 


"Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful."
-  Thich Nhat Hanh 


"Everyone smiles in the same language."
-  Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young 


"All the statistics in the world can't measure the warmth of a smile."
-  Chris Hart


"Smiling is my favorite exercise."
-  Anonymous


"People seldom notice old clothes if you wear a big smile."
-  Lee Mildon 


"Smiling is infectious,
You can catch it like the flu.
Someone smiled at me today,
And I started smiling too."
-  Author Unknown


"The shortest distance between two people is a smile."
-  Anonymous


"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."
-  Mark Twain 


"You're never fully dressed without a smile."
-  Martin Charnin


"A smile is the light in the window of your face that tells people you're at home."
-  Anonymous 


"Beauty is power; a smile is its sword."
-  Charles Reade 


"Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love."
-  Mother Teresa 


"If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don't be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning 'Good morning' at total strangers."
-  Maya Angelou 


"It takes seventeen muscles to smile and forty-three to frown."
-  Anonymous 



The Other Side of the Coin

"If a man smiles all the time, he's probably selling something that doesn't work."
-  George Carlin 

"Start every day with a smile and get it over with."
-  W.C. Fields 



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