This is the Oxford Dictionary’s definition of feng shui:
- (in Chinese thought) a system of laws considered to govern spatial arrangement and orientation in relation to the flow of energy (qi), and whose favorable or unfavorable effects are taken into account when siting and designing buildings.
“Feng shui” literally means water and wind, the two energy forces you need for life and good health.
Feng shui has been known predominantly as a popular way of arranging furniture to allow for the ideal flow of positive energy in your home thus creating a positive effect on you and your life force.
I sleep with my bed facing the bedroom door. There is nothing under my bed. I have a crystal on a small stand in one of the dark corners of my living room. All these are considered feng shui, and all are done by me to create a pleasure energy movement through the place I spend most of my time.
Open Your Mind
If it can work for the energy in your home, why not work for your mind as well? We’re all made up of energy, both negative and positive flows. As we age, our energy can easily get stuck in the negative. For one, it’s more popular to complain in social circles than it is to spend hardly a nanosecond sharing all that’s good and right in the world. By spending time on the negative, we’re giving it more power.
Our minds could use some feng shui.
How to Use Feng Shui to Improve Your Mind
- Clutter: One of the common and critical aspects of feng shui is clutter. We all have experienced clutter in our homes and clutter in our minds. You know that monkey-mind chatter about things that 1) we have no control over, 2) are not within our control and, 3) are often nothing more than self-loathing and criticism. To let go of the clutter you are making way for new energy to come in and improve your attitude.
- Command position: Feng shui deals with moving furniture into the best position to have command over your abode, your kingdom. Identifying your main stance in life or the main position you project your efforts and energy toward, you’ll be successful coming from that point of view. For instance, if you identify that you want to view your life more positively and let go of the negativity, you’ll be able over time to clear your mind and your actions of negative energy and will be seen as a positive person. You’ll be viewed as more trustworthy, compassionate, and not a gossip or judgmental person.
There are a ton of books on Feng Shui and at least one on Feng Shui for the mind. The principles are easy to follow and will be beneficial if you approach the concepts with the goal of a more relaxed and upbeat demeanor and approach to life.
Good luck and have fun!