Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Go with the Flow

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese discipline involving the proper alignment and use of space, sort of. The most basic tenant of Feng Shui is to align your living space with the earth's flow of energy (trust me, it's more complex than that, but you get the idea). When the energy flow is unimpeded, then there are more positive influences at work.

We all react positively or negatively to the space we are in. Our responses can be based on the size of the space, the dominant coloring, the lighting, the furnishings, the amount of clutter or mess, among other things.

As we saw in the before and after pictures posted for the February challenge, the reduction of clutter and the establishment of order makes you happier and opens the door to your ability to create.

As an interesting experiment, I would like you to go into a room or area of your house and just stand there for a minute. Look around at the way the furniture is arranged, and the colors and textures used in that space, and at the presence or absence of clutter. Then imagine what you would do to improve it. How would you rearrange furniture for easier access to the space, to enhance communication (if more than one person uses the space), and would you change the colors or textures to change the mood of the space?

Enquiring minds need to know...

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