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Feng Shui that Makes Sense
Finally! A feng shui book that replaces nonsense with common sense!
Most feng shui books repeat the same information over and over again while perpetuating many myths and misconceptions that are mistakenly associated with this beautiful system of environmental design. Feng Shui that Makes Sense separates fact from fiction, easily guiding you step-by-step through the process of using feng shui principles to create a home that will please your eye, relax your body, inspire your mind, and soothe your spirit
You don’t need to be a professional designer or a feng shui expert in order to have a beautiful, comfortable home. Feng Shui That Makes Sense takes you step-by-step through the process of using feng shui principles to create a home that will please your eye, relax your body, inspire your mind, and lift your spirit.
After reading this book, you will be able to:
• Easily create a home of beauty, harmony, and comfort
• Learn basic feng shui principles that work every time in every space
• Improve the look and feel of any room in your home
• Discover the origins of popular feng shui myths and misunderstandings
• Enhance the areas of your home relating to Love, Money, Health, Family, and more
• Apply feng shui principles to your landscape and garden
• Integrate nature and natural materials into your living space
• Clear your home of unwanted energy
• Create a home that nurtures and inspires you physically, mentally, and spiritually
• Understand how and why your environment affects you the way it does
What Is Feng Shui?
“I don’t believe in feng shui.” I can’t begin to count how many times I’ve heard this statement throughout my years as a feng shui consultant. Yet every time I do, it always amuses me. You see, saying you don’t believe in feng shui is like saying you don’t believe in air or gravity. Whether you believe in it or not, feng shui is all around you and affecting you all the time.
Take a moment to observe your environment right now. Are you curled up in your favorite chair or propped up against soft pillows in your bed? Maybe you’re relaxing on a tropical beach or sitting in an airplane at 35,000 feet on a long flight to London. How are you feeling right now? Relaxed or tense? Focused or distracted? No matter where you are or what you are doing, how you are feeling right now is influenced by the way you are experiencing the feng shui of that environment.
Feng shui [fung shway] is the study of the environment and how it affects people. Contrary to what you may have heard, feng shui is not a belief system, a religion, superstition, or magic. You don’t need to “believe” in it in order for it to work. Feng shui has nothing to do with changing your luck and everything to do with helping you create a space that promotes feelings of happiness and well-being.
How Does Feng Shui Work?
The fundamental premise of feng shui is really quite simple and makes perfect sense: When you live and work in places that feel good to you, your attitude becomes more positive, and the quality of your life improves. Feng shui, at its most basic level, is a set of principles that you can apply to your surroundings in order to experience greater pleasure and satisfaction in whatever it is you’re doing.
Feng shui gives you specific guidelines that can be applied to any environment in order to increase your feelings of relaxation and comfort. The automotive, hotel, and airline industries all recognize that if people can afford it, they will pay more for greater comfort. These businesses know that generous seating, more legroom, and luxurious amenities are things that people want if they can get them, so companies charge more accordingly. When people are paying for luxury, they are often paying for a greater level of comfort, in other words, for better feng shui.
Similar to the modern-day fields of environmental psychology and ergonomics, feng shui is an ancient system used to identify features in your surroundings that make you feel relaxed or uneasy, calm or irritable. Sometimes these features are obvious; sometimes they are very subtle. When your environment feels nurturing and supportive, you’re better able to relax and concentrate on what you’re trying to accomplish, whether it’s working, resting, or just socializing with friends. Feng shui helps you experience your everyday surroundings in new and more meaningful ways.
In order to have an optimal life, you must have optimal surroundings. All living things practice feng shui. Plants, animals, and people have specific requirements for their respective environments in order to thrive. An unfavorable setting may bring disease and illness, causing living things to degenerate and possibly even die. Just like plants and animals, your relationship to your surroundings is fundamental to your health and well-being.
What Can Feng Shui Do for You?
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