We’ve all had them – good and bad neighbors. They’re either the types that borrow everything and return nothing. Or, they’re the kind that show up with a plate of cookies when you move in. Then there are the neighbors who you never know because they keep to themselves.
Purists will say you can’t feng shui your car, your clothes or your looks, but that’s not exactly true. While feng shui is the study of the environment and its effects on the occupants of a building, it can also be used as a method for designing, too. One of the areas where feng shui can be the most effective is the business card.
The wedding of England’s Prince William and fiancé Kate Middleton is the kind of fairytale that can buoy a world weary of conflict in the Middle East, devastation and nuclear catastrophe in Japan and a continuing conflict in Afghanistan. A wedding is a joyous event that portends hope and celebrates a couple’s commitment to each other, something that is a foundation of family and society.
The White Tiger in feng shui represents the west or right hand side of our homes (as you look out the front door). The White Tiger is associated with courage, protection and dignity. The White Tiger brings good luck and fortune when it is represented by a small rise on the right side of the house and is most often associated with the compass direction of west. It is the yin to a dragon’s yang. The White Tiger protects a home from negative forces and is sometimes associated with wealth.
Good feng shui has a number of definitions. It includes everything from good landscape layout, auspicious topography that includes mountains, lakes, or oceans, and good design, including auspicious or inauspicious shapes, harmonious arrangement of elements, and a host of other factors. But did you know that good feng shui can also include very subtle environmental clues, too? It’s true.
If you are confused by feng shui, you’ll be happy to know that there is a secret weapon in the feng shui arsenal: the compass. Many feng shui experts recommend locating the wealth, career, health, etc., sectors of your home by orienting off the door to the room. This can often be confusing because there may be more than one entryway to a room.
Enhancing careers with feng shui is a popular subject in feng shui. Second to generating wealth, energizing the career sector ranks high in interest among those interested in using feng shui to better their lives. It makes sense due to the amount of time we spend at our jobs. It also is understandable because to have a successful career enables us to make better decisions for ourselves and our families.
More and more people are looking to gain an edge in their working environments. One method that businesspeople are increasingly turning to is feng shui. Feng shui promises that by arranging your office environment correctly, it is possible to create a better career for yourself, and that it can, in turn, promote further opportunity and advancement.
It’s no coincidence that the health and wealth sectors of the bagua are next to one another, and that the health sector comes before wealth. That’s because you cannot truly be a wealthy person if you do not have your health. Health is not just the absence of disease. It is also vitality and robust living that creates true health. Likewise, good health also incorporates a healthy mental state. We all know how important it is to maintain a healthy weight, get plenty of rest, eat healthfully, and make time for fun and relaxation.
Computers are a wonderful tool for helping us communicate with friends around the world, produce presentations and documents, balance our checkbooks and, in short, run our businesses and our lives. There is no doubt that we are completely dependent upon computers today and few homes are without a personal computer. Few of us are able to work when our computers stop working because of bugs, viruses or a log-jam of files.