‘Internal alchemy’ and cultivating your centre for good health has been a principle part of the Taoists canons for centuries. This stillness and harmony is what gives us a quiet confidence, crystal like clarity and a security that comes from a sense of constant connection to the beauty of life.
Tao is a strategy for living and refers to an energy that flows through everything. The Tao is based on a life lived in conformity with the natural way of things – in integrity with the natural path and flow of life. When living in this way, the Taoists believe that good health prevails, fulfilment and success is attainable.
It recognises that change is inevitable and seeks to maintain balance as the chi or life force brings about whatever changes are necessary. Like Taoism, Feng Shui recognises how everything is inter-related, forever changing and inter-connected.
So, embodying the Tao, embracing your stillness, staying calm and constantly living within this space has increasing value in our full, sometimes manic lives. In this vortex of activity and the often intense demands on our time, it is easy to lose our balance or centeredness. When this occurs, we then seek these elements outside of ourselves through various disciplines whether they be Feng Shui, Tai Chi or some form of Meditation.
The cultivation of stillness needs to be approached from a number of perspectives. If you choose to meditate, this option can be supported through the use of a Buddha Status for focus or Incese to quiet the mind.
Either way, the starting point is to ensure that whatever strategy is employed it is on a level that is suitable for each person. At the most basic level, a suitable environment is very important. With the chaos that exists in people’s lives it is far too challenging to even begin addressing the aspect of harmony in other ways and so Feng Shui is a very effective approach and can be extraordinarily helpful.
Creating balance, so that success prevails through maintaining good mental and physical health within the home and workplace is a sought after aim in Feng Shui.
Whilst Feng Shui is only one part of the solution, when properly applied, it provides the framework for change to be cultivated.
And so, Feng Shui can support the internal efforts required to bring about quality, profound, successful and sustainable change.
Firstly, ensure that you have a good Feng Shui bedroom.
Secondly, whilst you may have implemented remedies at home, it is worthwhile considering doing the same within your workplace. In order for things to run smoothly place a Five Element Pagoda in the East sector of the workplace and a Wu Lu in the South for the duration of the year.
Reflect on stillness and harmony, not as something you manage to fit into your schedule from time to time but as a way of life, as the foundation from which your life can blossom.