I was just reading about Feng Shui, the Chinese Art of Placement, which is a method for determining the placement of furniture and other objects in a room, a home, or an office in order to achieve the optimal flow of Chi. I have a couple of friends who are feng shui practitioners and consultants, so I have a general idea of the theory.
I am just beginning to study this subject and I am withholding judgement, but I tend to give a lot of credibility to anything that has lasted thousands of years.
I was thinking how my mind is like my home too, with lots of little rooms that are locations where stuff is perceived, manipulated, evaluated, stored, etc.
A lot of my mental rooms are pretty messy and I think they must be disorganized as well, and in need of some mental feng shui.
After looking at the feng shui bagua, which is the eight-sided figure above, I have decided that most of my mental feng-y stuff is crossing over and in between the areas. Yup. Messy and disorganized. I need to apply some feng shui.
What I envision here is establishing purpose and priorities. At this phase of my current life, now age 61, I am past the concerns of career, so I can concentrate my efforts on the "Life Path" portion of the Water area.
There are so many family and relational aspects of life that transcend three or four generations in our lifetimes, that I see why we continue to struggle with these areas of the bagua forever. I will have to give this entire "mental feng shui" idea some additional thought, and I would welcome any contributions.