Feng Shui Articles
Lack of Focus Tied to Your Clutter
By Sylvia Watson, FSIA,©2001. All rights reserved.
The Tao Te Ching, one of China’s greatest philosophical classics, suggests
that one devote time for regular reflection; only in this way can you quiet your
mind to hear the lessons you are to learn.
It is difficult to quiet your mind if your environment is preventing you from
enjoying that much needed down time. If this is a problem, I venture to say that
a lot of clutter and disorganization exists in your home and therefore, is
reflecting disorganization in your thoughts and emotions.
You need to get focused so you can do some deep reflection to search for a new
direction in your life. Let’s start with getting rid of objects that no longer
serve a purpose or inspire you. Clear all unnecessary clutter from your home.
Containerize, label, sort and file your paperwork so that your paper mess does
not continuously busy your mind. Simplify! Simplify! Simplify!
Once this is done, your home should begin to feel a lot lighter, airier and less
overwhelming. The physical change in your environment will also reflect in your
emotional state of mind.
Once clutter has been addressed, here are more suggestions to help you be more
- Bring the water element into your space. This can be accomplished in many
ways. If you have a window that overlooks a yard add a bird bath, some purple or
lilac flowers to attract butterflies and soft greenery. Place a chair by this
window and sit in it daily to connect with nature and your thoughts. Have a
journal beside you to write down those thoughts for future reference.
- Place a small water fountain that reverberates soft sounds of water
trickling or flowing. The sound of water flowing causes us to relax and reflect
on less stressful things in life. It renews us and regenerates our creativity.
- Soften straight lines in your environment such as corner edges of tables and
walls by adding tall plants by walls and vining plants over table or bookshelf
edges; or hanging soft sheer fabric over them.
- Surround yourself with books and writings from others who have reflected
upon their own lives and written about it.
- Bring the metal element into your environment to promote focus. Any small
metal object such as a brass planter or a metal framed picture will work.
- Observe the path of the moon for a month. This will bring you outside at
night where it is more quiet and dark; both of these qualities will help still
your mind. It will also remind you of the many cycles of nature and help you
realize that life is about change. Be like nature and go with the flow;
resistance to change is never the answer.
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