|If there is light in the soul, there is beauty in the person.
If there is beauty in the person, there is harmony in the house.
If there is harmony in the house, there is order in the nation.
If there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world.
-Old Chinese Proverb
Peace Starts with Me
The above quote is one of my favorites as it speaks to the simplicity of creating peace in the world. Because peace is important to me, I am challenged to incorporate practices, behaviors, thoughts, feelings and actions that lead me to peace and harmony. For example, I strive to maintain a consistent spiritual practice and resolve conflicts in my relationships. Being mindful of thoughts that include judgment provide insights that need my attention. By addressing emotions that are unbalanced and reactionary, I am more centered. Shifting inharmonious energies in my home is also key.
As a feng shui expert, I am keenly aware of inharmonious energies in physical environments. These energies in the home are generated from numerous sources: thoughts, emotions, relationship issues, blocked or stuck chi, previous owners, disconnection to nature, chemicals, pesticides, disarray, chaos, stress, and so on.
Living the so called ‘good life’ creates challenge and sensory overload that easily leads to numbness and apathy. That's why it's vitally important to create a personal sanctuary for yourself. In your personal sanctuary, you will be nourished and rejuvenated to meet the demands of the outside world. It's also important to cultivate your inner sanctuary, the part of you that requires impeccable self care.
For me, peace would not be possible without my personal sanctuary and my dedication to self care.
Feng Shui Tip
Start creating your personal sanctuary by ridding your space of objects, furnishings and possessions that contribute to stress and negative associations. Once you've done that, surround yourself with your favorite colors. Add personal objects that bring you joy and delight your sense of smell and sound.
Inner Feng Shui Tip
Your inner sanctuary is cultivated by understanding what's required for you to take impeccable care of yourself. Start by identifying your needs using this worksheet. Then find the motivation to be dedicated and consistent by asking for help from a professional, a friend, a family member, or a trusted adviser.
Peace starts with me, right here, right now. Join me?
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