Shui. A – Ha!!!! I’m sure this term evokes
mixed reactions, contradicting philosophies and more
important, divides the people into the believers, non-believers
and the skeptics. However, isn’t this true with
most sciences which have a tinge of Metaphysics? Feng
Shui sure follows suit.
the modern world, where speed, innovation and constant
changes seem to be the guiding force for a man, it is
but obvious that multiple perspectives and opinions
for the same thing will exist. The world today demands
instant remedies or instant solutions. If a person is
suffering from headache, it is quite possible that he/she
wont take rest but rather pop in some tablets. A quick-fix
is what we are looking for. If a person is looking to
make money, I wonder how many of them really use long
term investment or accrue wealth through time-tested
schemes and policies. More often that not, you find
people trying to hunt for “short cuts” to
make big money. So you will have people not knowing
how to run business, starting business offices or you
may have people resorting to illegal methods to accumulate
wealth or you have people hopping jobs faster than one
can change clothes. And in this fast paced life, “giving
time” for something to develop, something to happen
or wealth to be accrued or relationship to foster is
almost forgotten and considered “time wasting”.
What people want is - instant solution. Instant fixes
to their problems. Instant remedies, which will overnight,
solve their personal problems or their sagas in professional
such is the outlook in today’s world, you think
commercialization is bound to be far away from you?
Imagine going to a theatre to watch your favorite movie
and you see a HOUSEFULL board. Don’t you want
an instant fix? Or will you wait for the day when tickets
would be available? Most people won’t wait. They
seek instant remedy. This attitude propels commercialization.
And to answer that instant remedy, you have black ticketers
doing the rounds of a theatre.
for a small thing like watching a movie can trigger
off a CANT WAIT attitude, the pressure of bigger things
in life like Marriages, Personal problems, buying a
new house, success in business or professional life
start strangling you, driving you more and more towards
seeking instant remedy. After all, how many people have
the time to wait? Mercy!!
And there-in come the INSTANT FIXES. Even in Feng Shui.
So, have you heard somebody say, put a three-legged
toad in your house, and you shall be blessed with money?
Or hang the metallic sound wind chimes for secured relationships
and harmony within the family? Of course, I’m
sure you have heard much more than these, each being
a “Tip” to hang or place some object or
symbol, which will bestow you with all the riches and
prosperity. Precisely, in this rut of commercialization,
authentic Feng Shui has been buried under the surface,
known only to a small fraction of genuine Feng Shui
said that, let’s look at what Feng Shui is not?
Feng Shui is NOT about: