Harnessing the Power of Chi
You have probably heard it said ad nauseam that “A man’s home is his palace,” but with good reason. Home is the place where you go to escape the hard, cold realities of the ‘real world’ in which we are forced to live day after day. Home is where you hope to achieve that semblance of serenity so that you can unwind, regroup and energize before heading out once again.
This is where you also hope to harness and strengthen your own personal chi, the life force within you. Known also as ki to the Japanese or prana in India, chi is at the heart of Chinese medicine in all forms from herbs to acupuncture and everything in between. That energy which is chi is also the foundation of what we know as feng shui.
Surviving the Madness
No matter where you turn, there is noise and confusion permeating the very atmosphere you are forced to live in. It has been referred to as ‘life in the fast lane,’ one which is difficult to escape. Once you’ve gotten caught up in the treadmill of life in the new millennium, you are lost in an endless cycle of despair. Only a strengthened and highly focused chi can pull you out. Yet, where can you go to find that solitude so necessary for harnessing one’s chi?
Home Is Where the Heart Is
It’s time to get back to your castle now, that sanctuary you call home. This is the best place to harness your chi and also the best place to find that peaceful place where you can actually feel the balance between your inner and outer worlds. Masters around the world recommend that you create space both inside and outside the home where you are totally at peace, and totally centered.
Creating That Inner Space
Usually it is not all that difficult to create a space in the home where you can step back from it all. It could be a study that is unlikely to be used by anyone but you, and it could be something as simple as your porch or sunroom. Find an inner space within your home where you feel most at peace, most at home and then begin focusing on that energy that lives within you. Your physical space is as important to chi as is the actual energy you hope to harness.
Gardening for Chi
Getting in touch with nature is an important way to capture the energy in all things living around you. Everything from trees to tiny ants have chi and all are willing to share some of that life force with you. Whether you are on your knees planting or calmly working with a walk behind blower, you can strengthen your chi in your outer space – the garden you’ve created and nourished.
It is essential that you find your own personal space to harness the never-ending power of chi. Your home is your castle, your refuge in the storm we call life. This is your personal space for harnessing the power of chi. If you hope to endure in this crazy life we all must lead, find your solitude and strengthen your chi. This is how you’ll survive.