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Do you have an opinion on feng shui?

Asked by NaturallyMe (4902points) July 8th, 2010

I’d particularly like to hear from those who have a positive opinion about it, and whether you’ve ever implemented it or got any result from using it. I’ve started studying it, i think it’s tons of fun. :) Many of feng shui’s ideas are valuable at least, and sometimes border on common sense too.

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TexasDude's avatar

Sorry to burst your bubble, but I don’t have a positive view on feng shui.

Wait for the advertisement to go off, then watch Penn and Teller tell it like it is.

NaturallyMe's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard – no bubble bursted (is that a word?!) – it doesn’t surprise me to get such responses on this topic. :)

TexasDude's avatar

@NaturallyMe, out of curiosity, why do you believe there is merit to the idea of feng shui? I’m not going to berate you endlessly or push for legislation to not let you practice it or anything, I’m just curious.

NaturallyMe's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard – well, for the most part, like i said, i think it’s fun. Even if it’s useless, it’s just fun. :D Also, many of what they say makes sense, and implementing them does contribute to a better life (it sounds more profound than what i’m intending for it to sound, but anyway). For eg not obstructing the flow of energy in your home, but that’s basically common sense in my opinion. I have my doubts about the more “serious” feng shui practices, like calculating your kua number and things like that, but i’m willing to give it a try and see…just for fun. :)

TexasDude's avatar

@NaturallyMe, well as a freedom loving individual, I can’t really argue with that. It’s the whole “redirecting natural chi energy” thing that makes me question the validity of the practice, especially since there is zero evidence that such energy even exists.

But, if it makes you happy and it’s fun, by all means do it and don’t worry what anyone else, including me, thinks.

syz's avatar

<== another vote for total bunk.

gorillapaws's avatar

I also vote bunk. Now, I certainly think that creating a pleasant environment can be calming, help reduce stress, and have other tangible benefits in life, but that has less to do with ancient Chinese energies and more to do with psychology, art, and a talented designer. I think many feng-shui designs end up having a zen-like quality of minimalism which I tend to find attractive, but there’s no need for goofy pseudo-science, they should just design a zen inspired room to the best of their abilities.

NaturallyMe's avatar

Well thanks ya’ll! As the chinese say….May you live in intereresting times…(call me when it happens, i’m sure i can find a feng shui remedy for you) :P

(Just kidding…)

jazmina88's avatar

I have a book and did some work on my home….however my bed is in 2 doorways, which is not good. It doesnt take much effort after you learn the grid.
My home is my paradise and I want the best vibes and positive outcome there can be.

NaturallyMe's avatar

@jazmina88 – yay, someone on “my side”, heh heh… :) Yes, i can’t wait to apply it to my house. I actually started reading up about it a few years ago (and started a distance learning course on it), but i was still living with my parents, and after that i rented a place for 4 years and didn’t bother with making any changes there, but now i can’t wait. :D

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