"Feng means 'wind,' and shui means 'water' (pronounced fung-shway). In Chinese culture, gentle wind and smooth water have always been associated with a good harvest and good health, while harsh winds and stagnant water have been linked to famine and disease. Therefore 'good' feng-shui has come to mean good livelihood and fortune, and 'bad' feng-shui has come to mean hardship and misfortune."http://www.shambhala.com/fengshui/fundamentals/whatis.cfm/
The Truth about feng shui Stephen L. Field (Trinity University, San Antonio), a scholar of ancient China, lays out the facts.
"...fengshui cannot be considered a science unless qi can be proven to exist. It is not a religion because qi is not a spirit. And it is not a philosophy because its component theories have no basis in fact. That only leaves one possibility. Fengshui is an art, and its individual practice is a work of art."
Feng Shui No-No’s
* Dead or scraggly plants.
* Unless you’re in the movie industry and equate movie posters in terms of the film’s financial grosses, having posters that depict the Titanic sinking, for example, would not be a positive symbol for a company’s success.
* Broken clocks symbolizing stopped momentum.
* Sports memorabilia from perpetually losing teams.
* Photographs of people or situations that make you feel sad.
* Dilapidated furniture.
Feng Shui Go-Go’s
* Healthy thriving plants (or faux silk ones that look real) and cut flowers.
* Any uplifting art that relates to your business or makes people happy to look at it.
* Images of successful people you personally relate to.
* Your beautifully framed degrees of higher education.
* Well maintained furniture and equipment.
* Awards and outward symbols of achievement (dollar bill from first sale, etc.).
* Motivational and inspirational calendars and posters.
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