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Why Do Chinese Believe in Feng Shui?

Why Do Chinese Believe in Feng Shui?


“Why do Chinese believe in Feng Shui?” you may asked.

Truth is, not all Chinese believe in Feng Shui just like how not everyone believe in luck or karma. Some people will still not break mirrors or walk under the ladders even though they don’t believe in karma simply because they’re just trying to stay on the safe side. And since Feng Shui has been surviving for thousands of years, Chinese people are still applying the principles just in case. It is actually more to like superstition.

As the new era approaches, more and more Westerners and non-Chinese people start to believe in Feng Shui. Because Feng Shui is not a religion, it is still considered a smart choice to apply the principles to one’s life.

What Is Feng Shui Actually?

It dates back to thousands of years when Feng Shui was first introduced and practiced in China. As the years passed by, the Westerners begin to adopt the principles and re-created some of them to suit the Western’s styles. Basically, Feng Shui is considered as a pure science where it uses the combination of Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Natural Geography, and Physics in order to find out someone’s positive and negative impacts on the Earth when a certain set of patterns and designs are being formed. The Chinese Astrology should also be applied at the same time when someone’s applying Feng Shui scientific theory. (Image by annfengshui)

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Is Feng Shui Superstition?

Most people tend ignore the “magic” Feng Shui can do in their lives simply because they believe it’s superstitious. Unless some kind of ceremonies or tallisman are being added to the practice, Feng Shui is completely scientific theory. If other kinds of thing related to spirits is included in the practice of Feng Shui, it is considered no longer a pure science theory but another thing related to the supernatural. It is actually all about energy because there’s energy all around us called Qi. Feng Shui is suggesting for everyone to turn the vibes around them into positive energy and make the surrounding as peaceful as possible.

How To Apply Feng Shui into Daily Life?

It can be as simple as arranging objects in the room in numerical categories based on the octagon as well as the eight elements of life – family, children, marriagae, benefactors, knowledge, career, wealth and fame. According to Feng Shui practitioners, by arranging each item properly according to the categories of eight elements of life will help in reducing difficulties in someone’s life.

Who To Choose To Believe?

Do not be surprised that some of the Feng Shui experts and masters are not really helping and all they want in this industry are fame and money. If you choose to apply Feng Shui into your life, you can start by doing extensive research on the Internet and start reading books related to Feng Shui practice. There are a lot of books focusing on the subjects of Feng Shui and Chinese Astrology in the bookstores. If you feel the books are not enough to feed your desire to gain the knowledge and learn new culture, you can always find one of the best experts in Feng Shui for consultation. (Image by justpics)

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Feng Shui is practically famous and widely practiced in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia. For those people who enjoy and love the balanced look of things in their lives will have no doubt in applying Feng Shui. Since various schools has been adopting the practice, you can easily find various forms of belief among landscapers, environmental scientists, architects, and others. The next time you’re visiting Singapore or Malaysia, do not be surprised when someone is telling you that you need to work on your Qi!


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