Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Wonder of Winter

As the snow blankets us here in the Midwest, it marks an important seasonal change. While not officially winter for another couple weeks, it certainly signals that the new season is about to begin.

In Feng Shui, Winter represents an important time for us -- a time of reflection, a time to look inward, a time to rejuvenate from all that has occurred in the past year and begin to plan for the next. We can take a cue from the many animals that hibernate at this time and allow themselves to rest.

You may ask when you have the time to rest. That's a good question, especially in US society today. Resting no longer appears to be a natural state for many of us. We're always on the go, focused on the next task and worried about that looming deadline. This forces us to always be "on," always be "connected." Many people seem to have forgotten even how to rest.

So in the spirit of Winter, I offer this simple advice: stop and breath. You'd be amazed how this can help in the middle of a hectic day, at the end of a long day and even as you rise to greet the day. Stop and breath. Consider the months that the bear is doing just this. You can take a moment every day. Stop and breath.

Once you do, you may find you like it. Go on give it a try. It's good Feng Shui.

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