Daily Archives: July 20th, 2011
The feng shui desktop
You may not know it, but your computer desktop can say a lot about you. And it goes a lot deeper than merely selecting a wallpaper image.
Welcome to the world of the feng shui desktop.
Note: A lot of people struggle with correct pronunciation. Most properly it is f-EE-ng. That’s the same hard “E” sound as found in “week.”
The feng shui desktop should remain uncluttered. If you have a desktop full of icons you are most likely receiving negative qi. (Also known as your lifeforce or energy flow.) That is not good.
For beginners, it is recommended there be no icons at all. Later, as the feng shui desktop is more fully understood, a limited amount of icons can be added, but always in pairs. An odd number of icons is not advised.
Obviously not all elements of feng shui can apply to something like a computer desktop. The trick is to use careful thought and apply balance and principles that make sense and work for you. Be creative and open-minded.
Balance is an important element of feng shui. For example, if you have an icon in the top-left, you might also place an icon in the top-right to maintain symmetry. Or, you might consider the lower-right (advanced). With each added pair of icons (but not too many) you build on and maintain the balance.
If you can think of ways to introduce polarity or a “yin-yang” duality that will increase you qi. I still struggle with this component. Seek out opposites that complement each other.
Someone walked by my workstation the other day and commented on my desktop. “[Your computer desktop] is always so elegant and beautiful,” they said. I was warmed by the thought and felt my qi increase.
This may all sound confusing at first, but I feel if you put careful thought into what your desktop is doing and make considered improvements, you are bound to increase the benefits to your qi.
And yes, the wallpaper itself can become a component.