Have you ever saw or heard something that you’ve experienced thousands of times, yet it felt like the first time? They call that “shoshin” in Zen Buddhism…beginner’s mind.
Shoshin refers to having an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions when studying a subject, even when studying at an advanced level.
I’ve been practicing yoga for a few decades and something the teacher said other day hit me with an unusual depth. While doing a balance pose, she said…
“Find your drishti (focal point)”
…in other words, focus your eyes on something that isn’t moving so you can find balance in the pose.
I almost laughed when I heard it. What ISN’T MOVING these days!
In the current world with so many new headlines on a daily basis, uncertainty around every corner….it IS hard to find your drishti.
We are being asked to find balance in a preposterous pose.
But some people are able to do it. To find their balance.
It’s a continual striving for balance, even though we fall over at times.
So I thought, what is my drishti? I know what it is.
It’s the same as it was B.C. (before covid). But it’s more pronounced.
To deepen my spiritual practice, continue learning and to help others find their drishti.
Mine is a spiritual quest, an extension of the spiritual journey that I’ve been on throughout my life, but more recently, in the last 15 years. I feel a sense of purpose. I feel in MY ZONE. I am passionate. I feel that I’m doing what I came here to do.
Feng shui is what I do…but what I do is much more than furniture arrangement and bagua mirrors. It’s about finding our balance, in our inner and outer spaces. It’s about going deep into the heart of the matter. Using the symbolism of our homes and situations in our lives.
It’s about getting rid of the stagnation, the chaos, and the unhealthy patterns of chi. And to see ourselves with greater clarity.
What we are living through now is proof that we can no longer live on the surface and skate by without doing the inner work. We can longer ignore our soul’s calling.
And THAT is what makes me feel greater balance, to feel excited when I wake up in the morning. To continue learning and studying from masters. And sharing that wisdom with others. To help THEM find their mission, their purpose.
Feng shui isn’t a single modality that I use. It’s integrated with all that I know and has come before. My passion of Western Astrology, Depth Psychology, and our connection to the natural world.
If I can help you find more passion, or connect more deeply to your inner nature, please connect with me.
And if you haven’t taken the True Nature Quiz…a personality archetype system using the Five Elements…then take it now. You might get the budding of insight into that deep inner nature that is calling to be acknowledged.