We can’t get away with being sloppy; we have to introduce the principle of tidiness more and more into our lives. When economic chaos or family chaos takes place, apart from obvious issues of economic mismanagement, marital problems, or emotional problems, we find that domestic details have not been taken care of. There are cockroaches running all over; there is never enough toilet tissue; the toilet bowls are overflowing; and the dishes are not washed. All those problems come from a careless attitude. It is predictable. But when we clean up after ourselves, …we have nothing to blame. When we begin to live our lives in that way, cleaning up after ourselves, what is left is further vision and further openness, which leads to cleaning up the rest of the world.
-Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Feng shui teaches that we are interconnected and interdependent. This includes the spaces that we live in and engage with every day. We are not separate from our homes, our spaces, or the objects and people that surround us. How can we begin to connect to and appreciate our world, and see the beauty in each moment?
In her new book Mindful Homes [CICO 2023], Anjie Cho explains how we can start by paying attention to the details around us. Feng shui and mindfulness can help us to slow down, be more aware, and create spaciousness to give birth to more joy, creativity, and community.
Join us for a day-long retreat and learn simple practices to cultivate a healing living space, including creating intentional spaces, mindfulness meditation, and offering gratitude to deities and to your home itself. We will review the meaning of areas in your homes, how to use a feng shui crystal ball, the art of placement in one’s bedroom, as well as working with the bagua mandala on one’s bed. There will be sitting practice, group discussions, and a mindful walk.
This Mindful Spaces retreat will inspire you to look at your environment with fresh eyes and create a space that enhances happiness and wellbeing to welcome the new year!
Anjie Cho is a creator of holistic spaces, specifically focused on designing interiors and teaching feng shui and meditation. She’s guided thousands of people to harmonize their living spaces through the ancient practice of feng shui. Anjie is the feng shui expert at The Spruce, co-founder of the Mindful Design Feng Shui School, co-host of the Holistic Spaces podcast, and owner of Anjie Cho Architect. She’s the author of two books Holistic Spaces and Mindful Homes. Learn more about Anjie at www.holisticspaces.com