Thursday, June 7, 2012

Feng shui, hard to understand defintions, hobbies, summer, and life, wow this is a very long title and i'm even making it longer XD

So what is so awesome about feng shui, and what does it even mean, well I just learned both of those things today.

Feng shui (Listeni/ˌfʌŋ ˈʃw/ fung-SHWAY,[1] formerly /ˈfʌŋ ˌʃi/ FUNG-shoo-ee;[2] Chinese: 風水, pronounced [fɤ́ŋ ʂwèi]), or Fung shui, is a Chinese system of geomancy believed to use the laws of both Heaven (Chinese astronomy) and Earth to help one improve life by receiving positive qi.[3] The original designation for the discipline is Kan Yu (simplified Chinese: 堪舆; traditional Chinese: 堪輿; pinyin: kānyú; literally: Tao of heaven and earth).[4]
The term feng shui literally translates as "wind-water" in English. This is a cultural shorthand taken from the following passage of the Zangshu (Book of Burial) by Guo Pu of the Jin Dynasty

whaaaat does that mean? i guess Wikipedia (citing... is right there don't sue me...) can't make things simple. okay here's the simple definition if you are not a chinese know it all unlike me.

Simpler Defintion ;)
In Chinese, "feng" means "wind" and "shui" means "water." It is the Chinese practice of placing objects based on a belief in patters of yin. Supposedly targeting specific emotions and changing them.

What is Feng Shui? This is a simple question that can be difficult to answer. Feng Shui is an ancient art and science developed over 3,000 years ago in China. It is a complex body of knowledge that reveals how to balance the energies of any given space to assure the health and good fortune for people inhabiting it.

Feng means wind and shui means water. In Chinese culture wind and water are associated with good health, thus good feng shui came to mean good fortune, while bad feng shui means bad luck, or misfortune.

Feng Shui is based on the Taoist vision and understanding of nature, particularly on the idea that the land is alive and filled with Chi, or energy. The ancient Chinese believed that the land's energy could either make or break the kingdom, so to speak. The theories of yin and yang, as well as the five feng shui elements, are some of the basic aspects of a feng shui analysis that come from Taoism.

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still confused? well let's try what i got out of this

Sarah's gist:
okay well i don't believe in all that buhdissm or however you spell it, but i think feng shui is a cool way of interior decoration. it is basically a way to follow, in my opinion like, an art concept, like watercolor painting for instance.

get it now? took me a while too...

anyway my point of giving you a feng shui is because i want to try more hobbies like dance, art, etc. this summer instead of being a lazy butt on the computer on the couch in the house all day when i could be getting outside doing something fun, i mean you gotta agree with that. so i was looking at a bunch of blogs the other day, and i came across this post about feng shui art, and i was like woaaaah! that looks cool! so anyway i looked up the definition and you can already tell that didnt help me so i looked at feng shui under images, that helped more... anyway so i encourage you to try do something fun this summer, get a hobby or do something useful. If you're thinking right now... well what kind of hobby, and then ur like i cant do this just stop cuz here's a list of some fun hobbies people i know like:
shopping ;) (my fave hobby)
finding new kinds of candy
writing movie reviews or just watching the movies if ur lazy like me XD
writing letters, no body does that anymore and thats kinda a cool way to communicate cuz like evrybody texts now adays
learning a new language
ice skating
knitting and chroceting (im serious)
getting into a new genre of music..

for more hobbies look up hobbies on google its not that hard!! even i can do it.