Maybe you can help me figure something out. I’m working hard on writing my 2016 Everies Reminder Diary™ for you. It’s a bit more than a diary, covering a lot of ground, so I’m having to define a few terms. The hardest one to condense into a single definition is Vaastu.
Have you heard of it? It’s a shortened term for one of the placement arts – those bodies of knowledge related to ideal placement of ... all things, really! The more one reads, the more these subjects explode.
Generally, though, they form a vast background to architecture and design. Many Professional Organisers also have an affinity for them, with some even specialising in Feng Shui particularly. I’m pretty sure you’ve heard of that, right?
In my case, I always look for the logic in things. I’m fascinated by how 3 of these arts (or sciences, in some respects) are so closely linked to modern sustainability principles, and have (just) survived some pretty complicated events in history.
Which brings me back to Vaastu – its proper name as regards placement (it has other applications) is Vaastu Shastra, which loosely translates into ‘habitat or dwelling know-how’. It pre-dates Chinese Feng Shui (Wind, Water), and comes to us from India, where it is enjoying a revival after it had been thrown into a long period of disuse by certain aforesaid events.
It’s similar but different to Feng Shui, and I only touch upon these topics in my diary (if you've read my Assessment (Specialist Service 2) page, you’ll see where I stand on them). For now, I’m still working on that single definition, which will probably have to have about 10 references... Ugh, but thanks for listening!
What does all this have to do with Reminders? Try this: If you know something needs changing but you're not sure what, walk around your home or property and notice any parts that are awkward, ugly or produce an ill-feeling. It’s just possible there’s something illogical about them!
You would know some of these: too much back-and-forth in the kitchen for cooking tasks to flow smoothly, the wheelie bin blocking your view outside, or garden tools tucked behind boxes in the shed.
Have a go at making your place more logical – to you,
and you will have become that little bit more of a placement artist :-)
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