Personally, however, I prefer to translate it as “the power of our abilities”, for two reasons: firstly, I think that this reflects the intrinsic connotation of the individual to which this aspiration refers much better and, secondly, it is more coherent with the philosophy of Feng Shui.
I have found a Taoist principle related to this which, I believe, holds the key to this aspiration:
“Only with moderation can we be prepared to deal with events. Being prepared to deal with events is to have an increased reserve of virtue. With an increased reserve of virtue, there is nothing that cannot be overcome; when everything can be overcome, there is nobody who can know the limits of his strength.”
As we commented in the column on success, which is man’s fortune that refers to the development of our own abilities, the most powerful of fortunes. Needless to say, we can also take this aspiration to refer to power in terms of leadership and/or authority. In this case, we should think about the characteristics to be able to represent them.
The Northwest sector is also the place in which to represent our beliefs, our mentors or our spirituality, understanding these factors as a help in developing our abilities … The way to represent this aspiration in our surroundings is through metal objects, identified in white, grey, golden … or with images that mean the backing that we referred to earlier. For instance, this is the corner of the house in which the Buddhists place the Buddha or the Christians a Virgin.
Since this column ends today where we have been analyzing the eight aspirations, in terms of Feng Shui, I would like to close with the idea of a search for balance as a key to achieving happiness, the ultimate aim of practicing this technique. All that surrounds us is energy, which is transformed into matter through the five elements: metal, water, wood, fire and earth. And harmony is based on the interrelationship of these five elements. In turn, these elements are organized under a dual order known as “yin and yang”, the opposing and the complimentary which, by supporting and opposing each other, generate movement, progress and, in the end, change, which is the only constant in the universe and is the direct cause of progress.
Good feng shui!