Classical Feng Shui is neither the art of placement, nor is it a religious practice. It is not necessary to follow a particular religion to understand and apply Feng Shui. Neither can it be called philosophy, since it encompasses many different schools of thoughts, as well as practical tools and calculation techniques. Asking someone if they believe in Feng Shui is like asking whether they believe in the weather – Feng Shui is a fact of life, whether you believe in it or not.
In China, success in life is always considered to be a combination of three interrelated factors:
- Heaven Luck
- Earth Luck
- Man Luck
Heaven Luck is the destiny with which every individual is born, it is beyond our control. Earth Luck is the Feng Shui potential surrounding everybody. Man Luck is each individual’s personal responsibility to make the best of life’s opportunities. Feng Shui is therefore only one of three contributing factors – but rightly applied it can greatly enhance a person’s positive chances and opportunities in life.