By Tisha Morris
When you go out to dinner, do you find yourself vying for the better seat? You know—the one that faces out into the restaurant?
Whether you are conscious of it or not, you probably do. This is a subconscious survival technique that we do protecting us from lions, bears, or perhaps gunmen that could come through the door. On a more practical level, however, it may be more of a social survival technique as you check to see if you know anyone coming through the door.
In Feng Shui, we call this the “Command Position.”
The Command Position is used to position our desk and our bed. The rule in a feng shui office is that you want to be facing the door (but not directly across from the door). Ideally, you want a solid wall behind you and a view out the window, if there is one. The Command or Power position is the power spot in the room and where we feel most in Command. This also applies to your home office, even if no one ever comes into your office. You still will feel more in command, more in charge, and more productive in this position. That energy will emanate throughout your work and work day as a result.
I seek out the Command Position wherever I go. For example, at the gym I use the treadmills that are situated in the best spot of the gym: I can see everyone who comes through the door and I can see out the windows. I find myself doing this at coffee shops too and really anywhere I get to seat myself. You most likely do the same thing, but have not realized it.
We all know location, location, location is the crux of real estate. And this too is the case on a more micro level. The corner office, the penthouse, and the cat bird’s seat have long been the sought after locations. So when you have the opportunity, take the power spot. Choose power. You may be surprised at how your life shifts–at home, in the office, and yes even in the bedroom.
Tisha Morris has recently released her latest book titled, Mind Body Home: Transform Your Life One Room at a Time, which focuses on the energetic connection made between you and your home. She recently wrote about applying Feng Shui principles to your baby’s nursery on Working Moms Against Guilt.