Qi's Whiz

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Qi's Whiz


Maybe you're like me and never fully appreciated the flow of energy in your workplace.   Maybe you innately seek out the perceptible over the metaphysical.  So by that logic you're not like the ancient Chinese who followed feng shui and understood that "Qi rides the wind and scatters, but is retained when encountering water."  Maybe you're also not like the ancient Egyptians, who somehow encoded geometric magic into the Great Pyramid, with its dimensions  that "square the circle." 


So, I guess we could be considered skeptics.  And as luck would have it and the fall of the calendar would dictate, I found myself alone in my office on Friday, December 22, 2017.  It was an observed bank holiday, a transaction that needed to close before Christmas had thankfully wrapped up the day before, and I had the place to myself.  I also had the choice to either bang my head against the holiday wall and try to act like "business as usual" or find a better way to get in harmony with the universe.  For just once, I chose the latter.


In my immediate surroundings, I cleared out all desk drawers and file cabinets.  I filled the shred bin and the trash can.  Make that two of the latter.  I got rid of the clutter and entirely wiped clean the surface of my desk.  As is usually the case, the experience was hard to get underway but cathartic once complete.  All of that crap had in some way been weighing on my soul and obstructing the flow of energy in my workspace.  But before you cue the Windham Hill soundtrack, let's not get too ethereal.  Let me tell you exactly how I found spiritus mundi.


The clutter in my file cabinets forced clutter onto my desk.  The clutter on my desk forced my immediate workspace to be disorganized.  The disorganization of my workspace caused me to hesitate getting new, complex file reviews underway.  Ultimately, this led to inefficiency in every aspect of my production.  Now mind you, nobody's coming to film the next episode of Hoarders here any time soon, and few would even remotely consider my office cluttered, but I suppose we all measure things differently.  Likewise, we all know when we're being impeded.  So now, with a spotless desk and all ongoing files organized and in place, I am officially ready to begin the New Year.  


A well-known Zen proverb tells us, "Let go or be dragged."  Having discarded the clutter of the past year, I am ready for energy to flow directly into 2018.  You may also want to seize on this season to do the same.  Qi whiz, it can be enlightening.


Wax on, wax off, 



Robert J. Spinosa
Executive Loan Advisor
NMLS: 22343 
Cell/Text: 415-367-5959 Fax: 415-366-1590
1058 Redwood Highway, Frontage Road, Mill Valley, CA 94941




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Brad Thomsen
Big Bear Realty - Edmonds, WA
Real Estate Services

Hi Rob Spinosa 

Great post.

A cluttered desk is a cluttered mind.

Best Wishes for a Wonderful 2018


Dec 26, 2017 07:42 AM #1
Janice Hope Zaltman Realtor,LEED AP
United Realty Group - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Love your post. I am in the process of decluttering my workspace and home to create space for more flow and abundance in 2018. It's an ongoing challenge as we have so many files in our business. Look forward to creating a zen environment.

Dec 26, 2017 08:10 AM #2
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


I at firt tried to be totally involved to only realize it is not for me at this moment. Will come back, will partake and hopefully relate. cheers cvc and thanks for the follow.

Dec 26, 2017 03:14 PM #3
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire

ps. quit or give way, going to Google how to pronoun this and what it means. As I said, probably explained here but who am I to read?? Upon finding nothing, I guess to read and take in is all whats left. A challenge you have laid out, thanks till I find my way. cheers cvc

Dec 26, 2017 03:21 PM #4
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Feng Shui has a lot to do with this and everything surrounding it. This is a very real concept in the East.

Jan 02, 2018 07:54 PM #5
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

So, I just read this post and looked around my office. Sigh. I have files everywhere, for much the same reason. It's time for me to do the same thing you did. Bye.

Jan 12, 2018 05:58 AM #6
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