2013 Ford FusionEnlarge Photo
Frazzled moms bustling about tending to work and kids and other household duties aren’t the only drivers who need some peace of mind behind the wheel. We all can use a little more serenity when we drive, right?
Maybe feng shui can help soothe our nerves, bring order to our in-car chaos, and maybe even get us back to what we’re supposed to be doing behind the wheel: drive.
It’s at least a good start, so we’ll take a minute to check out what Ford has to say on the subject of bringing feng shui into our family rides. Not surprisingly, the automaker relates the concept to the 2013 Ford Fusion, its redesigned mid-size family sedan.
Feng shui map of the 2013 Ford FusionEnlarge Photo
First, they’ve put out a handy diagram, “bagua,” in feng shui terminology, that shows how energy, or ch’i, flows, in this case, in our vehicles. Check out the nine areas of the environment involved in free-flowing ch’i: career, knowledge, helpful people, wealth, health, relationships, family, fame, and children/creativity.
While we’re not quite sure why children/creativity seem to reside in the trunk area, it’s a fairly intuitive placement of career in the engine area. Ford enlisted the help of Detroit feng shui practitioner Catherine Hilker, who also owns Creating Sanctuary, to give consumers some practical tips on adding feng shui to their cars. We’ve added a few thoughts of our own.
Bottom line: You don’t have to be an ardent practitioner of feng shui to realize the benefits of cleaning up your messy car and keeping it spotless, or, at the very least, less cluttered.