Liu Feng Shui Grand View is a philosophy defining 130 factors that affect who you are. This is the twenty-second article in a series presenting all 130 factors. Please refer to the first article for a complete introduction to this series. Today we will discuss Philosophy of Life.

At some point in time you may have asked yourself the big question, "What is life?" It is natural to ponder the meaning of life and wonder if you and those around you have a greater purpose here on earth.

Statue of Chinese Philosopher ConfuciusYou begin to form a philosophy of life or belief system from your upbringing, faith, and personal experience, which defines how you deal with daily problems, cope with stress, and reveals your personal attitude. Some people complain, blame, and find ways to escape during times of need or confusion, while others seek guidance. Whether you seek help or prefer to be self-sufficient, how you manage life from day to day is a reflection of your belief system.

For instance, if you are in a relationship in which you are always giving more and your philosophy of life includes an understanding of karma and the law of balance, rather than being resentful of giving, you might give willingly, realizing that you are simply returning the favor. Embracing this philosophy can also provide closure for poor relationships that end abruptly so that you can move on with your life.

Some people's philosophy is “life is short” so it is important for them to carpe diem (seize the day) and live fully in the present. Others are always planning for the future, often at the expense of experiencing what is available to them in the present.

It is important to consider what your philosophy of life is so that you can be mindful as to whether your approach to managing life's ups and downs is moving you forward or holding you back.