The “Ming Tang” translates to Bright Hall. This important interchange is the transformation zone between the outside and inside. It’s the area of first impressions. The most common way to think about a Ming Tang is at the front door of a home. The front porch and foyer would be considered the Ming Tang. The lobby of an apartment building or office is also a Ming Tang. There are big Ming Tangs and little Ming Tangs. Little Ming Tangs would be in homes, or even individual rooms (like a big bedroom) can also have a Ming Tang. Big Ming Tangs are like airports and railway stations. These are Ming Tangs for cities. Large city parks, like Central Park in NYC, can also be considered a Ming Tang. The space between work and home would also be a Ming Tang.
Why is the Ming Tang important to consider?
Creating a healthy Ming Tang will open a pathway for good things to come into your life. How open to new experiences are you? The Ming Tang is a reflection of how open you are, how you treat yourself, how you interact with life, and how you interact with others. It’s an art to fortify your Ming Tang with just the right amount of protection, yet make it inviting and welcoming. Much like driving a stick shift car, or the ebb and flow of conversation, getting your groove with the Ming Tang takes a little practice.
The Ming Tang is how we attract in the right type of energy into our homes. It’s also a way to help people adjust to the energy of the house. Many people come home stressed because they didn’t get enough things finished while they were out. Let that go, and be home. Or they might come home so tired from their day that they can’t muster up enough energy to be present with themselves or their loved ones at home. The Ming Tang is a way to slow energy down from outside, or to regulate the energy between the outside and the inside. When you come home, it’s place to take shoes off, or a place to put them on before you leave.
The Ming Tang is the place for first impressions. If your Ming Tang is run down, the lights don’t work, your doorbell is broken, and you have trash piling up outside, this attracts negative energy. Your home is more likely to get broken into. The Ming Tang is also about protection. Studies have been done with prisoners to survey which homes they would break into or who they would mug. They studied how the homes were kept up, how people walked (centered? with a limp?), and their body language. They all agreed on which homes or people were easy targets.
Tips for creating a lovely Ming Tang
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