Children of the Cosmic Dance


Every manifestation of Nature is a magical unfolding– each flower, person, planet, animal and tree- a unique and precious gem…

Most of us see the Universe this way from time-to-time, but not always. Often, the biggest challenge we face is to live and breathe this perspective, to step outside the door each day and experience our life on this planet for the true miracle it is.

mallari-2We can come to know ourselves as an integral part of the Cosmic Dance. As our awareness opens, we become more grounded and in tune with our walking, breathing, physical movements, relationships and the flow of creative activities.

The wisdom of ancient sages and teachers can guide us. But the words have little meaning without successful practice and implementation- learning how to be truly grateful, becoming more and more patient, gentle, mindful and peaceful inside.

We each need to find our path- a way (or ways) to calm the mind, open our hearts and ground our awareness in the here and now. Yoga, meditation, prayer, tai chi, running, cooking, aikido, dancing, gardening, painting, piano playing, walking- there are countless paths that can provide opportunities for mindfulness practice.

45716_612868992078267_485610238_n2.jpgOnce the ego steps out of the way our creativity flows with a more natural rhythm and movement. No thought of self, just letting Life express its own self-organizing creative nature, like how clouds move, flowers grow, and rivers flow…

Our lives can then become works of Art – where we learn to bring that natural creativity and mindful attention to all we do- to our careers, social relationships, cooking, writing, driving, caring for children…

In Truth, we are not the limited individuals and social roles that society tells us we are. We are each like dynamic cosmic flowers unfolding, our actions and movements a creative manifestation of Universal activity.

We are the Children of God, Life, Spirit, Nature, the Tao– capable of expressing that wisdom with all that we do…

~Christopher Chase


“See simplicity in the complicated, Seek greatness in small things. In the Universe, the difficult things are done as if they were easy.” ~Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching

“If you see yourself in the correct way, you are all as much extraordinary phenomena of nature as trees, clouds, the patterns in running water, the flickering of fire, the arrangement of the stars, and the form of a galaxy. You are all just like that.” ~Alan Watts

cosmic man

“People normally cut reality into compartments, and so are unable to see the interdependence of all phenomena. To see one in all and all in one is to break through the great barrier which narrows one’s perception of reality.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

“You are not IN the universe, you ARE the universe, an intrinsic part of it. Ultimately you are not a person, but a focal point where the universe is becoming conscious of itself. What an amazing miracle.” ~Eckhart Tolle

“Free from desire, you realize the mystery. Caught in desire, you see only the manifestations.” –Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching-



Glimpses of a Creative Universe  * Poetry Surrounds Us – Vincent Van Gogh * Children of the Cosmic Dance  * Awakening from a Case of Mistaken IdentityHow Einstein Saw the World  *  You Are the Big Bang  * How We Participate in the Creative Life of the Universe  * How Wisdom Grows – Educating Hearts & Minds  * Surrendering to the Paradigm of Love *

About Christopher Chase

Co-creator and Admin of the Facebook pages "Tao & Zen" "Art of Learning" & "Creative Systems Thinking." Majored in Studio Art at SUNY, Oneonta. Graduated in 1993 from the Child & Adolescent Development program at Stanford University's School of Education. Since 1994, have been teaching at Seinan Gakuin University, in Fukuoka, Japan.
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13 Responses to Children of the Cosmic Dance

  1. anandajyoti says:

    That’s a beautiful drawing and a fine blog, Christopher.

  2. Jason Gant says:

    Reblogged this on J Gant and commented:
    What a great perspective, calm, beautiful!

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  9. Wish to do the cosmic dance so far I’m only doing the yoga cosmic movement every morning??

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