This is Your Life, Do What You Love


“This is your Life. Do what you love, and do it often. If you don’t like something, change it.. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop; they will be waiting for you when you start doing what you love. Stop over analyzing, life is simple…”

 The Holstee Manifesto

“The Holstee manifesto is the most iconic product of the Brooklyn-based apparel company Holstee. Although the company was founded with the aim of selling sustainably sourced consumer goods, the poster of the manifesto is now one of Holstee’s best-selling items. At one point this summer, they sold out of it with a four-week back-order. The manifesto has been translated into 12 languages, and by Holstee’s own approximations, it’s been viewed more than 50 million times. Surprisingly, it was the one thing about their business they never intended to become popular.”

Full story: here

Spinoza Lover Emotions


Ikigai (生き甲斐) – Reason for Being * The Four Qualities of Love, by Thich Nhat Hanh *    Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs * Self-Direction is the Key to Mastery * Every Child is an Artist by Nature  * Flow- The Psychology of Optimal Experience  * Glimpses of a Creative Universe  * Poetry Surrounds Us – Vincent Van Gogh * How We Participate in the Creative Life of the Universe  * 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 This is Your Life, Do What You Love

  1. Val Boyko says:

    Happy New Year Christopher! Live it well 💛

  2. jmgoyder says:

    This is so interesting!

  3. Jeanne says:

    Thank you, Christopher for all of your articles….keep them coming! So inspiring! Have a Happy New Year!

  4. penniewoodfall says:

    Thank You ,again .

  5. penniewoodfall says:

    My passion makes me angry at times….smile

  6. gigoid says:

    I can see why it went viral on them; it speaks to everyone, no matter how far along their path they may be….

    Thanks for the informative post; & the Spinoza quote, too…. perfect fit.

    gigoid, the dubious

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  8. Reblogged this on This Blank Canvas and commented:
    Note to self: Read this often. Especially that over-analyzing bit. 😉

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