Bio: 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.
Great to see you finally joining the blogosphere, Brother!
Thank you Bob! LOL, I didn’t realize there’s so much happening beyond Facebook…
I still have not gotten around to setting up a Facebook account. I guess I’m sort of like the Japanese soldier on Okinawa who didn’t surrender until the 70’s, LOL!
Lol… best to focus on one front at a time. I’m going to try and move all my FB writing over to here, but have to limit how long I stare at this damn screen.
I hear ya, Brother — just spent all of Sunday afternoon writing a new post, and now I’m ready for one of those neck braces! Ah well, what we do for the cause, eh. 🙂
I reblogged your post about Einstein because I thought it was wonderful. Thanks.
Great, thank you! Yeah, his thoughts were magic.
Love your FB and blog, as well as Bob Ohearn’s too. Both keep me open and reinforce my realizations as well as motivate my activity to provide enlightened ideas to others. I share a lot of your stuff on my FB page. Hopefully I can get my blog up and running again soon, to contribute on a broader base to the cause. Peace ;-))
Hey thank you for all you are doing.
We are all points of connection that have the capacity to ripple out and help others further…
Christopher, I came across your blog by accident and I like the way you express yourself. Perhaps you could contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org as I wish to talk to you about this blog. You can view my profile on Linkedin.
I’ve lived in England for the past three years and it has profoundly changed my world view completely, along with my own research. I have read the Dhammapada, The Upanishads, The Gita, The Tao Te Ching half of the Richard Wilhelm translation of the Book of Changes, the entire Holy Bible, the Kybalion, the Emerald Tablets of King Thoth, and a few books by Thoreau, Whitman, Einstein, and Bruce Lee. I am in the middle of compiling a theory that unifies these concepts into a workable and successful social system and I would love your input. You seem well-spoken and better read than me and I’m tired and quite frankly done discussing things of this nature with people who neither understand it nor have any interest in it. I was wondering if you would be interested in offering your expertise on a few things, it would be much appreciated. I cannot offer you any compensation other than the joy of good conversation, as Thoreau writes “Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. I sat at a table where were rich food and wine in abundance, and obsequious attendance, but sincerity and truth were not; and I went away hungry from the inhospitable board.”
Hi Dylan. Its a time of great change now. The ideas are all here, rising up with many of us, the challenge in my opinion is how to help get them out to people in creative and interesting ways. Stories, videos, songs, art work, essays, etc. If you would like to write, great, and I’d be happy to read what you are writing. Please share here. But key is keeping your audience in mind. And also humility I think. Peace.
– have just sent off a grant application – small for them, big for me – to the Templeton Foundation – project title ‘Creative Systems Thinking – The world at Heart’ and have truthfully referred to borrowing the first term from you while mentioning that my concept of educating for creative systems thinking has developed completely independently from your work. I have also put you down as someone I’d like to work with. I have got the submission as pdf which I can send you. But it’s early days. They say they decide by Oct 15 but it’s unclear whether one has to do a full application on top of the initial one before or after that date. Thanks for all the inspiration coming my way from you and best wishes,
PS Are you still in Japan? Or back in the US? The work I propose for the grant is educational psychodrama workshops for NGOs etc – world-wide if not, online. Take care,
Thanks for letting me know Barbara. Let’s keep in touch. My e-mail is email@example.com
Thank you for your insightful blogs☀️😊
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You are a great inspiration. Thank you very much! !
I do not write well in English. (I’ve met you in ZFI (I do not yet have membership there)).
Liliana, from SudAmerica
Hi Liliana, thank you so much!!
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So very happy to have found you. Love and blessings Rachana (Australia)
Hey, thank you so much Rachana!!
I found your blog and awesome ‘Inner Peace’ blog. I hope you don’t mind me posting the image on my facebook page and crediting you as my source?
Looking forward to following your posts!
Hi Ruth, great, glad you enjoy the posts here.
thx for the postings here. A big inspiration in my life
Hey, thank you. You are most welcome. 🙂
Thank you so much for your well-written response to Joanne Weiss’s article Competing Principles http://ssir.org/articles/entry/competing_principles#add_comment. I just slogged through her article and was so pleased to read the many comments refuting her assertions. ~Denise
Thanks Denise. I hope more people read what she wrote. The deceptions were endless!!!
Hi. Loved your article i read. We are taking submissions for new contributors who would like to get more exposure for their published work in the Art Of MaryJanr Magazine’s 5th year celebration magazine release I was curious if you would like to contribute two articles with us in our next quarterly publication so i can help with your advocasy towards planetary awareness and spirituality. There is one about We can make a change with our planet (where u have the pic with the feet with a written message with black marker) and you have written about spirituality. Opening up the third eye would be cool for the 420 lifestyle magazine as well. Would love to open this door of opportunity and create a following for your writing inmout magazine possibly. If interested, please send your contact info. Would love to connect and atay in touch. Loved your articles.
Hi Racquel, thank you for your kind words. Did you want to publish in print or online? Please contact me on FB by private message on my page Creative Systems Thinking https://www.facebook.com/CreativeSystemsThinking/?fref=ts
Thanks Christopher! · Yoko and Lennon
My best wishes of blessedness for all of your girls and boys, for all of yours and our world. For you.!
Hello! Could I please translate some of your articles to post on my blog about homeschooling? They are fantastic.
Sure. Very happy to have you share.
Very inspirational site
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wonderful stuff – keeps my spirit up every time it pops up on fb, so I thought I come over here to say hi for once (also have to limit the time I stare at the screen! 🙂
Hi there Chris, Val sent me over, and I see Bob’s around. 🙂
What a great article. Thank you. It is mind blowing the teachings are out there, available to all… so simple …yet we are blind to it…
Thank you for your wisdom.
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I am a learner of Zen. I found your zen group and applied to join.
I produce zen gardens for zen practitioners. Below is our zen gardens. There are 15 styles and colors to choose.
We would like to offer our zen garden free for you.
As we all know that zen gardens can help zen practice, could you please review and share it if you like it?
Looking forward the cooperation with you.
Could you contact me via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also if you get a chance have a look at FB page @VenSoul333. You will then understand why I am contacting you.
I liked your views , in Indian tradition mind has to be tuned and energized by sankalp ie combination of will power , knowledge power. power for action an energized mindful child when uses the language derived from sound leads to a thought , a thought so arrived gets converted in to action and creates. The education is all about recognizing this process and tuning your soul to justify its existence with awareness
Christopher, your site is profound and most inspiring! I hope you can continue to maintain this work of great love and consciousness.
Would like to follow the blog, but see no “follow” button …. can you help?
I like the views you share on Facebook (also on teaching and ecological matters) and on this blog.
Do you intend to continu the blog?
Regards, Arjan Mulder
I read your writting on how to save the plant in my mini reaserch of how to spread the way to bring us back to our nature.
For long time i have been mapping the ‘We need to understand how cultural narratives and scientific paradigms influence our worldviews. How beliefs shape our thinking, how thoughts influence feelings, how emotions regulate our actions, the way we view problems and experience our lives’ (quet from your writting) and the problem is out side of what we thinking and it is possiblle o save the plant – fast.
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Hi Erez, are you on Facebook?
I find your great visualization Ego-logical vs. Eco-logical from year 2014 all around on the internet, but I can’t see it to bee CC-licensed.
Is it ok to use it in teaching?
Jari Visto, Helsinki, Finland
Hi Jari. I did not make the original drawing with circle and pyramid shapes. I don’t know if you can publish it but I think its fine to use in teaching. I do!!
J’adore, merci from France…😉😘🙏
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I just scrolled through your page searching for a visual that you once made – unfortunately could not find it.
On the left hand-side it has the title “love” – on the right hand-side it has the title “hate”. I found it somewhere on the net a few years ago, printed it (in quite poor quality) and have it hanging on my work-desk to see it every day.
It was signed by you in 2015. Is there any chance you could share this picture in a high quality with me? I would like to frame it. It is such a great and inspiring visualization.
Kind regards, Philipp
Hi Philipp, I call that LOVE/HATE, but looks like I cannot easily upload the illustration here. Please send me an e-mail and I will reply with an attachment.
A Portugese lady inquired about the Eonstei and the Poet – In Search of the Cosmic Man book. I asked her how she heard of it and she directed me to your page How Einstein Saw the World. It is such a joyfor me to be guided to your blog. I studied for my MS in Materials Science at Stanford, receiving it in 1975. I chose to help my mentor William Hermanns instead of entering into engineering. It was well worth the wisdom journey. Thank you, Christopher.
You’ve created a lot of great content, great writings…
I would like to communicate with you via email. I have one little offer/ idea/ wish.
Please contact me if you feel like…
Hi Oto, sure… but I cannot see any contact info for you. I am over on Facebook and Linked in, are you there?
Great and inspiring.