Author Archives: Christopher Chase

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.

Happiness Cannot Be Pursued

“Be as simple as you can be; you will be astonished to see how uncomplicated and happy your life can become.” ~Paramahansa Yogananda For over 200 years “the pursuit of happiness” has been thought of as a self-evident truth and human … Continue reading

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Transcending the Illusion of Separateness

“The fanciful idea of a self is a contraction, a limitation of wholeness, real being. When this notion dies we find our natural expansion, stillness, globality without periphery or centre, outside or inside. Without the notion of an individual there … Continue reading

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Gaia’s Dance: A Vision of Wholeness

“From a Gaian point of view, we humans are an experiment — a young trial species still at odds with ourselves and other species, still not having learned to balance our own dance within that of our whole planet…”  ~Elisabet Sahtouris … Continue reading

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Listening to the Land’s Dreaming Intelligence

“We need to listen to the land’s dreaming intelligence, hear its stories and hear its vast and more than human voice. All our dreams are connected with our bodies, all our dreams are connected with each other…” ~Jason Hine We need … Continue reading

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You Can’t Always Get What You Want, But…

“You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might find you get what you need.” ~The Rolling Stones   Right now, millions of people suffer on our planet because what we want distracts us from … Continue reading

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Hsin Hsin Ming 信心銘 – Faith in Mind

“When the fundamental nature of things is not recognized, the mind’s essential peace is disturbed to no avail. Indeed, it is due to our grasping and rejecting that we do not know the true nature of things. Live neither in … Continue reading

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Education of the Spirit

  Did we perhaps take a wrong turn in public education when the spiritual nature of children was no longer acknowledged, when their inner lives and feelings were no longer respected and prioritized? Yes, there needs to be a separation … Continue reading

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