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.

Every Moment Carries the Taste of Eternity

“Just as every drop of the ocean carries the taste of the ocean, so does every moment carry the taste of eternity.” ~Nisargadatta “There’s nothing mysterious about it. Everybody sees the world through the ideas they have of themselves. As … Continue reading

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Paradigms are Made for Shifting

Originally posted on Creative by Nature:
“A new type of thinking is essential if mankind is to survive and move toward higher levels…” ~Albert Einstein, N.Y. Times, 1946 Over the course of the last hundred years, Western scientists have given us…

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The Art of Systems Thinking – Christopher Chase

“Life is sacred, life is art. Be mindful. See the beauty that exists everywhere, the creative mystery that we are. Be aware of your presence and connection to everything. Know that behind your social persona and cultural identity you are … Continue reading

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Indigenous Wisdom – Chief Dan George, 1972

“My culture did not prize the hoarding of private possessions, in fact, to hoard was a shameful thing to do among my people. The Indian looked on all things in Nature as belonging to [us] and he expected to share … Continue reading

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The Time of Renewal -Floyd “Red Crow” Westerman

“It’s the Hopi belief, that, if you’re not spiritually connected to the earth, and understand the spiritual reality of how to live on earth, it’s likely you will not make it. You should treat all things as Spirit – realize … Continue reading

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Life without Love is Meaningless – José Mujica

“The world is not just about business and the economy. You should have room to develop love… You don’t have to live in a hurry. You don’t have to rush. Please enjoy the joy of life little-by-little every day. Don’t … Continue reading

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Creativity, Imagination & Systems Thinking

“The most interesting and important thing I learned from this class is “system thinking.” Through this way of thinking, I learned that everything, for example humans, nature and society, is connected. These days, human beings tend to ignore the surrounding … Continue reading

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Environmental Problems in the 21st Century

The following is a replica of the first of three units of an Integrated English course presented online via Moodle forums and Zoom meetings, for Science students at Kyushu University during the second semester of 2020, in Fukuoka, Japan. Most … Continue reading

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The Future of Education: To Focus on AI or MI ?

“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.” ― Albert Einstein Right now two starkly different visions … Continue reading

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システム革命、システム学習 – Systems Revolution in Learning

The systems view of science focuses on relationships, describing a universe where everything moves and flows like a river… All of the Japanese text here is from this article at the Change Agent website:「学習する学校」レポートより:「学習する組織」のアプローチ.  It is followed by a translation in … Continue reading

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