* Nature’s Paradigm: The Core Ideas of Systems Theory

This is a really great article from Christopher Chase at Creative Systems on Systems Theory. He explains the aspects with clarity and some humor. The underlying message of caring for what we have and share is powerful. Take your time to read it. I guarantee you will learn something new. I certainly did!

… “The spider, the cat, the child crossing the road, holding his mother’s hand… Within each of us an inner life exists that is as complex and creative as the wider Universe which has brought us into being. Linking outward, with the current dance of Everything, we join the play of sights and sounds that surround us, the local rhythms of the world. Our inner singularity begins to move in sync with the mountains and the birds… We are welcomed home.”

Creative by Nature

“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

The Universe

The Core Ideas of Systems Theory

This is the second part of an essay that was published in 1996 entitled “Systems Theory: Rediscovering Nature’s Paradigm.” The first part of the article is here: Rediscovering Nature’s Paradigm, Part I.  My goal was to try to simplify and summarize the most important ideas of systems theory. ~Christopher Chase; Fukuoka, Japan

The systems model presented here postulates that unity and creativity are the fundamental characteristics of our Universe, and that Nature’s Systems are everywhere. Such a perspective encourages us to draw from our knowledge of creative processes, to think in the metaphors of activities like sports, games, gardening, weaving, building, music and dance.

10489739_502457599885180_99425016509853008_nThe wisdom of our spiritual traditions…

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8 responses to “* Nature’s Paradigm: The Core Ideas of Systems Theory

  1. To do this you really have to breakdown the compartments within yourself. You cannot keep seeing yourself in pieces and see the world and your connection to it as one. First, you have to let go of the notion there are versions of me that are okay and some that aren’t. There is just me in all my complexity and none of it is bad or needs to be rejected, only loved. When we can do that for ourselves it just becomes increasingly obvious with the rest of the world.

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  2. Fascinating reading, Val! I’m professionally familiar with the systems science, particularly as applied to organizations, but this was a such a creative way of looking at it. It resonates at many levels. The first part also has great references. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Thank you Tiny! It really is well researched and put forward as a theory. The impact on how we see our world and relate to others is huge. I really appreciate you reading the article and sharing your thoughts. xo

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