Clarity First Newsletter,
October 11, 2019

“I want to be a force for real good. In other words,
I know that there are bad forces, forces that bring suffering to others and misery to the world, but I want to be the opposite force. I want to be the force which is truly for good.” – John Coltrane

Clarity First Newsletter,
October 4, 2019

“There’s a bit of magic in everything, and some loss to even things out.” – Lou Reed

Clarity First Newsletter,
September 27, 2019

“If you really want to get along with somebody, let them be themselves.” – Willie Nelson

Clarity First Newsletter,
September 20, 2019

“In art and dream may you proceed with abandon. In life may you proceed with balance and stealth.” – Patti Smith

Clarity First Newsletter,
September 13, 2019

“Empathy is a tool for building people into groups, for allowing us to function as more than self-obsessed individuals”. –  Neil Gaiman

Clarity First Newsletter,
September 6, 2019

“Competing is intense among humans, and within a group, selfish individuals always win. But in contests between groups, groups of altruists always beat groups of selfish individuals.” – E. O. Wilson

Clarity First Newsletter,
August 30, 2019

“Let’s face it, the universe is messy. It is nonlinear, turbulent, and chaotic. It is dynamic. It spends its time in transient behavior on its way to somewhere else, not in mathematically neat equilibria. It self-organizes and evolves. It creates diversity, not uniformity. That’s what makes the world interesting, that’s what makes it beautiful, and that’s what makes it work.” – Donella Meadows

Clarity First Newsletter,
August 23, 2019

“Since Active Hope doesn’t require our optimism, we can apply it even in areas where we feel hopeless. The guiding impetus is intention; we choose what we aim to bring about, act for, or express. Rather than weighing our chances and proceeding only when we feel hopeful, we focus on our intention and let it be our guide.” – Joanna Macy

Clarity First Newsletter,
August 16, 2019

“It’s important to remember on this anniversary that the true meaning of Woodstock was spiritual. My line about ‘there is little bit of heaven in every disaster area’ was a realized truth.” – Wavy Gravy

Clarity First Newsletter,
August 9, 2019

“Nowadays everybody wants to become a leader. No one wants to become a servant. In reality, the world is badly in need of servants, not leaders. A real servant is a real leader.” – Amma

Clarity First Newsletter,
August 2, 2019

“Oh lonesome’s a bad place
To get crowded into.”  – Kenneth Patchen

Clarity First Newsletter,
July 26, 2019

“Summer is the annual permission slip to be lazy. To do nothing and have it count for something. To lie in the grass and count the stars. To sit on a branch and study the clouds.” – Regina Brett

Clarity First Newsletter,
July 19, 2019

“It is my experience that the world itself has a role to play in our liberation. Its very pressures, pains, and risks can wake us up — release us from the bonds of ego and guide us home to our vast, true nature.” — Joanna Macy

Clarity First Newsletter,
July 12, 2019

“Innovation is combinatorial. It combines old things to make the new.” – Andreas Wagner

Clarity First Newsletter,
July 5, 2019

“Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of humans as self-sufficiency. Humans are social beings.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Clarity First Newsletter, June 28, 2019

“When copies are free, you need to sell things that cannot be copied. Well, what can’t be copied? Trust, for instance.” – Kevin Kelly

Clarity First Newsletter, June 21, 2019

“This is the solstice, the still point of the sun, its cusp and midnight, the year’s threshold and unlocking, where the past lets go of and becomes the future; the place of caught breath.”
                                                  – Margaret Atwood

Clarity First Newsletter, June 14, 2019

“I’m not going to knock on any closed doors. I’m going to make my own door.” – Ana DuVernay*

Clarity First Newsletter, June 7, 2019

“Beware of monotony; it’s the mother of all the deadly sins.” – Edith Wharton

Clarity First Newsletter, May 31, 2019

“Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.”

– Blaise Pascal

Clarity First Newsletter, May 24, 2019

“It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.” – Roy E. Disney

Clarity First Newsletter, May 17, 2019

“Let’s do it right. This is for the ages.” – I. M. Pei

Clarity First Newsletter, May 10, 2019

“I don’t think we are going to become extinct. We’re very clever and extremely resourceful – and we will find ways of preserving ourselves, of that I’m sure. But whether our lives will be as rich as they are now is another question.” – David Attenborough

Clarity First Newsletter, May 3, 2019

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.” – Marianne Williamson