Clarity First Newsletter, April 5, 2019

“You know when you throw a party, you think people will show up and no one will like each other. It’s like that with music – parts of your musical psyche have never met other parts. You wonder if you should get them together.” – Tom Waits

Clarity First Newsletter, March 29, 2019

“And when I do pay attention, very close attention, when I open myself fully to your humanity, your complexity, your reality, then I find, always, under every other feeling and judgement and emotion, that I love you. Even between you and me, even there, the lines are only of our own making.” – Donella Meadows

Clarity First Newsletter, March 22, 2019

“More and more I find I want to be living in a Big Here and a Long Now.” – Stewart Brand

Clarity First Newsletter, March 15, 2019

“People have the power to redeem the work of fools.” – Patti Smith

Clarity First Newsletter, March 8, 2019

“We have the capacity to create a remarkably different economy: one that can restore ecosystems and protect the environment while bringing forth innovation, prosperity, meaningful work, and true security.” – Paul Hawken

Clarity First Newsletter, March 1, 2019

“Problem solving is by definition focused on addressing what exists and attempting to make it better. True innovation comes from reaching for the potential in something: it’s possible manifestations that don’t yet exist.” – Carol Sanford

Clarity First Newsletter, February 22, 2019

“Now and then, someone is able to look at an empty space, conclude it would be a great place to start a revolution, and bravely go forward.” – Henry Rollins

Clarity First Newsletter, February 8, 2019

“The conventional definition of management is getting work done through people, but real management is developing people through work.” – Agha Hasan Abedi

Clarity First Newsletter, February 1, 2019

“Not all of us are painters but we are all artists. Each time we fit things together we are creating – whether it is to make a loaf of bread, a child, a day.” – Sister Corita Kent

Clarity First Newsletter, January 25, 2019

“Everyone in a complex system has a slightly different interpretation. The more interpretations we gather, the easier it becomes to gain a sense of the whole.” – Margaret J. Wheatley

Clarity First Newsletter, January 18, 2019

“Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.” – Rumi

Clarity First Newsletter, January 11, 2019

“Wait a minute. How did this happen? We’re smarter than this.” – Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars

Clarity First Newsletter, January 4, 2019

“The comfort zone is the great enemy to creativity; moving beyond it necessitates intuition, which in turn configures new perspectives and conquers fears.” – Dan Stevens

Clarity First Newsletter, December 28, 2018

“Art is about building a new foundation, not just laying something on top of what’s already there.” – Prince

Clarity First Newsletter, December 21, 2018

“The Christians stole the winter solstice from the pagans, and capitalism stole it from the Christians.” – George Monbiot

Clarity First Newsletter, December 14, 2018

“The social justice movement of the 21st century is economic development.” – Wendell Pierce

Clarity First Newsletter, December 7, 2018

“There is too much bad news to justify complacency. There is too much good news to justify despair.” – Donella Meadows

Clarity First Newsletter, November 30, 2018

“The first inspiration I ever had was the cosmos, the planetary system.” – Alexander Calder

Clarity First Newsletter, November 23, 2018

“We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say, ‘It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.’ Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.” – Fred Rogers

Clarity First Newsletter, November 16, 2018

“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.” ? Yoko Ono

Clarity First Newsletter, November 9, 2018

“One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.” – Henry Miller

Clarity First Newsletter, November 2, 2018

“Don’t fight forces, use them.” – R. Buckminster Fuller

Clarity First Newsletter, October 26, 2018

“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct . . . ” – Carl Jung

The Clarity First Newsletter, October 19, 2018

“This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.” – Toni Morrison