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

Clarity First Newsletter, April 26, 2019

“Other people are answers to questions, and the biggest question is what question they’re answering.” – Questlove

Clarity First Newsletter, April 19, 2019

“If the world is to be healed through human efforts,
I am convinced it will be by ordinary people, people whose love for this life is even greater than their fear.” – Joanna R. Macy

Clarity First Newsletter, April 12, 2019

“The point is to explore whatever may be helpful for thinking, understanding, and acting responsibly over long periods of time.” – Stewart Brand

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