Clarity First Newsletter,
August 20, 2021

“Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.”

– Sigmund Freud

Clarity First Newsletter,
August 13, 2021

“Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”

– Henry James

Clarity First Newsletter,
August 6, 2021

“Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.”
                                                           – Wendell Berry

Clarity First Newsletter,
July 30, 2021

“If you are losing your leisure, look out! — It may be you are losing your soul.” 

– Virginia Woolf

Clarity First Newsletter,
July 23, 2021

“You get further in life by avoiding repeated stupidity than you do by striving for maximum intelligence.”  

— Charlie Munger

Clarity First Newsletter,
July 16, 2021

“We live in a time when science is validating what humans have known throughout the ages: that compassion is not a luxury; it is a necessity for our well-being, resilience, and survival.”

– Joan Halifax

Clarity First Newsletter,
July 9, 2021

“Outdoors we are confronted everywhere with wonders; we see that the miraculous is not extraordinary, but the common mode of existence. It is our daily bread.”  
– Wendell Berry

Clarity First Newsletter,
July 2, 2021

“Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.”                                                  
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Clarity First Newsletter,
June 25, 2021

“In our researches on the likely economic apocalypse it’s become clear what is the prime survival tool for hard times: friends. Good friends. Lots of them.”              

– Stewart Brand

Clarity First Newsletter,
June 18, 2021

“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,
June 11, 2021

“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”                                                                

– Joseph Cambell

Clarity First Newsletter,
June 4, 2021

“‘Star Trek’ seems to be an appeal to our better nature, the side of ourselves that works toward peace and cooperation and understanding and knowledge and yearns to seek out knowledge rather than the side that wants to divide and control one another.”

–  John Cho

Clarity First Newsletter,
May 28, 2021

“If I may throw out a word of counsel to beginners, it is: Treasure your exceptions! When there are none, the work gets so dull that no one cares to carry it further. Keep them always uncovered and in sight…”

– William Bateson

Clarity First Newsletter,
May 21, 2021

“As you get up in the morning, as you make decisions, as you spend money, make friends, make commitments, you are creating a piece of art called your life.”  

– Mary Catherine Bateson

Clarity First Newsletter,
May 14, 2021

“Where we choose to put our attention changes our brain, which in time can change how we see and interact with the world.”

– Margaret Mead

Clarity First Newsletter,
May 7, 2021

“Living simply makes loving simple.”  

– bell hooks

Clarity First Newsletter,
April 30, 2021

“Despite current ads and slogans, the world doesn’t change one person at a time. It changes when networks of relationships form among people who share a common cause and vision of what’s possible…”                                            

– Margaret Wheatley

Clarity First Newsletter,
April 23, 2021

“The person who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”

– Confucius 

Clarity First Newsletter,
April 16, 2021

“Poetry is not resting on the given,
but a questing towards what might otherwise be.”

—Adrienne Rich

Clarity First Newsletter,
April 9, 2021

“Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.” 

— Mahatma Gandhi

Clarity First Newsletter,
April 2, 2021

“Either America will destroy ignorance or ignorance will destroy the United States.”

— W.E.B. Du Bois 

Clarity First Newsletter,
March 26, 2021

“The urgent finds you; you have to find the important. Importance is not fast. It is slow. It is not superficial. It is deep. And as a result, it’s extremely powerful. When important matters go wrong, they undermine everything. When they go right, they sustain everything.”

– Stewart Brand

Clarity First Newsletter,
March 19, 2021

“Apocalypse does not point to a fiery Armageddon but to the fact that our ignorance and our complacency are coming to an end. The exclusivism of there being only one way in which we can be saved….”

– Joseph Campbell

Clarity First Newsletter,
March 12, 2021

“I used to believe that gratitude for life came from being happy, but I have come to realize that the reverse is also true, perhaps even more so: being happy comes from feeling grateful for life.” 

– William Ury