Clarity Holistic Health

Daily Clarity

December 2020

Begin each day with a quick inspirational passage.  The brief daily messages help you focus, gain clarity, and be pro-active in living each and every day with increasing mindfulness, joy, and passion.  Each new day ushers in unique opportunities if we stop to recognize that which is before us.

December 1, 2020

"We can know only that we know nothing.  And that is the highest degree of human wisdom."

- Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace

December 2, 2020

"Be impeccable with your word."

- Don Miquel Ruiz

December 3, 2020

"When you arise in the morning,

think on what a precious privilege it is to live

 to breathe - to think - to enjoy - to love."

- Marcus Aurelius

December 4, 2020

"Every individual matters.  Every individual has a role to play.  Every individual makes a difference."

- Jane Goodall

December 5, 2020

"The most common way people give up their power
is by thinking they don't have any."

- Alice Walker

December 6, 2020

"It will never rain roses:  when we want to have roses,
we must plant more roses."

- George Eliot

December 7, 2020

We join spokes together in a wheel,

but it is the center hole

that makes the wagon move.

We shape clay into a pot,

but it is the emptiness inside

that holds whatever we want.

We hammer wood for a house,

but is is the inner space

that makes it livable.

We work with being

but non-being is what we use.

- L. Tzu

Tao Te Ching

December 8, 2020

"Imagination is the air of mind."

- Philip James Bailey

December 9, 2020

"Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart."

- Rainer Maria Rilke

December 10, 2020

"Kindness is like snow.  It beautifies everything it covers."

- Kahlil Gibran

December 11, 2020

A river cuts through a rock, not because of its power,
but because of its persistence.

December 12, 2020

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand
and for a talk beside the fire:
it is the time for home.”

― Edith Sitwell

December 13, 2020

"Everything has seasons, and we have to be able to recognize when something's time has passed and be able to move into the next season. Everything that is alive requires pruning as well, which is a great metaphor for endings."

― Henry Cloud

December 14, 2020

"Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality."

― Jonas Salk

December 15, 2020

"You will never do anything in this world without courage.   It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor."

― Aristotle

December 16, 2020

“I used to spend so much time reacting and responding to everyone else that my life had no direction. Other people's lives, problems, and wants set the course for my life. Once I realized it was okay for me to think about and identify what I wanted, remarkable things began to take place in my life.”

― Melody Beattie, The Language of Letting Go:
Daily Meditations on Codependency

December 17, 2020

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, 

while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

― Lao Tzu

December 18, 2020

“Courage isn't having the strength to go on - 

it is going on when you don't have strength.”

― Napoleon Bonaparte

December 19, 2020

"Snow was falling,

so much like stars

filling the dark trees

that one could easily imagine

its reason for being was nothing more

than prettiness.”

― Mary Oliver

December 20, 2020

“You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”

― Marcus Aurelius

December 21, 2020

"We cannot stop the winter or the summer from coming.

We cannot stop the spring or the fall

or make them other than they are. 

They are gifts from the universe that we cannot refuse. 

But we can choose what we will contribute to life when each arrives."

― Gary Zukhav

December 22, 2020

Never forget the people

who take time out of their day to check up on you.

December 23, 2020

"It's not how much we give
but how much love we put into giving."

- Mother Theresa

December 24, 2020

"At the end of it all, what flashes before our eyes 

won't be all the things we did that were bigger than ourselves; they'll be all the moments when we made a difference by being true to ourselves."

- Lori Deschene

December 25, 2020

"Seeing is believing,
but sometimes

the most real things in the world

are the things we can't see."

- The Polar Express

December 26, 2020

"It is a transformative experience

to simply pause

instead of immediately filling up space."

- Pema Chödrön

December 27, 2020

"Some of us have great runways already built for us.
If you have one, take off.

But if you don't have one,

realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you."

- Amelia Earhart

December 28, 2020

"It isn't enough to talk about peace.
One must believe in it.

It isn't enough to believe in it.

One must work at it."

- Eleanor Roosevelt

December 29, 2020

"What if we stopped celebrating being busy as a measurement of importance?

What if instead, we celebrated how much time we had spent listening, pondering, meditating, and enjoying time with the most important people in our lives?"

- Greg McKeown

December 30, 2020

Treasure each and every day.

We don't have forever.

We often forget that.

Each day - truly is a treasure.

December 31, 2020

Endings offer us the opportunity for new beginnings.

May 2021 present positive new beginnings for all.