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“Diversity is an aspect of human existence that cannot be eradicated by terrorism or war or self-consuming hatred. It can only be conquered by recognizing and claiming the wealth of values it represents for all.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays
“Democracy is not simply a license to indulge individual whims and proclivities. It is also holding oneself accountable to some reasonable degree for the conditions of peace and chaos that impact the lives of those who inhabit one’s beloved extended community.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays
“On either side of a potentially violent conflict, an opportunity exists to exercise compassion and diminish fear based on recognition of each other's humanity. Without such recognition, fear fueled by uninformed assumptions, cultural prejudice, desperation to meet basic human needs, or the panicked uncertainty of the moment explodes into violence.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays
“Humanity is not without answers or solutions regarding how to liberate itself from scenarios that invariably end with mass exterminations. Tools such as compassion, trust, empathy, love, and ethical discernment are already in our possession. The next sensible step would be to use them.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays
“Individual cultures and ideologies have their appropriate uses but none of them erase or replace the universal experiences, like love and weeping and laughter, common to all human beings.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays
“Our greatest power as nations and individuals is not the ability
to employ assault weapons, suicide bombers, and drones
to destroy each other. The greater more creative powers
with which we may arm ourselves are grace and compassion
sufficient enough to love and save each other.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays
“There is nothing sane, merciful, heroic, devout, redemptive, wise, holy, loving, peaceful, joyous, righteous, gracious, remotely spiritual, or worthy of praise where mass murder is concerned. We have been in this world long enough to know that by now and to understand that nonviolent conflict resolution informed by mutual compassion is the far better option.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays
“If the idea of loving those whom you have been taught to recognize as your enemies is too overwhelming, consider more deeply the observation that we are all much more alike than we are unalike.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays
“Making the choice to exercise compassion is an expression of Love for Humanity and Life itself.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays
“Individuals often turn to poetry, not only to glean strength
and perspective from the words of others, but to give birth
to their own poetic voices and to hold history accountable
for the catastrophes rearranging their lives.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays
“There is within the human heart a quality of intelligence which has been known to surpass that attributed to the human mind.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays
“The acknowledgement of a single possibility can change everything.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays
“History, too, has a penchant for giving birth
to itself over and over again, and those whom it
appoints agents of change and progress
do not always accept their destinies willingly.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays
“The glorification of hatred is predicated on a foundation of fear-induced ignorance venomous to haters and those they believe they hate.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays
“Discourse and critical thinking are essential tools when it comes to securing progress in a democratic society. But in the end, unity and engaged participation are what make it happen.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays
“It can be difficult to speak truth to power. Circumstances, however, have made doing so increasingly necessary.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays
“Human beings, in a sense, may be thought of as multidimensional creatures composed of such poetic considerations as the individual need
for self-realization, subdued passions for overwhelming beauty, and a hunger for meaning beyond the flavors that enter and exit the physical body.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays
“Simple shifts in points of view can open doors to expansions of consciousness as easily as rigid dispositions can close hearts and minds to such elevated awareness. It generally depends on whether you allow fear and violence to rule your actions or whether you give wisdom, courage, and compassion the authority to do so.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays
“Poetry empowers the simplest of lives to confront the most extreme sorrows with courage, and motivates the mightiest of offices to humbly heed lessons in compassion.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays
“In its essence, Elemental, the Power of Illuminated Love, maintains we are all on a quest to experience qualities of compassion and acceptance capable of helping to sustain both the individual and the larger society. Because such a journey tends to take place even more within than without, the visual imagery, words, and music of ILLUMINATED LOVE incorporates both levels of that reality.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays
“Naked flights of art unshackled and incandescent songs of poetry undiluted return to the soul what hate, ignorance, fear, and violence steal from the heart.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays
“When the lyrical muse sings the creative pen dances.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays