With Open Arms

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Again and again,
day after day,
choose to extend
your arms and open
your heart, releasing
streams of compassion
far beyond the small,
limited self into the awesome,
astounding universe that shimmers
and thrives on Love.

© 2015 Dennis Ference

The Favor of Fear

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Before you surrender
your fears, you must believe
you can surrender your fears.
Before you can believe you can
surrender your fears you must
want to surrender your fears.
Before you can want to surrender
your fears you must feel them
crushing you and choking you.
And after you have felt this,
may you one day come to know
that fear has done you a favor.

© 2015 Dennis Ference