“Have It All”

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Yes, you can “have it all,”
but only in the Present Moment

© 2016 Dennis Ference

My new book of original inspirational verses, From the Water’s Edge, is now available from https://www.createspace.com/6040109, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1530558018 and Kindle eBooks at Amazon. Also available at Barnes and Noble and other booksellers.

“Afire with God”

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Earth’s crammed with heaven,
and every common bush afire with God.

~Elizabeth Barrett Browning

My new book of original inspirational verses, From the Water’s Edge, is now available from https://www.createspace.com/6040109, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1530558018 and Kindle eBooks at Amazon. Also available at Barnes and Noble and other booksellers.

Tanka #1

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I rise from this bed,
reaching for paper and pen,
Spirit’s breath stirring,
spurning all thoughts of sleep now,
dream-like words surging through me.

© 2016 Dennis Ference

My new book of original inspirational verses, From the Water’s Edge, is now available from https://www.createspace.com/6040109, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1530558018 and Kindle eBooks at Amazon.

Stop the War

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The way to stop the war
is to stop hating the enemy.

~ Pema Chödrön

My new book of original inspirational verses, From the Water’s Edge, is now available from https://www.createspace.com/6040109, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1530558018 and Kindle eBooks at Amazon.

Consumer Culture’s God

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So identified
with our consumer culture
can we become
that at some point
we may unconsciously think
we own the Divine Presence
and may look to trade it in
for a newer model
when it “underperforms” or
becomes “obsolete.”

© 2015 Dennis Ference

What Can Be Better?

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Awareness
of the Creator
of the Universe
living in you
and through you:
what can be better
than that?

© 2016 Dennis Ference

My new book of original inspirational verses, From the Water’s Edge, is now available from https://www.createspace.com/6040109, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1530558018 and Kindle eBooks at Amazon.

Opinions with Aggression

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When we hold on to our opinions
with aggression,
no matter how valid our cause,
we are simply adding
more aggression to the planet,
and violence and pain increase.

~ Pema Chödrön

My new book of original inspirational verses, From the Water’s Edge, is now available from https://www.createspace.com/6040109, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1530558018 and Kindle eBooks at Amazon.

Being One With God

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Being one with God
says nothing about
one’s achievement
or virtue
and everything
about Reality.

© 2016 Dennis Ference

My new book of original inspirational verses, From the Water’s Edge, is now available from https://www.createspace.com/6040109, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1530558018 and Kindle eBooks at Amazon.

When we become…

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When we become aware
of our connectedness
and oneness with all,
living for oneself alone
reveals itself
to be an absurdity
and impossibilty.

© 2016 Dennis Ference

My new book of original inspirational verses, From the Water’s Edge, is now available from https://www.createspace.com/6040109, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1530558018 and Kindle eBooks at Amazon.

Haiku #6

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Pain will sit with us,
suffering will shiver us.
Here too we are one.

© 2016 Dennis Ference

My new book of original inspirational verses, From the Water’s Edge, is now available from https://www.createspace.com/6040109, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1530558018 and Kindle eBooks at Amazon.