Union with God

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Union with God
is the primary
and most
unavoidable reality
of our lives.

~ Alan Watts

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

Blessed am I…

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Blessed am I
when I find myself
up against the wall,
for I must then learn again
that thoughts and feelings
have only the power I give them,
learn again, on a deeper level,
to listen, to trust, to risk, to forgive,
to surrender to an indwelling Presence
larger than my small self,
and to seek out the strengths
I surely have within, by the grace
of that larger Presence,
to grow and transform.

© 2016 Dennis Ference

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

Not Knowing

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Take comfort in not knowing.
It is spiritual growth’s
fertile ground.

© 2016 Dennis Ference

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

Deepest Truth

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To those of you
who celebrate Christmas
as an integral part
of your spiritual journey,
may this season
reveal to you again
and always
the deepest truth
of who you are.

© 2016 Dennis Ference

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

Building Houses

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As far back
as anyone could remember,
the people of the town
built houses for each other,
sheds, truth be told, crafted
with the hammer of judgement
and the nails of assumed
superiority; houses too small
for a full breath, too cold
for the precociousness of hope,
secured with heavy bolts
of dark warning and fear.

Yet in this town, as in
countless towns everywhere,
lives continue to be lived,
families formed, futures built,
histories made and recorded.

Yes, but wait, you may say.
What about love?
What about compassion?
Do not lose heart, my friend,
for love, in all its guises,
gratefully knows forever,
the trick to pick our locks
and let herself in.

© 2014 Dennis Ference

I need a center—

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I need a center—
a place to feel at home,
a place to rest and revel,
a place where it is right
to feel the joy
and suffering alike,
a place where “to know”
and “not know” are not
opposites, a place
where opposites are
mostly illusion
and don’t matter
in the way I have thought
they mattered,
a place where
my precious judgements
shrivel and dissolve.
I need this place
to feel the peace.
And, alas, it is here,
in this moment,
in the Spirit that is
Peace, Life and Love.

© 2016 Dennis Ference

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

The Truth

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The Truth
is to be lived,
not merely spoken.

© 2016 Dennis Ference

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