“This too shall pass.”

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“This too shall pass”
is not merely a bromide
of encouragement;
it is an existential fact.

© 2017 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.

That day…

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That day you
started to see
the cup
half-full
instead of
half-empty…
now THAT
was a miracle!

© 2017 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.

Ordinary Tasks

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Do not dismiss
as inconsequential
the ordinary tasks
of your daily life.
If done with presence
they are often
the very things
that can bring you back
to your true self.

© 2017 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.

Live the Paradox

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We are one
with the Spirit
of emptiness
and infinity.
We are one
with Creation’s stuff,
the sometimes sticky,
sometimes slippery
here and now stuff.
Renouncing either
fractures the beauty
of the whole

© 2017 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.

In the Fog

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When we can exist in uncertainty
and receive things in the fog
they are so often wrapped in,
they will eventually
become clear of themselves.

~ John Tarrant

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.

Thorny Situations

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You may hope to come
to your thorny situations
with clever answers perfectly attired
and lined up like soldiers in a row,
but better to come simply and humbly
with a soft, pliant heart,
eager to listen, learn, and grow.

© 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.

Fresh Air of Freedom

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When I give my opinion
without needing to be right,
I am breathing the fresh air
of freedom.

© 2017 Dennis Ference

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

“Dennis writes with the courage of a warrior and the grace of a child. His voice is unwavering—exactly the voice you want at your side were you to find yourself in a den of lions.” —Michael Mark, author

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Catch and Release

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Catch the vibrations
of the Spirit
buzzing through you;
then release them
back into the Universe
after you have marked them
with your name.

© 2017 Dennis Ference

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

“Dennis writes with the courage of a warrior and the grace of a child. His voice is unwavering—exactly the voice you want at your side were you to find yourself in a den of lions.” —Michael Mark, author

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Look around you…

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Look around you….
Slowly and carefully….
Now, do you really think
you were meant
to live in this world
without your scars,
wounds, and warts?

© 2017 Dennis Ference

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

“Dennis writes with the courage of a warrior and the grace of a child. His voice is unwavering—exactly the voice you want at your side were you to find yourself in a den of lions.” —Michael Mark, author

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Into the Light

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Do not despair at your confusion,
uncertainty, and not knowing,
for in a poverty of spirit
you will take your next step
into the Light.

© 2017 Dennis Ference

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

“Dennis writes with the courage of a warrior and the grace of a child. His voice is unwavering—exactly the voice you want at your side were you to find yourself in a den of lions.” —Michael Mark, author

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