NO FEAR FRIDAY – Love, not Fear

new york times best seller

Love, not Fear

NO FEAR FRIDAY is a weekly campaign of meditative thoughts on Instagram that encourage taking action from a place of LOVE rather than fear. 

“perhaps the answer to all human threat is… L OV E” from the book No Fear Friday. 

This book is a collection of thoughts and ideas that, I believe as we practice, can — change the world. 


“Richard has in “No Fear Friday” captured the true heart of humanity, mindful there is nothing we cannot do or achieve as long as we have faith and love one another.”

— Lisa Gentile Samia

Author, award winning poet and speaker

“A poignant look at the amazing power of love in the tumultuous times we live in!”

— Rev. Nora Bouvier

“Richard Silva’s simplicity is inspired genius”

— Gary Hensel


“The spirit and heart of one person, can change many lives, “No Fear Friday’s” words of wisdom, can become another’s power for change”

— Andrew Lawson

Artist and photographer

“No Fear Friday calls on us to make this a better world.”

— John da Silva


“A clarion call for anyone searching for happiness and peace. The Grace of Redefining Love empowers readers to transform their lives by inspiring love, possibility and inclusiveness. Read this book and you will receive powerful, yet simple, poetical practices that can change the trajectory of your life.”

 —Karen Salmansohn, best selling author of THINK HAPPY

Buy The GRACE of REDEFINING LOVE on Amazon Today!!


“Redefining Love is merely changing our perception about a word and what it means to us.”— RS

“A Piece of Art”Dirk Terpstra, Intuitive Speaker—HeartMath Trainer

“Inspring”Rev. Nora Bouvier

“His Message is a Beacon.”Thomas E Ziemann

“He indeed redefines love”Mary Schaefer, Speaker,

“A beautiful message”Michele Harvey, Published Poet (Art in Public Places), Author, Life Coach

“A beautiful look at redefining Love” Melissa Kalt, MD

“A clarion call for anyone searching for happiness and peace.” Karen Salmansohn, best selling author of THINK HAPPY

Expanding life to include everything.

Merging Worlds

Merging Worlds – 93 Thoughts on Love & Cultivating Possibility

A personal journal of loss, struggle, risk, and triumph from the author. The intention of this book is to promote well-being. Merging Worlds invites us into conversation – to stimulate and support personal evolution, power and peace. Through the cultivation of our own love, possibility, peace and compassion we are then encouraged to help others do the same – suggesting we can help co-create a world of inclusiveness, acceptance, empowerment and global stability.



HERO – A Young Poets Love


HERO- A Young Poet’s Love is a collection of poetical work written between 1990-2001. Included are short poems, words that became songs, and prose, some of which, are whimsical yet mini stories of metaphysics and romantic love.

The title is HERO because we are all heroes of Love. Heroes of our dreams — of our children — and of our own inner child. Our journey is courageous dear friends and bitter and bright — full of colour and mystery and light. We are all heroes of LOVE.

Important for any artist is that he communicates — that he tells the story of what he sees and feels, sending it back out into the world — reinterpreted. For in doing this, we teach — and in this, we grow.

HERO is offered to readers as a description of my travels. It is gifted to the young poet to convey — you are not crazy or alone or lost. It is reassurance that we will meet many on our journey — and that you, dear poet, have much to give. This blessing from the heart, I give to you. Create.


Praise for The Grace of Redefining Love

“The Grace of Redefining Love is a fine blend of sensitive poetry, personal insights and honest confessions. The book, that I rather call ‘a piece of art’ is accessible and insightful. If you feel drawn to redefine love in your life, this is your little ‘bible of truth’. I applaud Richard for his courage to bring so much of his genuine aliveness to the world!”


“A clarion call for anyone searching for happiness and peace. The Grace of Redefining Love empowers readers to transform their lives by inspiring love, possibility and inclusiveness. Read this book and you will receive powerful, yet simple, poetical practices that can change the trajectory of your life.”

—Karen Salmansohn, best selling author of THINK HAPPY

“I would recommend The Grace of Redefining Love as a book to keep at hand and to read over and over. I find it very inspiring and it resonates with me on so many levels.”

— Rev. Nora Bouvier

“I heartily endorse Richard Silva’s latest tome on love. You might wonder if there is more than can be said about love, but there is. Richard has obviously lived the concepts and practices of love he shares.

He indeed redefines love in connecting love to gratitude, motivation, forgiveness and other aspects of our human and spiritual experience of love.

You will take away more appreciation for love and a desire — and practical suggestions — to bring not only bring more love into your life, but release more of your love into life.

— Mary Schaefer, Speaker, Author and Chief Encouragement Officer, Artemis Path, Inc.

“The Grace of Redefining Love has a beautiful message: ‘We are part of love, not separate from it.’ The EPILOGUE is – Absolutely gorgeous and very nurturing. I sense the Divine Feminine…”

— Michele Harvey, Certified Life Transitions Coach, Nutritionist, Author

“A beautiful look at redefining Love and our ways of showing up in the world as expressions of that Divine Love.”

— Melissa Kalt, MD

“Richard Silvia shares a unique perspective which combines incredibly pithy, old world truths revolving around the following; love, truth, resilience, gratitude, motivation, forgiveness, staying present, and spiritual alignment which all lead to the beauty of inner peace & Hope.

Regardless of one’s faith; dogma or the practice one subscribes to or has no particular leaning, his uplifting message of LOVE holds wisdom for all comers. Much like Richard’s music and poetry; his latest book is fully permeated with HOPES healing properties. His message is a beacon which can illuminate one during their darkest hour.

I took The Grace of Redefining Love with me on my honeymoon; I took my sweet time allowing its profound message Silva painstakingly wrote to sink in. His line “For-Give means I Give You Love” deeply resonated with me.

I will leave you with my favorite line; “Releasing our attachment to false perceptions of egos perfection gives rise to a truly motivated vision” That said, we are all booklets of possibility.”

—Thomas E Ziemann, Author of “The Department of Zenitation; A Layman’s Guide to Making Spirituality Work in Real Life” & “Taming the Anger Dragon; From Pissed off to Peaceful.”

About the Author

Richard Anthony Silvia, author, singer-songwriter, poet, and empath/sensitive, is the founder of Yesrising.com and The Rick Eva Music Project. Earlier poetical works, including “The Fragile Thread” and “Bits of Red“ have been published in various literary journals and the song “Ooh the Sky”, received a honorable mention for songwriting from Billboard.

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