Inspiration and Motivation

new politics
The New Wave of Leadership Democracy gained solid footing last night in the mid-term elections. Americans came out in record numbers to voice their concern about healthcare, immigration, white supremacy, voter suppression and to proclaim their choice of love rather than fear. Among all the usual efforts between republications and […]

A Rise of Optimism & Hope


yesrising
May we imagine a world as beautiful — as blue green waters clean, for enough of us have wakened — our Light, shall be seen… Blue Green Waters Clean Have I helped enough people? I think that’s one of the truest ideas of our identity. I’m optimistic that, that morality, […]

Journal Entry November 3


no fear
THIS WEEK ON NO FEAR FRIDAY: These four truths are birthrights. They are not earned or bought — we are born with that greatness inside. Beginning with the very miracle of birth, and against all odds, we are here on this planet together. May we take our inherent birthrights with […]

This Week on No Fear Friday: Four Truths



new york times best seller
No Fear Friday: Love not Fear Paperback https://amzn.to/2RhHKBa I’m proud to offer NO FEAR FRIDAY, the book. The next incarnation of the successful weekly campaign on Instagram offering alternatives to the fast paced world we live in! Each week, No Fear Friday suggests meditative thoughts that encourage taking action from a […]

No Fear Friday the Book: Love, Not Fear


music
YOU WILL BE LOVED began as a poem about my Dad, but in the writing process I understood it was much bigger than I thought. It’s about Forgiveness. It’s about forgiving ourselves so we can move forward. It’s about transforming our pain and suffering — so we can fly. Thank […]

You Will Be Loved


Love Deep
JOURNAL ENTRY October 13: Choosing Good ❤️ We hear the voice of God (Source, Goddess, Nature, Divine, Humanity, Love) — we feel so sure about that in church or temple, during meditation and at sacred spaces or near moments of death. Why then must we deny it to each other? […]

JOURNAL ENTRY October 13: Choosing Good



This is called TRIBE, a sort of lullaby for us dreamers and misfits. It’s about our relationships both generational and cleaning up our messes today. This is the final mix and will being heading out to the mastering stage next. I’m so grateful for @petercalo who really made this entire […]

New Music Update: TRIBE


appearance
JOURNAL ENTRY October 6: Progress Progress is a slow and steady thing — and when it appears we are going backwards, is when we harness the lessons learned to propel forward. 🔥 I don’t always know where these words come from. I’m glad they do. It feels like I’m submerged in […]

Journal Entry: Progress


motivational
We Shall We shall come in ways you’ve not seen before. We shall be strong in conviction, not lies. We shall stand in numbers so glorious that our voices pierce complacencies. Our chorus rising above muddied waters, where freedom—true freedom will no longer be just the dream, but common perceptibility. […]

We Shall



universal language
“I don’t have all the answers, but I know that what flows through you and me has purpose. It has an intelligent desire to create and become fully realized in its own time. That idea, the force that flows through me, is what I believe to be Love. Inter dimensional […]

No Fear Friday: Universal Language


storyteller
JOURNAL ENTRY September 29 Fellow warriors, there was nothing weak about the moment in the elevator when Senator Jeff Flake was confronted by protesters who in more human terms have, for too long, been the victims of silence. There is no denying the impact of that interaction — of the […]

There is Nothing Weak About Our Story


learning
No Fear Friday: Contribute I love this quote from @brendonburchard It seems simple enough, though during our daily grind how often are we really being true to ourselves? ✨ Being true to myself allows all the acts of self care — eating clean and healthy foods, exercising, stretching, meditating, practicing […]

No Fear Friday: Contribute



time to shine
JOURNAL ENTRY September 22: The Time to Shine 🌞 If you’re reading this then there’s a good chance you feel something in life needs to shift or change. Life can be strange and sometimes our family dynamics can be stranger. On one hand, if you grow up in a household […]

Journal Entry: The Time to Shine


fear
WHAT IS NO FEAR FRIDAY When I created No Fear Friday in 2015, my intention was to establish a weekly campaign on INSTAGRAM that focused on taking action from a place of LOVE rather than fear.   I guess we’ve done that, right?   The Campaign, now in it’s third […]

WHAT IS NO FEAR FRIDAY?


Conversation
JOURNAL ENTRY September 15: Geniuses — of Transformation We sing in…the freedom of dreams and desires — it’s only right that we write them down in history. ✨ I speak for those with a voice still unheard. For the one’s that life threw insurmountable challenge. ✨ For the brave whom have […]

Geniuses — of Transformation



toast of paris
Amazing Spirits This quote resonates because throughout history our differences are always compared rather than the celebration of our amazing spirits. But are we not more alike than we are “different”? When a child is born, they don’t care who picks them up and holds them, loves them and keeps […]

Amazing Spirits


Richard Silvia
Meet Richard “Since I was a kid, I’ve always felt my life-long work has been about love and possibility. That said, I was born in Newport, Rhode Island into a blue collar, working class family. My grandparents immigrated to America from the Azores Islands, Portugal. I’m a mix. Artist, author, […]

Meet Richard


spark
That Spark Keeps Lighting Other Torches Watching the funerals of the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin and Senator John McCain moved me, as they should. Wondering why it takes the death of someone for us to explore and express the beauty and fortitude they’re living.  All the accomplishments and all […]

JOURNAL ENTRY September 1



Campaign
No Fear Friday: Great Leaders He also said “Weak people revenge. Strong people forgive. Intelligent people ignore.” 🌺 I believe we are here to help each other. That there are those among us that lead by example with love and compassion without fail —with clarity and vision. Those great leaders […]

Great Leaders


lightworker
Between the seriousness & lightness of our life experiences—our practice teaches that in the balance we see a little clearer. There’s too much greed & aggression making us sick and misappropriated while in opposition, living too carefree, is allowing it to occur. We heal in the balance —RS #Yesrising 💞 […]

Between the Seriousness and Lightness


New York Times
With all the loss, grief and fear in the world, my book will give you a healthy dose of Hope and Possibility! You can grab a copy on Amazon here http://amzn.to/2romrkD ❤️ Or visit yesrising.com

A Healthy Dose of Hope



Appreciation
Grateful: “Thankful for the many projects going on. Asking for guidance and fruition to come.” –RS About The Artist “Richard is an online writer for the platform The Power of the Heart and Thrive Global. Find his latest book here http://amzn.to/2romrkD. He is the creator of yesrising.com, No Fear Friday […]

Grateful for the Guidance


Life class
From the view of the warrior, out of our struggles comes insight. Come the lessons, our gifts…to grow with.  

Warrior


Praying
This weeks Words for living. Wishing all people, all beings, joy and happiness. Namaste! About The Artist “Richard is an online writer for the platform The Power of the Heart and Thrive Global. Find his latest book here http://amzn.to/2romrkD. He is the creator of yesrising.com, No Fear Friday (TM), and […]

Words for Living



Journalism
JOURNAL ENTRY August 11, 2018 ✨Life —The Fragile Thread ✨ Today is the anniversary of my Mother’s death in 2011. A lot has changed since then — the good, the bad, the ugly, and the miraculous.🙏 ✨ I guess the key advice is, as we struggle through our losses, the […]

JOURNAL ENTRY and More


dreaming
JOURNAL ENTRY August 4,2018 Andy Cohen and Jesus Christ These journal entries weave together, part dream, memory or stream of consciousness — messages, still coded waiting for our hearts to break them. I write these fictional, nonfictional “stories” because, well, they ask me too. So here we go. —RS ON […]

JOURNAL ENTRY August 4,2018


Homeless
Love Lives Here NEW YORK, NY —  Washcloth Drive. I’ve got exciting news to share with everyone! I’m partnering with Erica Wright, CEO/Founder of U First, Inc. in support of their LOVE LIVES HERE event. October 1st will kick off their Love Lives Here trip from Atlanta to New York […]

Washcloth Drive



thinking
JOURNAL ENTRY JULY 28, 2018 Compassion, The New Pill 🌞 People are struggling. The news is making us aware of that. We are more awake than we’ve been in a while, that’s true. But, the conflicting message of taking a pill to make us happy or “better” leaves a bitter taste. […]

JOURNAL ENTRY JULY 28, 2018


No more fear
Because We Live in a Universe of Greatness Often the title of my book comes up in question. What is the Grace of Redefining Love? Well, it simply means expanding life to include everything. 🌺 If we begin to look at life in a new way, with empathy — other […]

Universe of Greatness


InstaYes
INSTA Collection II What does everyone do when they get weary? When we want change so badly, often we think in all or nothing terms. Where can we find opportunities in our present condition to facilitate healthy change? Keeping it real. The bottom line is we serve what right, just […]

INSTA Collection II