self compassion


painting
Leonardo da Vinci “I LOVE that Leonardo da Vinci’s painting, “Saviour of the World,” sold for $450 Million Dollars. Imagine though, how one person, or painting, could feed 450 million children or create homes for 450 million LGBTQ teens. Imagine offering quality living environments and healthcare for 450 million of […]

Saviour of the World


miracle
NO FEAR FRIDAY When I created No Fear Friday in 2015, my intention was to establish a weekly campaign on INSTAGRAM. Something that focused on taking action from a place of LOVE rather than fear. We are grateful that you follow us @yesrising. Keep taking risks!! About the Author Richard […]

Allow the Unexpected




first forgive
FORAGE: Should we not forage, search widely for LOVE and empathy in each other, but also the man in the mirror? NO FEAR FRIDAY 2017—It’s All About Love! No Fear Friday is a weekly campaign on INSTAGRAM aimed at replacing fear with love. The Campaign, now in it’s third year, […]

FORAGE


reflection
“Both in waking and in dreaming – acknowledging our forgiving self, believing self and our loving self is critical.” -Merging Worlds Acknowledge your goodness. Say hello, also to the dark parts  – for they want to be seen and heard too. Mirror work is a beautiful practice for this. Namaste. […]

MIRROR WORK




Affirmations
Dear Inner Child: No matter what, I’m going to be here. It’s OK to feel what you feel, it’s normal —In fact it’s beautiful because you feel. I’m still here. Yes, that’s right I’m gonna be here with you forever unconditionally. You matter to me.

I’M STILL HERE


LIGHT TRAVEL Light does come showing itself through truth your inner truth no fear nor does circumstance hinder your inner truth for love penetrates all walls being love radiating illuminating penetrating does uncomplicate – from HERO, a collection of poetical work from 1990-2001. (Available on Amazon, March 2016) ‪#‎AYoungPoetsLove‬ ‪#‎LoveWins‬ ‪#‎SelfCompassion‬‪#‎Uncomplicates‬

Light Travel




“We acknowledge the tree is complete within itself and that it lives and grows from the same life-force as all nature. So, if we, as sentient beings of the same Source, Universe, God, would we not then, by default, be complete within our self?” – Merging Worlds ‪#‎YouDoNotLack‬ ‪#‎YouAreWhole‬ Follow me on […]

You Are Not Lacking


Visionary
One definition of visionary is that it is the thinking and planning of imaginative ideas. I believe we have the Power to Redefine our personal future. That as a global thinking society, we possess the skill and means to lift, empower, and motivate each other — that we can turn […]

What is Your Vision?









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5 Ways to Transform Your Holidays & Reduce Stress Create a routine Choose a time each day for your personal practice. Your practice could include meditation, exercise or taking a candlelit bath. Make it your personal time even if it is for 10 minutes! Reduce caffeine and sugar Over-consuming coffee, […]

Holiday 2.0





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The job of an artist, of any kind, is to interpret, to show, to explain what they are seeing. Never be afraid to express what you see. From a young boy, I remember feeling — well, what seemed at the time, like just about everything. Being overwhelmed by the outside […]

Working on Purpose




compassion
When did ego go wrong, deciding that faster, better, squashing out each other’s spirits was the way to survive on our planet? How did we escalate our differences rather than be inclusive of our likeness and compassion and love? Modern civilization continues to create a culture of striving rather than […]

Slowing Aggression or Compassionate Cooperation


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One thing I learned from loss is: Without the job, the title, the car, the money – you discover who love’s and supports you for who you really are. And they are the same people who include and support everyone else’s successes and dreams – which is a good barometer […]

Loss Teaches


Merging Worlds
So, I am working on a new project and I’m very excited about it! It’s a book called: Merging Worlds – 93 Thoughts on Love and Cultivating Possibility. What it will be, is a bunch of quotes, passages and prose from my work and personal journals – with the purpose […]

Merging Worlds – 93 Thoughts on Love and Cultivating Possibility




explore food
MINDFUL EATING TIP: Permission to Explore: Don’t force yourself to eat things you don’t like. But – TRY NEW THINGS. Eliminate table salt, sugar and processed food – especially white flour. Give yourself permission to explore cleaner and greener foods like kale, spinach or arugula or good complex carbohydrates like sweet […]

MINDFUL EATING TIP: Permission to Explore


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Look everywhere for kindness – in the eyes of a stranger, to the words of our global brothers and sisters, through the laughter of our children, the nudge from our pets, in the sounds of nature. Keep looking – seek it as you would your favorite flower – acknowledge it, […]

Seek Kindness



happy
Write yourself a happy ending. At least rewrite the past to make the present more peaceful. And write the world a happy ending while you’re at it. Be inclusive. Be generous about it. Write your neighbor a happy ending – or the stranger in line behind you at Starbucks or […]

Write Yourself a Happy Ending