Becoming Softer


photo courtesy of Unsplash

It is humbling as we surrender. Peace comes to us through our desire to end suffering — not just our own, but for all sentient beings.

We think we must get harder and more armored in life but we really need to become softer — it’s sobering.

Asking for help allows the Universe to speak.

Love 8815

Love transforms. This is the opening prayer to a body of work I’m writing called “The Grace of Redefining Love, expanding life to include everything”. I’m hoping to have it completed in a few weeks. 


Abstracting Beauty from the Whole


Love — I can see you now

no table reservation

no restriction, just

fluid and flowing


Slowly — Love

our Grand Design, gentle

offers reprise

cease fire the newborn cheek


You are not rough

fill me up,

no forced accommodation

not presumed to fit


Love — I see you now

same like water wets,

covering care and in

full the sand, sea and debris


Love meet Love

melodic induction

no — not possession

not stamped claimed


Forgive my jagged edges

Dear Love, Welcome

I see you now —

I am open for living

© 2016 Richard A. Silvia



note on photos: Love is transformational, we are too, like the flower in the photo when cropped and focused upon transforms into abstract beauty – as do we. Namaste 🙂




Let this morning light serve

a world awakened

which You Divine

shine through and speak

Unfolding anew through

new shape and sound and form

striking and beautiful

in simplest and humble things

for I am you and you, I

dreaming one —

thank you for peace prevailed

and if our enemy says

“I forgot love”

let the words be transformed

when you remind us all —

IS love.

from the GRACE OF REDEFINING LOVE, a book about changing perception


You Matter

REDEFINING LOVE, learning to see differently

“We don’t need to live our old story. The old broken story, the story circumstance caused trauma, the story that we are victims and we are stuck. I believe today more than ever, we need more trauma experts to lead us out from our states of fear — without the labels, without judgement, into our new safe self.”

from THE GRACE OF REDEFINING LOVE, a book about changing perception.

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Doing Good Work

“Somewhere we must come to see that human progress never rolls in on the wheels of inevitability. It comes through the tireless efforts and the persistent work of dedicated individuals…” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Do Good Work


Positive Vibe

Within Each of Us

“The ability to observe without judgment. The observer, at the seat of the soul, has no need other than to be the vessel for the child. And forgiving the child within, transforms the benefaction into the legacy — a bejeweled and lighted treasure.” —yesrising

Namaste 🙂


“Both in waking and in dreaming – acknowledging our forgiving self, believing self and our loving self is critical.” -Merging Worlds


Mirror Work is Good for the Soul

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.


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