the same challenges keep on manifesting
through different people and circumstances,
because the lessons aren’t
acknowledged, honoured and learnt yet.
You can’t grow through
what you keep on trying to bypass.
Be the bravest version of yourself.
You are worth it. Dig yourself out of
the foundation you let yourself in,
buried in what others said you were.
Start new. Burn it down. Feel it.
Be alive. Be yourself, truly. Fully.
I am so glad you were born.
You are a good person.
I love who you are and am doing my best
to always be on your side.
You can come to me whenever
you’re feeling hurt or bad.
You do not have to be perfect to
get my love and protection.
All of your feelings are okay with me.
I am always glad to see you.
It is okay for you to be angry
and I won’t let you hurt yourself or
others when you are.
You can make mistakes -
they are your teachers.
You can know what you need
and ask for help.
You can have your own preferences
You are a delight to my eyes.
You can choose your own values.
You can pick your own friends,
and you don’t have to like everyone.
You can sometimes feel confused and
ambivalent, and not know all the answers.
I am very proud of you.
We look at our phones instead of
into eyes. We text instead of call.
We build walls when we should be
building bridges. We are so guarded
and then we wonder why we don’t
feel love and connection.
Lift your eyes, open your heart,
and lean into your discomfort.
Great relationships happen by
choice not by chance.
Interesting and alarming documentary about
the toxicity of social media...
When you are sad,
you can have a hundred
people counsel you for hours,
and you may still feel nothing.
And then there would be that
one person, who just needs to
say your name, and that voice
will light up your soul.
I am drawn to people
who are consumed
with passion, as if it is
growing wildly inside.
The deep minded ones,
who can hold their own
but a crazy sense of humor,
that can make me laugh
in the middle of seriousness.
I love the strong people,
who don’t let their pride
ruin their weakness,
and someone not afraid
to speak up for something
they believe in with actions.
I’m in love with the ones
who know how to listen
offering judgmental advice.
People with big hearts,
deep souls, and wild minds:
I adore you. You’re fabulous.
there’s no such thing as
being completely ready.
you’re never going to feel
like you’ve got everything
sorted and all figured out.
if you get to the place where
you’re just a little more
excited than afraid, that’s
when you go for it, that’s
when you go all in. to hell
with playing it safe.
(The Better Man Project)
you cannot truly “be there” for another
until you learn to “be there” for yourself.
Be there for your breath as it rises and falls.
As it slows, quickens, deepens.
As the belly expands and contracts.
Be there. Be a loving witness
to this extraordinary power
that moves through you.
Be there for all your feelings,
not just the pleasant ones.
Be there for the grief and the anger, too.
The ease and the frustration.
Be there for the sorrow,
the emptiness and the fullness,
the wildness and the calm,
the life and the dying.
Be there for all your thoughts.
The ones you love and the ones you hate.
The ones that scare you and the ones you seek.
Be there as they arise and dissolve.
Stay there as they stay and go.
Be there for the broken heart
and be there for the healed one too.
Be there for the answers,
but don’t abandon the questions either.
Be there for the clarity,
but don’t neglect the confusion.
Be there for all of yourself, my love.
Like a mother, there for her children.
And you will be able
to be there for all of me.
Look after me by looking after you.
Find me by finding you.
Let me in by staying near.
This is the paradox of loving.
If you were going to die soon and
had only one phone call to make,
who would you call and
what would you say?
And why are you waiting?
My worth is not determined by
whether or not someone can
hold space for my pain.
And I am no longer taking on
other peoples judgement and
discomfort as my truth.
I’m choosing vulnerability over hiding.
I’m choosing humanness over perfection.
I’m choosing to feel.
And in a world where we’re taught to
suppress and numb and hide,
that’s a radical act.
write the story.
into the dirtiest
parts of yourself.
rot & decay
& turn it into
nourishment & life.
& sing to it
& show it
grow a beautiful garden
from your aching
& teach yourself
how to thrive from it.
write your story.
- the sign you've been waiting for.
What fascinates me
is that hardly anyone
asks the deep questions.
Most people accept the
as life and have no desire for a
deeper understanding of our
purpose in this universe.
You’re not going to find
the answers you seek
on Facebook or via some
random self proclaimed
Guru on YouTube.
You already have what
you’ve been looking for and
it’s really not all that complicated.
Just give yourself space
to sit in the silence long enough
to feel your way past the bullshit
and hear what your soul
has been trying to say.
for the earth
we have just recorded our first guided meditation:
"I AM ENOUGH."
It's a daily meditation to reconnect with your true self and your true feelings.
You can listen to it under the section "Listen"
in the menu above.
We hope that you will enjoy it and that it will
support you on your healing journey…
Verena & Alex
You might be feeling things now
that you had to not feel when
you were young in order to survive.
There’s no time limit on feelings and
there’s no time limit on the compassion
you can show yourself for these feelings.
(Sarah Mariann Martland)
In general, people are not drawn to perfection
in others. People are drawn to shared interests,
shared problems, and an individual's life energy.
Humans connect with humans.
Hiding one's humanity and trying to project
an image of perfection makes a person vague,
slippery, lifeless, and uninteresting.
Sometimes instead of saying,
"Just keep a positive mindset!"
what we need to hear is,
"I know this fucking sucks right now,
but you’re a badass, and you’re going
to push through it.
This moment will make you better."
You have an inner light within you
that is craving to be shared by those around you,
by the world at large - but mostly by you.
When you share your unique light, bit by bit,
you light up the lives of those around you.
And, one by one, you inspire them to light up too.
It’s a chain reaction. And before long,
the whole world lights up.
Your light is contagious.
You are under no obligation
to be the same person
you were a year, month,
or even 15 minutes ago.
You have the right to grow.
Here’s the thing: 'life',
isn’t always trustworthy;
life can let you down,
turn you around,
and take a long time
to make sense.
Trusting in life is not simply
taking a blind mental leap
while sitting on one’s laurels -
even when people talk big
about the amount of trust
they have in life,
there is still so much work
that goes on behind
Learning to trust in life
is actually, more accurately,
learning to trust yourself.
And trusting in yourself
takes a lot of practice,
involves a lot of choices,
a lot of showing up,
and a lot of hard work.
(Emma Rose Tait)
Your pain is not too much.
People who can’t handle your pain
generally aren’t able to because
they haven’t handled their own.
It’s not because you’re too much,
it’s because what you’re bringing
forward confronts them to look at
their own lives and they’re not
quite ready to do that.
See the world
through the eyes
of your inner child.
The eyes that sparkle
in awe and amazement
as they see love, magic
and mystery in the
most ordinary things.
is what we all
have in common.
Ego is neither positive nor negative.
Those are simply concepts that create
Ego is just ego, and the disaster of it all is that you,
as a spiritual seeker, have been conditioned to
think of the ego as bad, as an enemy,
as something to be destroyed.
This simply strengthens the ego.
In fact, such conclusions arise from the ego itself.
Pay no attention to them.
Don't go to war with yourself;
simply inquire into who you are.
Discomfort is not just a sign
that something is wrong;
It can also be a sign that
something is growing
Where have the feelings gone?
When did we start repressing them?
Who told us that feelings mean weakness and loss of control?
How could we believe this?
Why are we so afraid to feel vulnerable with a shaky but open heart?
When will 'FEELINGS' be a subject in school, replacing some of the senseless stuff that is never needed in real life and forgotten after a short time anyway?
How can we expect the world to become a better place if we don’t stop simply passing on all our repressed emotional backpacks to our children?
How many antidepressants do we have to take until the desperate call of our true feelings becomes silent forever?
Who understands the enormous price we pay for that?
What would happen if suddenly all alcohol and all drugs would mysteriously vanish from the Earth, and we would have to face our sober and natural state? Just imagine...
It’s not about judging ourselves, but isn’t it sad how normal all this running away at any cost has become?
Why don’t we understand the connection between this escape from our real feelings and the terrifying variety of events that is happening lately on this magnificent and peaceful planet?
We are sentient beings, and nothing will ever be able to change this.
Nothing. No pill, no drug, no invention, no spiritual practice, and no distraction.
We will always have to face our true feelings one day, in this life or another.
Fortunately. Because feelings are the impulse for every transformation and the fuel of life itself.
Without them, we could just as well have stayed in the world beyond.
But we didn’t; we wanted to experience the full range of feelings.
So let’s connect with our body and sense whatever is there. Let’s dwell in this open space and allow our feelings to be the challenging but friendly guide to our true self.
No one said it would be easy, but it will be worth it.
What are we waiting for?
I’m not like an ordinary world.
I have my madness,
I live in another dimension
and I do not have time
for things that have no soul.
That night when you kissed me,
I left a poem in your mouth,
and you can hear some of the lines
every time you breathe out.
When time has passed
in a relationship &
a sense of security
has been established,
the masks we wear fall off,
our true attachment patterns
and our shadow parts emerge.
Our wounded inner child,
sensing the safety, emerges
looking for healing.
This is when the real
May your coming year
be filled with
magic and dreams
and good madness.
I hope you read
some fine books
and kiss someone who
and don't forget
to make some art -
write or draw
or build or sing
or live as only you can.
And I hope,
somewhere in the next year,
you surprise yourself.
May the wishes of this quote and all of your personal dreams come true for you…
Regarding art, Alex and I made a decision during our digital detox, concerning only the members of our Insight Timer-Group:
We will continue posting the daily quote only here, on our website, because it feels so much better, more alive, and more creative.
We want to leave behind the stress and troubles of the last year and continue our work in a friendly and independent atmosphere without the negative and unpleasant effects of social media.
We see ourselves as kind of curators: all that we want is to share beautiful, inspiring, and challenging quotes that have helped us on our healing journey with people who resonate with them and who also want to grow and free themselves from old patterns and belief systems.
We want to support everyone who wants to truly heal by allowing and integrating ALL feelings.
This website is our kind of gallery. Here, the daily quotes, and also our texts, images, videos, and audios, are presented in a safe and visually appealing setting, where they can breathe, inspire, and unfold freely, untamed, without any judgment, rating, narrow-mindedness, spiritual bypassing, and restriction.
Everyone who relates to and appreciates this is welcome.
Every month, we will post a new direct link to our website in the group, so it will be very comfortable for everyone who wants to read the daily quote from the app.
We are happy to continue the journey with you this new year…
Much love from us both
Verena & Alex