Comments: 74
  • #74

    Verena (Saturday, 11 May 2019 14:56)

    You are welcome, Diane.
    Thank you for your message!
    Wonderful to hear about your transition;
    it's never too late to start this healing journey
    and love yourself...
    Best wishes from Germany

  • #73

    Diane (Saturday, 11 May 2019 14:17)

    Today I searched for the phrase "Remember who you are" and found your website. Thank you for your inspirational words. I am transitioning at 70 to a heart based life. I am learning to love myself.

  • #72

    Verena (Tuesday, 07 May 2019 22:49)

    Welcome back, David!
    It's lovely to hear from you again, many thanks for your nice message!

    And thank you Marguerite! So sorry, but we haven't got a notification about your guestbook entry last week. There have been some technical problems, but now it works fine again.
    If Alex and I will ever visit Australia, we would love to meet you there... : )

    Best wishes and much love to you both!

    Verena & Alex

  • #71

    David (Tuesday, 07 May 2019 19:38)

    Hi Verena,

    I took a long break from Insight Timer and reinstalled it yesterday. I was one of your early members on your Remember Who You Are group as I transitioned with you from the Rumi group. I always looked forward to your quotes.

    What a pleasure to see that you are still offering your wonderful and insightful selection of quotes for the benefit of others

    You are an example to me and I’m sure to others too of how to walk the spiritual path with determination and perseverance.

    I wish you and Alex all the very best in all that you do.

    Thank you,


  • #70

    Marguerite (Tuesday, 30 April 2019 12:49)

    G'day Verena and Alex
    Thanks for all the IT posts which I find good to reflect on when I get in to bed. I'm slow to post a comment here as when I tried to read your letter the text was too big to fit on the Samsung tablet screen but OK here on the computer monitor and seems to be OK on the smartphone as I just checked. Best wishes to you and Alex and let me know when you come to Australia for a holiday so my German/Australian friend Sylvia and I can show you around!

  • #69

    Verena (Sunday, 28 April 2019 23:37)

    You are welcome, Simon.
    Many thanks for your support!
    Liebe Grüße von uns beiden nach Köln... : )

  • #68

    Simon (Sunday, 28 April 2019 23:22)

    Thanks to you both for all you’re doing. Big support from me regarding disabling the comments and freeing up some time and energy. Lots of love and supportive vibes. Simon.

  • #67

    Verena (Saturday, 27 April 2019 15:55)

    Dear Carolina,

    thank you so much for your beautiful and encouraging message.
    We appreciate this very much.
    Interesting that you teach about the impact of social media. It is such an important and still to be examined theme; it influences our modern world and our relationships with ourselves and others so much...
    Thanks for your wonderful wishes!
    A big hug from us both

    Verena & Alex

  • #66

    Carolina (Thursday, 25 April 2019 17:18)

    Dear Verena and Alex,

    I am so moved this morning reading your message on the website, thank you so much for taking the time to write it. I know that it took time and also energy to come to this conclusion about making the change in the insight timer group. I have been following your group on the app for a few years now, and in fact it is the only group I am part of. I left other groups because it was too much clutter. I have sometimes commented on your posts there, and more often have clicked the like button for the quotes that have really resonated with me. And sometimes I have taken my own breaks from the app, only to find a lovely abundance of wisdom waiting for me in your offerings.

    Thank you so much for your wisdom in this weary world. Thank you so much for your strength. Thank you so much for sharing your journey as human beings with us. It is not unnoticed here in the Midwestern US, where I sit in my living room watching the spring budding trees finally emerge, where I prepare for my day as a university professor. In fact your wisdom infuses my work frequently, and your message today here on your website is one I am so glad I took the time to read because it is having a rippling effect into my own thinking about energetic boundaries with the many people I engage with, in many kinds of settings. And in fact I teach about social media and the impact on our thinking and our being… So your journey and your sharing has touched my thinking about this. Thank you.

    But the main reason I wanted to offer a comment is because I am out here holding a candle to you both with much love (poetically, right at this moment I hear fire engine sirens outside! Such a symbol of our world and the humanity we are all striving to reclaim, remember...) surrounding the both of you with prayers for strength and well-being. I know from much work online myself that it is impossible to know what people are thinking out there unless they tell you. So thank you for this space.

    Be well, and thank you again for your love and care for yourselves, which models this to the rest of the world. Wishing you continued wholeness and heart-filled days of peace.

    Carolina ❤️

  • #65

    Verena (Wednesday, 24 April 2019 19:04)

    Dear Maritza,
    many thanks for your confirming message!
    It's just wonderful to support each other on this path.
    Lots of love and best wishes

  • #64

    Maritza (Wednesday, 24 April 2019 14:26)

    I want to thank you so very much for taking the time to share your messages, thoughts and lives. I read your message about the troubles of people sending immature replies. I have just started the group and did not realize the going ons and again thank you for keeping strong. You are doing a wonderful and beautiful thing, after all we are all here to help one another, keep each other standing on our feet, amd spiritually strong. I have also had a toxic childhood and have gone on a journey to healing starting in my twenties. Much older now, not too far from fifty and continue with meditations to bring balance to my soul. We have to keep keeping on and striding forward, so keeping toxic people out of your lives is the most healthiest and wonderful gift you can give to yourself. May you both receive many Blessings in abundance and be surrounded with love, peace and protection, so this shall be.
    Love and Peace to you both

  • #63

    Verena (Wednesday, 24 April 2019 13:48)

    Thank you so much for your feedback, Heidi!
    That's wonderful to hear. We simply wanted to create a virtual space that offers people on the healing journey some kind of safety and support. Because in our own darkest hours we would have been so grateful for a bullshit-free place, based on truth and love instead of repression and fear.
    Much love from us both

  • #62

    Heidi (Wednesday, 24 April 2019 12:33)

    Hello Verena and Alex,
    Thank you so much for what you do. The energy, the effort behind what’s involved, thank you! I can’t remember how I came across you on the Insight Timer, but I am so grateful that I did. When I am in a dark place, I always find my way to your quotes and they always help me to find my way through. I love the community you have created, these places of connection are vital and I am so grateful that you have found a way to continue with it. Om shanti shanti shanti! Much like love to you both!

  • #61

    Verena (Wednesday, 24 April 2019 08:48)

    Thank you for the love and appreciation in your words, Jae!
    See you!

  • #60

    Jae (Wednesday, 24 April 2019 04:35)

    Thank you for both your authenticity and your hearts in what you do through your writings and posts and sharing of your journeys. I deeply respect and understand your views in your Insight Timer message. Thank you for being here and BEING YOU.

  • #59

    Verena (Tuesday, 23 April 2019 22:55)

    You are welcome, Kimo!
    Thank you for your nice comment and support!
    Much love

  • #58

    Kimo (Tuesday, 23 April 2019 21:28)

    Hi Guys
    Just read your posted letter.
    You are both awesome and thank you for everything.
    Blessings and Good Thoughts

  • #57

    Verena (Tuesday, 23 April 2019 14:51)

    Dear Tom,
    many thanks for your support and understanding.
    It feels definitely like the right decision.
    We were able to keep it going so long in the App because of members like you, who used the comment function in a constructive and thoughtful way.
    Thank you very much for this!
    We are glad to stay connected here.
    Much love from us both
    Verena & Alex

  • #56

    Tom (Tuesday, 23 April 2019 14:40)

    Verena and Alex,
    I just finished reading your posted letter referenced from IT. While dealing with a worldwide readership lends itself to 24/7 attention, the extent of the “problem people” you two also had to address is not acceptable. I am amazed you were able to keep it going so long! The path you are implementing will hopefully be more manageable for you two and still allowing for exposure to a larger forum that can demonstrate there is another way and yet provide direction to searching for more. This is really a testament to your dedication and love, I hope I could be this open and giving faced with such an issue. Thank you.

  • #55

    Clif (Thursday, 24 January 2019 14:09)

    I’m going through a process of enhancing my own self love and appreciate your site and your stories. Thank you.

  • #54

    Laurie (Saturday, 20 October 2018 15:59)

    Verena, I’ve been exploring your site.. it’s utterly beautiful. I treasure all you have written and the videos are so enlightening✨ I feel so honored to be at least in this realm of knowing you . (Still wish I could meet you and Alex in person)�. Maybe one day, to thank you in person, for continued, illumination to this path of finding me.. �. Much love.

  • #53 (Tuesday, 16 October 2018 21:03)

    WOW! I finally discovered my 'emotional'doppelganger' in virtual reality. So much challenge in trying to relate to a largely unrelateable species. Having been infected with the disease of co-dependency (people-pleasing), there's been a lifetime of conflicted, confusing interaction with others. Now, I've been committed to the path of exploring and discovering the 'authentic' self for the past 3 yrs. So, you might imagine the thrill of finding someone who speaks a very rare language that, I believe we share . Much gratitude.

  • #52

    Jc (Wednesday, 03 October 2018 14:11)

    Have been on your IT group and it's the one group I try to read every day. Thanks for sharing all of this - I really connected with the toxic parents - I have also had to cut ties with my father. Thanks Verena for being such an inspiration for so many people!

  • #51

    Chance (Tuesday, 02 October 2018 18:37)

    Thank you for your thoughts, words and feelings. I resonate and concur.

    Here is my current favorite music: Peter Kater - Dancing on Water

  • #50

    김윤이 (Sunday, 30 September 2018 16:52)


    지구에 존재해 주어서 감사합니다.

  • #49

    Michael (Saturday, 22 September 2018 08:55)

    I’ve somehow stumbled to your site from who I now know to be your husband’s reaction to my response to one of your posts on the Insight Timer community you host (breathe-in-that-was-a-helluva-long-string). I’m so happy! I’m also a trauma survivor and your daily quotes introduced me to Jeff Foster and the discovery of authenticity as an alternative to dissociative spirituality. Yay!

  • #48

    Carter (Friday, 17 August 2018 04:24)

    Hello Verena,

    I finally got to your website. Wow! Your texts are so profound and full of meaning. Please know that you make a difference to me and to so many many people. Each writing from you that I share with friends is received with deep appreciation. Thank you for all you do for us.

    Blessings & Light,

  • #47

    Laurie (Thursday, 26 July 2018 15:09)

    Sweet Verena,

    I cannot get over how FAST you responded!! You must have thousands of emails, messages a day!!! I feel so special.. thank you.. and your response helps me so much... I’m keeping it for always.. I know you’re told this every day... yet.. I’m so honored to have had your your personal light shine on me through your words to me and each day with your quotes... I sooooo wish I knew you in person!!!!! �✨��

  • #46

    Laurie Alsberg (Thursday, 26 July 2018 05:44)

    Hi Verena, thank you for your poignant quotes each day. Several of them have helped me feel stronger in my search to find my voice... and self..
    I was wondering is there anyway to ask you a question about Love? What it is and isn’t? I posted on Insight T. In relationships group... “Love Flys” re: my 22 year marriage. I’d so appreciate any insight, thoughts you may have. Thank you.. thank you for inspiring me to live authentically ✨

  • #45

    Jacob (Monday, 09 July 2018 04:12)

    Hi Verena,
    I just read Real Man and I Love You. Real man describes who I have been all along but in the last year have begun to fully realize again. I’m so sick of stupid cliches that insanity expects of men such as “real men don’t cry.” Any idea why that particular cliche has been put on us? Anyway, I am on my way to becoming real once again. I cry, I love passionately, I own my yes and my no. If you don’t like it that’s too bad! It has had a negative impact on my wife’s estimation of me but I’m not going back to insanity. If she doesn’t come around and learn to love and respect the real me then she will continue to miss out on truly seeing my beauty.

    Thanks for all you do. You are needed and beautiful.
    I love you too!

  • #44

    Dan (Tuesday, 19 June 2018 16:08)

    Just read your text titled Real Man, and instantly burst into tears... Men get so many signals & messages to be like that cliche and I wonder how many of us actually want to act that way. For me, the tough guy cliche never resonated with me so I never followed that path, but I watched how time & time again my guy friends would be rewarded by women for having that kind of persona. It’s all very confusing balancing our desire to be wanted & validated versus our desire to be true to ourselves. It’s nice to hear this message from a woman who seems to truly mean it. Thank you, this has urged me to find the courage to be more authenticity me, as the man that I am. �

  • #43

    Nana (Saturday, 09 June 2018 00:49)

    I knew you through IT App and then I visited your webpage. Thanks Verena for your daily words and for share your path. Your wisdom, your thoughts and words are blessing in my life. Greetings from Central America.

  • #42

    Roger (Thursday, 31 May 2018 10:54)

    Namasté Verena

    deine Homepage hab ich entdeckt durch das Meditations-App "Insight Timer".

    Sowie auch deine Seite dort. Danke dir für dein göttliches Sein, das Erinnern wer ich in Wirklichkeit bin, durch deine Einträge auf der Seite, wie auch auf deiner Homepage. Du bist eine Inspiration und eine gute Begleiterin für mich in dieser Phase. Ich erinnere mich immer mehr, wer ich in Wirklichkeit eigentlich bin. Alles löst sich auf. Wärme und Liebe strahlt aus mir aus. Es ist schön, alles verfliesst, wenn ich die Weisheiten, die Wahrheit, welche du postest in mein Herz aufnehme, und mein Verstand schaltet ab.

    Danke einfach für dein Sein. Danke für deine Begleitung.

    Grüsse aus Zürich


  • #41

    Antonio Ramírez (Sunday, 27 May 2018 12:37)


  • #40

    Danie K (Tuesday, 15 May 2018 17:54)

    Verena, thank you for expressing the reality of impersonal changing phenomenon that is the broad range of human emotion. My story sounds similar to yours and each day as I practice my meditation - sitted and whilst interacting with the others, I wake up more from the amnesia that was an inauthentic upbringing. The masses have been duped but we are all m, however painful, waking up together.

    Thank you for spreading true, holistic awareness.


  • #39

    Kimo (Thursday, 10 May 2018 18:42)

    Hi Verena,
    I came across what you submit on Insight Timer, which brought me to your website.
    You are an incredible old soul. Thank you for your writings and takes on why we are in this life.
    With gratitude and blessings,

  • #38

    Jae (Friday, 04 May 2018 04:27)

    Thank you for giving a clear illuminating voice to much of my thoughts in all that you share, Verena. Very very grateful to you for shining a light in the many shadowy areas tucked deeply within, areas which need to see the light of day in order to be set free and on the path to healing. Thank you Verena from the soul.

  • #37

    Gordon (Sunday, 08 April 2018 00:11)

    Hi Verena
    I'm amazed by your perspective on the purpose of life. It's inspiring and has opened up a whole new world of possibility and hope for me to explore.

    You write beautifully and from the heart. I wish you were in my life so that I could experience your positive energy every day. Thank you.

  • #36

    Donna D (Sunday, 01 April 2018 23:21)

    Thank you, Verena. Thank you for sharing beautiful writing and beautiful images from your beautiful heart mind soul being. Big love from me to you and all there is. �❤️���

  • #35

    Sarah (Sunday, 01 April 2018 00:10)

    Thank you for writing Beloved Inner Child. You have articulated something I’ve done and didn’t realise. I couldn’t figure out if I was forcing her to stay, or if she was refusing to leave me to be a woman. She has been so strong in me and is to this day. Your piece has helped me understand how to move forward. A very emotional read and just what I needed today. Thank you x

  • #34

    Tyrone (Friday, 23 February 2018 13:54)

    Very beautiful and can see the small shifts around you! The truths yiu speak open inner eyes and allow vision tonve regained. Very wonderful to find others like me, we are all not alone, wr just have to be reminded.

    With love, Tyrone

  • #33

    Kristen (Friday, 23 February 2018 04:30)

    Love your words. Thank you

  • #32

    Mallori (Wednesday, 31 January 2018 14:40)

    ThNk you so much, your toxic Parents text was very relatable.

  • #31

    Julie (Monday, 08 January 2018 11:44)

    Just read "My Commitment"--beautiful, thank you ��

  • #30

    David Caboz (Tuesday, 02 January 2018 06:57)

    Really love your websites content and it’s stretched all the way to Australia ��❤️
    Continue to share!!! ❤️

  • #29

    Julie (Monday, 01 January 2018 12:33)

    In "Letter to God," I appreciate how you are digging down deep into fear and bringing healing to it. �

  • #28

    Julie (Sunday, 31 December 2017 12:12)

    Did I dare to love? A wonderful question--thank you ❤️️

  • #27

    Matt (Friday, 29 December 2017 05:47)

    Thank you for doing what you do.

  • #26

    Julie (Wednesday, 27 December 2017)

    Truly beautiful, Verena. Thank you.

    Happy to know who we are!

  • #25

    Mike (Tuesday, 26 December 2017 13:08)

    Your Toxic Parents text is indescribably insightful, particularly paragraph 3.

    Thank you for shining your light in this world.