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
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.
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
David (Tuesday, 07 May 2019 19:38)
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.
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!
Verena (Sunday, 28 April 2019 23:37)
You are welcome, Simon.
Many thanks for your support!
Liebe Grüße von uns beiden nach Köln... : )
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.
Verena (Saturday, 27 April 2019 15:55)
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
Thanks for your wonderful wishes!
A big hug from us both
Verena & Alex
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
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.
Verena (Wednesday, 24 April 2019 19:04)
many thanks for your confirming message!
It's just wonderful to support each other on this path.
Lots of love and best wishes
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
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
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!
Verena (Wednesday, 24 April 2019 08:48)
Thank you for the love and appreciation in your words, Jae!
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.
Verena (Tuesday, 23 April 2019 22:55)
You are welcome, Kimo!
Thank you for your nice comment and support!
Kimo (Tuesday, 23 April 2019 21:28)
Just read your posted letter.
You are both awesome and thank you for everything.
Blessings and Good Thoughts
Verena (Tuesday, 23 April 2019 14:51)
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
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.
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.
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.
firstname.lastname@example.org (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.
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!
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
김윤이 (Sunday, 30 September 2018 16:52)
지구에 존재해 주어서 감사합니다.
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!
Carter (Friday, 17 August 2018 04:24)
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,
Laurie (Thursday, 26 July 2018 15:09)
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
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 ✨
Jacob (Monday, 09 July 2018 04:12)
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!
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. �
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
Roger (Thursday, 31 May 2018 10:54)
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
Antonio Ramírez (Sunday, 27 May 2018 12:37)
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
Thank you for spreading true, holistic awareness.
Kimo (Thursday, 10 May 2018 18:42)
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,
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.
Gordon (Sunday, 08 April 2018 00:11)
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.
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. �❤️���
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
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
Kristen (Friday, 23 February 2018 04:30)
Love your words. Thank you
Mallori (Wednesday, 31 January 2018 14:40)
ThNk you so much, your toxic Parents text was very relatable.
Julie (Monday, 08 January 2018 11:44)
Just read "My Commitment"--beautiful, thank you ��
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!!! ❤️
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. �
Julie (Sunday, 31 December 2017 12:12)
Did I dare to love? A wonderful question--thank you ❤️️
Matt (Friday, 29 December 2017 05:47)
Thank you for doing what you do.
Julie (Wednesday, 27 December 2017)
Truly beautiful, Verena. Thank you.
Happy to know who we are!
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.
Richard Marks (Tuesday, 28 November 2017 19:27)
Thank you so much for your daily stream of wisdom filled inspiration. I was just on your website and was very touched by your dedication to honoring and being vulnerable to ones deepest feelings and
the jewels of truth they offer.
With much gratitude and appreciation for your beautiful heart, soul and being which is truly a gift to anyone that has the great good fortune to be touched by your words, your wisdom and your
With warmest aloha,
Greg R (Wednesday, 04 October 2017 07:43)
So thankful for the internet, the mechanism which has allowed me to begin finding my soul family. I'm so thankful for you and for putting out your beautiful energy and wisdom into the world. Thank
John Saul (Saturday, 23 September 2017 20:47)
Oops, sorry. Here is Lindsay's contact info:
she's driving from München to Berlin soon. Maybe meet her for mittagsessen or so. Wonderful person she is!
John Saul (Saturday, 23 September 2017 20:35)
Hi Verena. I hope you had a good Summer.
A friend of mine is in Switzerland and Germany now for a few weeks. She is a documentary film-maker. She is interviewing people who are on spiritual journeys. Please let me know if you might be
interested in sharing your journey (or parts of it) for this film. If so, I will put you in contact with my friend Lindsay Kent of "Krenshaw Films." Or.. feel free to contact her directly. She is in
München right now and will be driving through to Berlin soon. You live in Kassel, correct? Tell her that you are virtual meditation buddies with me, John Saul. She will be happy to chat with you. She
does great work and is super sensitive and mindful. Schöne Grüße. John
mine is: email@example.com
Laura (Friday, 22 September 2017 12:15)
Verena, I'm here to say a heartfelt thank you for the devotion you show in choosing and posting quotes every day on Insight Timer. They have been part of my day for over a year now (since Rumi!) and
it's time to say thanks. Your choices resonate so strongly with my own life that I know we are connected. And of course that's the point! Universal connection :) Deep gratitude and much love to you
Amal Benoit (Friday, 15 September 2017 11:35)
Just wanted to say that I love and appreciate your website and group on insight timer.
Do you have any other social media platforms like InstaGram?
Tom (Tuesday, 05 September 2017 12:14)
Thank you for sharing �
Joe (Tuesday, 20 June 2017 18:59)
Gratefully abiding in stillness beyond words!
Scott Granowski (Thursday, 15 June 2017 19:17)
OMG. What an amazing find! I cried and cried as I read your website. My journey has been really difficult and it feels so connecting to see someone who has traversed the same canyons. It is so
different than the narrative around me that I almost feel like I am making all this up - but your website helps confirm me in this journey. It IS real and it really was as bad as it seems. My pain is
not insanity, but the opposite. In the past months, I have said NO to my parents and YES to my inner heart child. For years, I have also deeply lived the false forgiveness you spoke of. Please
continue to share; it's a deep blessing to me.
Noell (Monday, 12 June 2017 20:56)
Verena, I am filled with an overwhelming YES when I connect with your words and your knowing. I am with you dear sister soul. Thank you for staying the path and being a way-shower for the
Marcelle (Monday, 01 May 2017 21:41)
I really enjoy your quotes on Insight Timer, and your writing on this Website is profound. Thank you for being who you are! I feel like you are part of my tribe.
Laura Dungan (Tuesday, 25 April 2017 15:03)
Verena - Just thought I'd share that I will be co-facilitating a retreat this weekend with the Center For Courage and Renewal in Kansas. We have what we call "Grace Notes" hanging all around the
room. We change them out daily. These "notes" are quotes and wisdoms from all kinds of amazing people. You helped me pull together so many new and precious inspirations from the InsightTimer group.
Am enjoying looking up each person and being introduced to a treasure trove of ordinary people putting out their essence into the world. Thank you for your daily discipline to share. - la
Tom (Tuesday, 11 April 2017 06:55)
A thoughtful meaningful perspective that resonates, affirms and frees the fundamental element of being ourselve. One self. Beautiful.
Uzma (Tuesday, 28 February 2017 03:32)
Your quotes inspire me, thank you!
Lani Yu (Monday, 06 February 2017 08:56)
I came here because you left the Rumi group. Thank for all the quotes you have shared and thank you for your courage to stand up to what you believe in.
Claudette Evans (Sunday, 05 February 2017 17:49)
So pleased to find this space for your expression. I too was one of you admirers in the Rumi group and am thrilled that I will continue to hear your voice. namo, namaha.
Peter Bronts (Saturday, 04 February 2017 09:01)
I was with you in the Rumi group for the last 1,5 year. I am honered you are standing up for all those believes and values that make our society human. I wonder how it would be possible to be
spiritual and closing your eyes for reality. Please let go your disappointment, because they who yelled at you they don't understand. Once everybody has to choose his stand. You are are truly
Bo (Saturday, 04 February 2017 06:47)
Verena, Hello. It seems I joined the Rumi group on the day you chose to leave! From what you wrote today and from what others have written about you departure it is my loss to have missed your
contribution there. On the other hand, can I loose what I never held? Interestingly I think yes I can. And, I feel others who don't know you at all will miss you and not know they miss you. My only
other though is that combined, those who know you and miss you there and those who do not know you and miss you ought not to be put there. Who are you turning over the space you held there to? Are
you not abdicating your position of influence to the ones who oppose your views? The light you hold up shines all around. I don't put a picture up of myself or of any thing. I don't know, perhaps a
good work of art would be suitable for the space of transformation or transcendence or self realization or unity consciousness. What is hat space we are there for? But, anyway, all images evoke some
response in everyone who sees it. It is a world of contrasts.
I'm glad I found you here. I'll read your musing and be better
for it I feel. Please, consider your calling not your fear or anger. There are not enough light workers yet. Thanks Dear One!
Uzma (Friday, 03 February 2017 14:45)
The Light is never diminished.
Glad to find your lion heart here.
Laura Dungan (Friday, 03 February 2017 14:16)
Verena - I have been in Rumi group with you for two years on insight timer. Followed most recent exchange.
My field is community organizing and social change has been my focus for 25 years. Came to meditation 4 years ago and have come home to myself through this avenue. Have been so troubled by the
meditation community ignoring the things going on around us. It hit me most after Ferguson murder of Freddie Grey...the continuation and acceleration of black lives lost.
A suggestion, what if there was a group started that shares Rumi but has clarity that these two worlds cannot be separated and that we must move from the Heart and into action? Have no idea what this
looks like, but wanted to contact you both with a nudge to think about this and to thank you so much for your presence in my life through the Rumi group.
Your decision is a good one...awakening comes in many forms and speaking the truth from your heart the way you did is a most terrible and wonderful swift sword.
Love to you...firstname.lastname@example.org
Uzma Khan (Friday, 03 February 2017 13:03)
Love to see you here, we stay connected!
Pedro E (Thursday, 02 February 2017)
sue (Monday, 30 January 2017 23:42)
Many blessings to you Verena. I'll be back! (found you via Insight Timer)
Philipp (Thursday, 12 January 2017 22:20)
What a lovely website!
Thought is the only thing that can disturb the contentment of the :)