Thank you all for your beautiful messages!


This website is a safe space for people who want to heal by allowing and integrating their true feelings.

It's free from (spiritual) bypassing, double-bind messages,

and platitudes.


You can also contact us via email:


Many thanks and much love

Verena & Alex

Comments: 134
  • #134

    Verena & Alex (Saturday, 21 March 2020 23:45)

    Liebe Mirjam,

    wir haben uns über deine Nachricht sehr gefreut!
    Wir finden es super, wenn auch unsere deutschsprachigen Besucher sich hier mitteilen. Uns geht es selber auch oft so, dass wir es schwierig finden, bestimmte Dinge auf Englisch auszudrücken, also kein Problem... : )
    Da du ja aber geschriebenes Englisch gut verstehst, antworten wir dir auf Englisch, so dass alle Leser es verstehen:

    We are glad to hear that you resonated with our message about the Coronavirus yesterday. It isn't easy to find the right words for this at the moment - no matter in which language. It's such a two-sided phenomenon with so many different aspects.

    Yes, the themes "spiritual bypassing" and "false forgiveness" are also quite relevant now in this challenging time. It can be a nasty trap now to forget all of our healthy boundaries just because we are afraid of loneliness and loss.
    We will select some quotes about these aspects too.

    So wonderful to hear that you read our quotes and listen to our guided meditations at the beginning of nearly every day - it's so lovely to be connected in this way with people from all over the world.
    We will soon record some more meditations, also with Alex's voice. Well, we will surely have enough time the next weeks or months... ; )

    It's a pleasure to serve other people, especially those who also suffer from complex trauma, with what we have learned and still learn on our own healing journey.
    It’s so nice of you to ask if you can support our work with a donation.
    Some people already asked this, but we never really thought about it.
    But well, we will have zero income in our job for the next weeks or months, because we cannot do it from home office, but always work with a lot of clients. This feels scary, of course, like for so many other self-employed people.
    We want to keep this website and our offerings free for everyone, but maybe we should think about the possibility of creating a donation button for people who wish to express their appreciation in this way.
    We put a lot of time, energy and love into this website, so yes, why not receiving something back on this level, maybe we should open ourselves up for this now.
    We will see...

    Much love from us both, stay healthy and safe, too! ❤️

    Verena & Alex

  • #133

    Mirjam (Saturday, 21 March 2020 16:37)

    Lieber Alex, liebe Verena,
    nach eurer heutigen Nachricht zur Corona-Pandemie, die mich sehr berührt hat, "muss" ich euch einfach mal wieder eine Rückmeldung geben. Das ist etwas, was ich viel zu selten mache, da mir das Formulieren auf Englisch recht schwer fällt.
    Ich tue es daher jetzt einfach auf Deutsch:

    Ich möchte euch gerne sagen, wie dankbar ich für eure täglichen Impulse, aber auch für eure Kommentare und Stellungnahmen bin, vor allem was der Umgang mit spiritual bypassing und dem Thema "Verzeihen" angeht.
    Als ein Mensch mit "komplexen Traumafolgestörungen" zum einen und einer mehrjährigen Vergangenheit in einer "buddhistischen Gemeinschaft" zum anderen empfinde ich gerade eure gewählten Zitate und eure eigene klare Positionierung zu diesen Themen als ganz besonders wichtig und hilfreich.
    Ich lese eure Posts jeden Tag fast als erstes (lange Zeit bei Insight Timer, nun auf eurer eigenen Seite).
    Sie sind mir zu einem wichtigen Wegweiser, Gedankenanstoß geworden, noch viel mehr nun in den letzten Tagen, seitdem Corona so gravierende Auswirkungen auf unser aller Leben hat.
    Eure Meditationen habe ich mir gleich nach "Erscheinen" runtergeladen und höre sie fast täglich, sie sind etwas ganz Besonderes. Danke, dass ihr sie zum Download freigegeben habt, so kann ich sie auch offline hören und "spare" Datenvolumen (im Sinne der Umwelt).

    Ihr beiden leistet einen so wichtigen Beitrag für das Leben vieler Menschen , dafür ganz ganz herzlichen Dank.
    Falls ich diese Arbeit mit einem kleinen Beitrag finanziell unterstützen kann, lasst es mich bitte wissen.

    Von Herzen alles Gute für euch und bleibt gesund ��☀�,

  • #132

    Verena & Alex (Monday, 16 March 2020 20:44)

    Dear Vitorio, also known as Supertramp... ; )
    Thank you for your nice message!
    Yes, we are well and safe. Of course, we have fears like everyone, but we try to stay calm, trust and use this period for our inner growth.
    We all need time to adjust and process what's happening...
    May you be safe and healthy, too.
    Sending love to you

  • #131

    Vitorio (Supertramp) (Monday, 16 March 2020 15:33)

    Hello Verena and Alex,
    Stopping to appreciate your kindness and effort to search and select the right thing to say at every moment and touch the lives of so many of us. Hope you are well and safe in this spectacular storm we are going through. With gratitude. V

  • #130

    Verena & Alex (Saturday, 07 March 2020 16:47)

    Hey J-Rome, it's a pleasure.
    So nice to hear from you... : )
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  • #129

    Jerry Roselle. (J-Rome) (Saturday, 07 March 2020 14:35)

    Thank you for touching my soul with this morning’s quote. I thrive with you guys.

  • #128

    Verena & Alex (Friday, 06 March 2020 19:51)

    You are welcome, Chitra!
    Thank you for sharing your own experiences here.
    Yes, especially for people who heal from trauma this is so important.
    It seems to be paradox: Just being, doing "nothing", without shame, can create such a healing and empowering space.
    We know the quote that you have mentioned, it's great:

    "You are not lazy, unmotivated, or stuck.
    After years of living your life in survival mode,
    you are exhausted.

    There is a difference."

    (Nakeia Homer)

    Much love from us both

  • #127

    Chitra (Friday, 06 March 2020 18:09)

    Thank you for the quote on 7th March! when we're programmed to feel like our worth is in how much we "do" and what we achieve, allowing ourselves to just "be" and fall apart a little can be scary! But I'm learning. It's triggering a lot of shame. I just can't be the same robotic person I used to be. I'm realizing everything I ever did in my life was for survival. Like getting good grades. I read somewhere that there's a difference between being lazy and being exhausted because we were in survival mode for so long! Peace <3

  • #126

    Verena & Alex (Friday, 28 February 2020 10:05)

    Dear Bruna,
    we are glad that you resonate so deeply with this quote.
    We think it is such an important message.
    Platitudes like "Your parents always gave their best" or "You have to forgive in order to heal" are very damaging but widespread sentences (especially in the spiritual community) that delay and complicate every real healing journey.
    It's simply not true.
    We remember you from the Insight Timer-Group and we are very grateful for such wonderful long-time followers.
    Love from Germany!

  • #125

    Bruna Canabrava (Friday, 28 February 2020 03:42)

    Verena and Alex,
    Your February 28th quote deeply resonated in me. Thanks for sharing. It didn’t happen to me, but this kind of trauma has happened to people who are close and dear to me. I believe one day I’ll be able to help people as much as you do, and I’d like you to know that you’re a great influence on how I see my future self. Thank you once again. I’ve been following you since Insight timer, and I’m glad to be part of such a true community. Love from Brazil.

  • #124

    Verena & Alex (Wednesday, 26 February 2020 17:47)

    Dear Rachel,
    thank you for your wonderful feedback! I remember that you always called me the "Quotemaster" which made me laugh... ; )
    Yes, I had the same issues regarding my choice of quotes already in the Rumi-Group. That was one of the reasons I left the group and we created our own one, which was a fantastic decision in hindsight.
    Interestingly, we have absolutely no lecturing and hostile reactions to our website and quotes from all other sources, but only from visitors of the Insight Timer app, even if we also have so many wonderful visitors from there.
    But unfortunately the phenomenon of spiritual bypassing and the avoidance and repression of the dark aspects of life and our true feelings is widespread there and it’s the absolute opposite of everything that we stand for.
    "To rediscover your inner light, you have to go to the darkest place inside of you."
    That’s why we are happy to only post the direct link there and focus on our work here without all this negative and senseless distraction.
    Thank you for traveling with us for so many years, Rachel!
    Much love from us both

    Dear Blaise,
    many thanks for your beautiful message and your support!
    It's wonderful to be connected with like-minded people from all over the world via this website.
    Yes, we also still hope that the masses will awaken soon, it's really not much time left...
    Maybe someday there will be the legendary tipping point and everything changes quickly.
    We can't wait to experience this and we will give our best to contribute to it... : )
    Every tiny step, every single brave decision, and every speaking out of uncomfortable truths helps.
    Sending you much love and peace, brother!

  • #123

    Blaise Rastello (Wednesday, 26 February 2020 14:06)

    I love what you guys say and do. I am a 64 year old social worker who went back to school at 58 to earn my Masters and put up a fight against the evil forces of capitalism that appears to be winning. I know in my heart when the masses awaken from this nightmare there will be no stopping what happens and our debt and promise to the next generations will have been fulfilled. Keep up the great work you two, you are awesome Light workers that this world desperately needs. I hope you can feel all of the Love and Light I am sending your way. Blessings. Namaste. Your friend and brother Blaise �❤️�

  • #122

    Rachel (Wednesday, 26 February 2020 12:16)

    Verena, I have read and loved your quotes since IT Rumi, where you had the same opposition to your choice of quotes. My life journey has been the deeply enriched by the work that you and Alex do. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your sharing. ❣

  • #121

    Verena & Alex (Tuesday, 25 February 2020 18:43)

    Exactly, MIR! 100 % true.

  • #120

    MIR (Tuesday, 25 February 2020 17:17)

    Not reporting the perversion makes us complicit in it.
    Thank you for creating this space where unvealing the truth is possible.

  • #119

    Bill (Tuesday, 25 February 2020 13:54)

    Hello, yes I did read the post and my intention was not to make you so flabbergasted, just a simple comment. Maybe instead of saying the political comment "turned me off" I should of said I was "surprised" maybe that would have been more politically correct (HAHA humor). I guess we will have to agree to disagree because to me political points of view aren't part of spiritual bypassing, I want to feel all me feelings the "positive" along with the "negative". Anyway I love your site and look forward to more posts, if their political in nature I just won't read it. I've also been wanting to comment on the picture of the two of you on here for a while because it looks like there is so much love, it's awesome.

    Peace Bill.

  • #118

    Verena & Alex (Monday, 24 February 2020 20:25)

    Hello Bill,
    in case you visite our website again: you can read our answer under the section “Daily Quote“ from 25.02.2020.
    Verena & Alex

  • #117

    Bill (Monday, 24 February 2020 16:02)

    Verena & Alex,

    I have loved this site for quite a while now but the quote about Trump turned me off, and no I'm not a Trump supporter just don't want to come to this site and have it be political. Much love.....Bill

  • #116

    Maria (Monday, 10 February 2020 15:01)

    I love your meditations! They are so beautiful and relaxing!!
    Thank you so much for all that you do!

  • #115

    Jules (Monday, 10 February 2020 05:52)

    Thank you love your site!❣️��

  • #114

    MIR (Friday, 24 January 2020 08:46)

    Today's quote is the Quote.
    Thank you �� for making it available

  • #113

    Emma (Wednesday, 22 January 2020 18:32)

    I want to thank you for your I am enough - Meditation.
    I am going through a tough break-up at the moment, and your meditation helps me every day to become centered and love myself.
    I always search for such heartfelt and beautiful meditations, but they are not easy to find.
    Please share more of them ❤️❤️❤️
    Love, Emma

  • #112

    Jamie (Sunday, 19 January 2020 21:56)

    Hey there, you two!
    A friend of mine sent me the link to your website today.
    I just listened to your beautiful meditation, read some of your texts and scrolled through the images and I have to say: WOW! It's amazing!!!
    So much good stuff on one website, thank you for being real and for sharing your love and healing here.
    I wish you all the best for your personal journey!
    Greetings from New York

  • #111

    Eric (Saturday, 18 January 2020 17:41)

    Thank you Verena and Alex! I've followed your project for several years now and feeling the added layers of sincerity, compassion and groundedness through your voice and centering music brought an unexpected pouring of joyful and peaceful tears to my eyes.
    This graceful passion you courageously share with this world is so needed. As more and more souls are exposed to this profoundly healthy consciousness for healing, transformation and living of life on this plain, are so selflessly shared, I believe an new race consciousness will prevail to tip our relationship with the Devine to one of true health joy and prosperity!
    I hope you both continue with your souls passion and love and work!

  • #110

    Matthias (Saturday, 18 January 2020 17:01)

    Hello Verena & Alex,
    I just listened to your meditation, and I absolutely love it!
    Such a beautiful voice and energy! It was a very touching and healing experience. I have PTSD with very strong symptoms, and I felt so soothed and loved after it. I will listen to it now every day - as a part of my meditation practice.
    Did you ever think about recording a german version, too?
    This would be fantastic for all of your german followers : )
    Have a great weekend

  • #109

    Lucy (Friday, 10 January 2020 21:59)

    Thanks for taking the time to share these quotes each day. They are appreciated & enjoyed. I also love sharing the ones I feel may provide inspiration for friends/fam when they most need it. ✌

  • #108

    Anni (Thursday, 09 January 2020 09:53)

    Hi Verena and Alex!
    Thank you for the link. Im going to miss You on IT but i support Your decision.
    I would like to share with You the fact that while i have been following You on IT, I myself have joined a group of ACA in real life. This has really sparked my growth and helped me ressonate even more with Your quotes on inner child issues. Thank You both so much for theese lovely reminders! �
    I hope sharing this with us brings You as much healing and insight as it gives us.
    Peace and light from Denmark to Deuschland�

  • #107

    Aletta (Thursday, 02 January 2020 11:36)

    Hey Verena & Alex,
    Thank you for all that you share, both in the way of quotes and how you experience all that happens. Such a brave choice to use your own website as main forum, and completely in line with todays quote (which I love!), so hooray to you :). I'll be dropping by here often for inspiration and remembering.

    Good luck on your book for now! I'm also writing one, and decided just now to cap my phone time to leave more energy for it, so to me it feels a bit like we're buddies in this, even though we don't know each other directly. Hope this change brings you al the energy you hoped for!

    Love, Aletta

  • #106

    Jess (Wednesday, 01 January 2020 23:58)

    Greeting from Singapore and wishing you both a very happy new year. May the miracle of healings brings a journey of consciousness to us all. Deeply grateful for all you do with these wonderful quotes. Blessing gift for my soul. Thank you so much! Love, Jess

  • #105

    Dave (Wednesday, 01 January 2020 17:38)

    Happy New Year friends, FYI that direct link doesn't work for me. I have to go to your profile page and use the link from there.

  • #104

    Nana (Wednesday, 01 January 2020 15:59)

    Happy New Year Verena and Alex!!! Thanks for your daily quote and all your love.
    Greetings from Central America ��

  • #103

    Claudette (Wednesday, 01 January 2020 15:48)

    Hello and Happy New Year, Verena and Alex!
    Sending you wishes for peace, joy and abundance for the year ahead. I have been a proud follower of yours for many years and I will miss your voices in the app, but will look forward to taking time each week to visit your site. In the meantime, allow me to say thank you for the many years of inspiration, challenge, and for the invitation to look beyond the surface, and to seek the answers inside myself, as scary as that might have been.
    Blessings to you both,

  • #102

    David (Wednesday, 01 January 2020 15:22)

    Hi Verena and Alex,
    Wishing you a peaceful year to come. Inner peace and outer peace. A peace that can be achieved through battle, not a peace achieved through avoidance. I think that is the message you have been trying to convey through your quotes. I really appreciate the time you take to consistently find new quotes every day. You are a blessing.
    May you experience only all the very best,

  • #101

    Tish Oakley (Tuesday, 31 December 2019 13:47)

    Your quotes are inspirational & real. Thank you for shining the light, investing in the Universal oneness, allowing previously unhealthy energies to swirl into understanding, acceptance, and finally release. �Namaste� ��

  • #100

    Gav welsh dragon (Friday, 27 December 2019 10:55)

    Thanks for some of your amazing posts really appreciate them they got me in tears

  • #99

    Natalie (Wednesday, 25 December 2019 17:21)

    Seasons Greetings from Australia ❤️ �����‍♀️��

    You guy's Still rock my world! � x though less frequent since the pages changed...
    Personally, I dislike the new setup of Insight. It used to be easy. Daily. In the early hours when I woke up - flick to your Daily Insight, then play another sleep meditation and use your quotes as "mind-fuel", and remember to breathe too! My new ' sleep ritual' has been phenomenal, thanks, you so much for speaking up where some of us can't. This message alone has taken over 70 minutes to write to you. Bless you, I'm so grateful for our connection via the Universe.

    Seriously, No Pressure. ❤️ ��
    Complete Defrag required for the new year �
    Looking forward to feeling your positive energy across the grid,

    The synchronicity of your passages chosen this year, was out of this world, outta control, amazeballs. Really!

    Sending you both, Love and light, like you'd never known from a stranger! (Without being creepy)

    (First contact with a real human in 45 hours, verbal-diarrhoea)

    I feel my senses slowly coming back to me after a Long Haul. This is what you get.


    X ❤️�

  • #98

    Tom (Saturday, 21 December 2019 14:51)

    Thank you both for taking the time and energy to post quote each day. While mediation is a daily practice for me, reading the quotes helps me remember what I need to focus on, to truly be at pease with myself.

    Best to you both.

  • #97

    Nat (Saturday, 23 November 2019 17:58)

    You both, fucking Rock!! Your quotes are an integral part of my day, and have been since I found your group.

    Whether it was by accident, timing, Synchronicity, or the laws of attraction,
    I'm fairly positive that I wouldn't be here if I hadn't found you and specifically Remember Who You Are,
    At the darkest point in my life..

    Once, both of you responded to one if my comments. That alone was very special. You're both very special with amazing energy, that puts things into an (authentic) perspective.

    May *common sense* prevail.... (ffs!)

    *sadly, not so common any more...*

    Keep doing what you do best. They're probably jealous that you do better than themselves and bullshitting their way through life.

    Namaste � and bless you guys

  • #96

    Julia (Tuesday, 12 November 2019 13:16)

    Hey Alex and Verena, just want to thank you for sharing your communication with the Insight Timer here. The way you express your concerns so authentically and powerfully without being disrespectful is so inspiring for my own personal life.
    I always struggle with expressing myself and finding the right words, because I am too afraid of rejection.
    I cannot thank you enough for being such a good role model for me to become more courageous and stand up for my truth.
    Wishing you all the best

  • #95

    WindDancer (Tuesday, 12 November 2019 00:36)

    Hi Verena & Alex, I’ll be contacting insight timer support again. In solidarity I’ll be changing my profile on insight timer at least for the time being. If I get banned, I know I’ll find you here. I don’t get it and never will understand why both of you have found yourself in this situation. I love your fucking authenticity! Your contribution to the global community is needed, desired and incredibly fucking helpful. Peace and love to both of you. You inspire and are loved!

  • #94

    Paul (Monday, 11 November 2019 19:04)

    Hello Verena and Alex,
    Just wanted to let you know that I submitted a message of support to Insight Timer, which included a request that Alex's account be reinstated. I also addressed the "strong language" issue, which should not be an issue in the first place.
    Much peace and love!

  • #93

    Bobbi Jo Bennett (Monday, 11 November 2019 15:59)

    Alex & Verena,

    I had come to read the daily quotes on Insight Timer every single day upon waking. I cannot tell you how many of them were EXACTLY what I needed. I'm disappointed that IT cannot recognize the healing you share so that others may find their way as well. Especially when I thought that is what the app is for.

    I'm happy to know that you have this space for those of us who wish to continue following you. I appreciate everything you share. I have ordered books from the authors you quote. I have shared them with others. You are beautiful souls. Thank you for the love and healing you share. Thank you for keeping it real.

    In gratitude,
    Bobbi Jo�❤�

  • #92

    Kate (Monday, 11 November 2019 15:17)

    I just want to thank you for being YOU!
    Feel supported and loved. You deserve all the best.


  • #91

    Michael (Monday, 11 November 2019 13:44)

    You both are so fucking amazing!
    I just read your message to the Insight Timer and your courage and authenticity are so fucking inspiring!
    I love all of your quotes and enjoy reading them evry single day.
    The last Jeff Foster Quote for example was life-changing for me.
    I am really grateful for this.
    I will write a message to the Insight Timer now myself and express my discontent.

    Thank you!


  • #90

    David (Thursday, 07 November 2019 20:41)

    Hi Verena,

    When I first saw your very long post today I thought WTF.

    I came back to it later and read it and I felt very grateful that you were not afraid to post such a long quote.

    Every word resonated with me.

    Thank you for today’s post and thank you for all the past and hopefully future posts that you so kindly take the time to find and post.

    With much blessings.


  • #89

    Art (Friday, 01 November 2019 12:22)

    Verena & Alex,
    The best that I can put it is that your words speak to my heart, to the core of my authenticity. They are inspiring.
    I like to write, as I do often on Insight Timer. When I feel the motivation, the words just naturally flow because their source in the moment is from the very core of my authentic heart/self.
    The challenge is to live each day in accordance with my words. To the extent that I do so is the ultimate gift that I can give to myself and to the world.
    I don't want to short sell myself. I am making good progress in not only learning who I truly am, the unique authentic "Art", but living in accordance with that authentic Self, day by day.
    The question just arose "how would I describe my authentic self?". I shall answer that on Insight Timer.
    Thank you for both this internet site and also your insight timer postings.

  • #88

    Kim (Saturday, 12 October 2019 18:46)

    Verbena & Alex���

    I am grateful beyond any words for your presence in this world. For the work you do, the time, energy and effort it takes to offer your gifts and fierceness, to take the risks and create space for vulnerability and truth! What fucking amazing wholehearted human beings you are...
    I may go for a week or 2 and not check your group on Insight Timer and whenever I do open it up and make the time and space to sit with it, I am always, always moved blown away shifted and made raw in some new way...a space I’d forgotten might wake up...or a softening of some wound or fear might happen...
    Whatever it’s vital and a necessity...

    So I am extending thanks, gratitude, admiration from the bottom and depths of my heart and soul����

    Also want to speak to the turn of events that forced you to change the format of your insight timer community...that was horrible in ways I couldn’t have imagined, how you were treated and what you went through. I was completely dumbfounded and angered by what you described...but your awareness and discernment, your fierce, whole selves found a way...a way that was respectful and loving towards yourselves and also shared respect and compassion for each of us...those of us who were fed and nourished by your work! I was inspired and energized by your sharing when it all happened. Again, thank you for leading the lives you do...and for sharing them with us! With hugs and fierce tenderheartedness, Kim �

  • #87

    Patrick Leclercq (Saturday, 12 October 2019 11:08)

    Hi Verena, Hi Alex,
    The smartphone with which I followed your wild quotes was a professionnal tool. And since my fixed-term contract is ending soon, I am glad to find you here and to be able to thank you for the unsettling but reinvigorating refreshment these quotes were the conduct of.
    May we never settle into complacency, nor in self-loathing.
    May we live in an alert quietness.
    Be well !

  • #86

    WindDancer (Monday, 23 September 2019 14:28)

    Really happy to see you back on Insight Timer! Love and gratitude for all you do! ❤️������

  • #85

    Suzanne (Monday, 23 September 2019 09:31)

    Yayyyyy you’re back....:-)))