We love to hear from you!
You can also contact us via: firstname.lastname@example.org
Much love from us both
Verena & Alex
Verena (Tuesday, 12 November 2019 17:57)
REPLY to Julia:
You are welcome, Julia!
We are glad that you feel inspired and encouraged by this.
Yes, we all know this fear of rejection, but doesn't it feel so good to overcome it... : )
Much love from us both
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
Verena (Tuesday, 12 November 2019 09:47)
REPLY to WindDancer:
Thank you so much for your support and appreciation!
It touches us deeply. Members like you make this group such a special community.
And also a huge THANK YOU for the mail with the screenshots of your very clear message to the Insight Timer.
We received several of those solidary and heartwarming mails and they surely all contributed to the fact that Alex's account is finally restored now.
We just wrote another mail to the Insight Timer which you can read as an update in the section "Group".
Let's see what happens now...
A big hug from us both!
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!
Verena (Monday, 11 November 2019 21:09)
REPLY to Paul:
Thank you for your support!
We really wish that all this needless chaos and drama ends soon and we can simply post our daily quote in a safe surrounding - wherever this is. It's a kind of stress and hassle that really has to
Sending you much love
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!
Verena (Monday, 11 November 2019 17:19)
REPLY to Kate:
Thank you so much for your kind words!
REPLY to Brian:
Thank you for your support.
We could answer a lot of different things now. But I think we said the most important ones already.
Ultimately the situation is very easy: don’t worry, like we said WE will never delete the group, so everyone can still find it and our website but we will stop posting the new daily quotes there
until Alex’s account is finally restored and we get a short but clear message if we are welcome in the app or not.
That should be possible, don’t you think? But the account is still not restored after three complete days and there is still JUST SILENCE.
You cannot not communicate.
The flimsy excuse and explanation after they deleted the group (and ONLY our group) some weeks ago was so ridiculous you wouldn’t believe it.
That’s why we are not tolerant and trustful anymore now.
Maybe we are simply too provocative and challenging for them, because the app itself follows VERY much the spiritual mainstream and doesn’t address the widespread and extremely damaging problem of
spiritual bypassing, which is one of our main themes.
We often post pretty raw quotes about themes like toxic parents, trauma, abuse, inner child, anger and so on and we want to know now if this is appreciated or at least tolerated by the developers. We
don’t stay in a surrounding where we are not welcome at all.
That’ s all. Not more and not less.
It’s their decision, not ours.
Thank you for standing behind us.
REPLY to Bobbi Jo:
Many thanks for your wonderful feedback.
It’s great to hear that you share so much of our stuff with others.
Yes, we are disappointed too. But no matter what happens we will make the best out of it.
And we are happy that you will be a part of this!
Thank you for your loyalty.
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.
Brian (Monday, 11 November 2019 15:58)
Dear Verana and Alex,
I also really appreciate your group, I read your daily post every day after I complete my morning meditation. I’m worried that you are coming to a cross road where you may decide to turn off the
group and only have it on the web. While I’d follow you down that path, I’d be sadden at the thought of the number of people who would’ve found your group and message, but could not.
While Insight Timer definitely owes you a response, I can’t help but imagine some of the things they are dealing with.
Concerning the use of profanity, there are certain “environments” that I’d like it to not be used it. Insight Timer isn’t one of them. One are environments that my toddler, who is just learning to
talk, is immersed in. For example his day care, I’d expect his teachers to not use them. Eventually I’d expect to teach him that there are words that he shouldn’t use in every environment he’s in.
Also areas where profanity is used a lot, I’d expect that they probably don’t want kids there. For example I imagine your forthcoming book isn’t targeted for a child. By the time my kid could use
insight timer (say age 5-7), I’d figure he’d know about profanity so therefore I am ok with it on there, but maybe there are more sensitive parents than me.
Another thing is IT is dealing with are 10.5 million people, all with different sensitivities that should be considered. It’d be impossible for them to check every post for improper speech (eg hate
speech). So I imagine they are relying on algorithms and people to report for content monitoring. I’d guess that one of those things flagged the tag line. Hopefully they have a robust, and reasonable
correction process when the report isn’t warranted. But the speed of it will depend on their funding and staff. Probably two thirds of the reports aren’t warranted, but they might be erring on the
safe side because the one third is. You guys experienced this within your own group and resulted in turning off the comment feature. If IM went all the way down that path they’d turn off all tag
lines, posts, groups, etc.
I don’t know which way they may fall. It seems ridiculous for them to say no profanity in tag lines, or even have groups state the ol’ “may contain explicit language”. Whatever they say, please
really consider their point of view, and what they have to deal with, before making your decision. What ever you decide I’m 100% behind you.
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.
Verena (Monday, 11 November 2019 14:23)
REPLY to Michael:
Thank you so much for your encouragement and support, Michael! Love and peace to you!
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.
Verena (Monday, 11 November 2019 12:14)
REPLY to April:
Hey April, I think you misunderstood: Alex has no own group, it's all about our group "Remember who you are". His whole account has been banned.
Thanks for your support anyway.
April (Monday, 11 November 2019 12:03)
What is the name of Alex' group on Insight Timer? I'd like to join and advocate for his group!
David (Thursday, 07 November 2019 20:41)
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.
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.
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 is....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 �
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 !
WindDancer (Monday, 23 September 2019 14:28)
Really happy to see you back on Insight Timer! Love and gratitude for all you do! ❤️������
Suzanne (Monday, 23 September 2019 09:31)
Yayyyyy you’re back....:-)))
John Saul (Monday, 23 September 2019 06:06)
I am disappointed that the Insight Timer organization would separate your wonderful gift to the world from those of us who greatly and consistently benefit from your love and energy. Please keep us
informed of any progress toward restoration of the group. I will contact the organization and communicate my disappointment.
John (Monday, 23 September 2019 05:20)
Very upset about the disappearance of the Group. As a long time follower I appreciate all your hard work and your insight. I have contacted Insight Timer to voice my concern. Hope for a return of
your wonderful group.
WindDancer (Sunday, 22 September 2019 21:47)
Verena & Alex, I would like an answer from Insight Timer too. “Remember who you are” on the Insight Timer App inspires me everyday! Thank you so much for all you do. The global community needs
more of your offerings. And you help me on my personal journey every single day. You are appreciated! Hope to see the group restored. I will be a visitor to your website. With gratitude, peace and
Clairone (Sunday, 22 September 2019 19:46)
Miss the quotes! I had just recommended you to someone just a few days ago, too.! Glad to hear that you are doing okay. Thanks for all your support and hard work! Hope it's just a glitch! Best
regards to you both!
Emily Malate (Sunday, 22 September 2019 19:14)
Really miss your daily quotes on Insight Timer. Hope the group can be restored. I appreciate your life view and inspiration so much.
Lauren (Sunday, 22 September 2019 18:46)
Verena & Alex,
Thank you for the post here on your website regarding the mysterious disappearance of your "Remember who you are" group on Insight Timer!
For months it has been a morning ritual of mine to visit the daily quote before I get out of bed to start my day, and I was shocked to see the group not listed in my list of groups just now.
The first thing I did was search for the group, thinking that perhaps my membership was accidentally deleted. Upon discovering that the group was gone from the app altogether, I checked your website
and found your post, which comforted me. I'm so appreciative that you posted this so that we'd all know what's going on!
Next, as you suggest, I will try contacting Insight Timer.
Thank you again for this communication and for the beautiful work you do posting the enriching daily quotes. I hope that Insight Timer restores the group ASAP.
Lisa (Sunday, 22 September 2019 17:33)
Dear Alex and Verena,
I cannot believe that your group is deleted!
How terrible that you have no forum there anymore now to explain the members that it wasn't YOU who deleted it.
Many members surely do not find your profile or your website anymore. Maybe this is exactly what the Insight Timer wants...
That you simply disappear with all of your uncomfortable and inconvenient truths, how sad!
Maybe we should inform the other members of our group in the other main groups, so that they can support you too.
I love all that you are doing, also your beautiful website here.
The images with your quotes are just stunning!
Please be sure that we all support and appreciate you!
I will contact the support team right now...
Best wishes and THANK YOU!
James (Sunday, 22 September 2019 16:09)
Good morning Alex and Verena,
I too am dismayed! Your daily bits of clarity have been my mainstay for the last three years! I feel a hole in my life right now! I was so glad that I did do a couple of screen pics of some of the
quotes so that I could find my way to your website! I will check in when I can, but would love to see your group restored to Insight Timer. I work in a teaching profession - my current job works with
many students who have ongoing adverse childhood experiences, and I too, have my own ACEs that I continue to work through. Your nuggets have sustained my own journey! For whatever it is worth, thank
you for all you do and know that with you, I have been able to keep moving forward! Peace!
Verena (Sunday, 22 September 2019 15:53)
Thank you all so much, also for the many supportive mails!!!
Yes, it would be very helpful if you would all reach out to Insight Timer, too.
We still got absolutely no explanation from them what's going on.
Very sad and like Suzanne said totally unacceptable if they simply deleted it... : (
Claudette Evans (Sunday, 22 September 2019 15:40)
So sorry to see or not see the group this morning. It has been a balm for my heart and mind. Pl ease let us know if we should reach out to Insight Timer to assist with the restoration of the
Suzanne (Sunday, 22 September 2019 15:37)
Dear Verena and Alex
I am a big fan of you both and everything you stand for. I too share the same authentic, spiritual path as you do. I check in with the group daily, and was also shocked to see the group missing. I
read your message on your website this morning and then emailed insight timer support myself. I just received a standard reply saying “they’ll get back to me once this has been fixed.”
I want you to know that even though I love the app, you have my full support if the group has been deleted, it would be totally unacceptable, underhand behaviour by insight timer.
Best wishes and a massive thank you, for all that you do.
Chris (Sunday, 22 September 2019 13:57)
Hey Verena and Alex,
your group and the thought-provoking and wise quotes have been a very much appreciated part of my daily meditation practice during the last year. It has been a very dark period in my life and your
quotes have helped me through so many days. Thank you so much! You are wonderful people!
If the Insight Timer deleted the group without any message or explanation, I will cancel my membership and not use this app anymore, because I wouldn't want to meditate in such an atmosphere of
pseudo-positivity, inauthenticity, and narrow-mindedness.
I really hope the group will be restored again.
It was the most nourishing part of this app.
But I think if they didn't tell you yet that it has been a technical problem, then the only explanation is that they have deleted it and don't have the balls to communicate openly about it.
Sending you much love and support!
Tish Oakley (Tuesday, 30 July 2019)
You are AMAZING!! I love your daily quotes on Insight Timer; I always go to you after my morning Reiki session. Sometimes it makes me laugh out loud, and sometimes it makes me sob. Thank you, thank
you, thank you � Namaste.
Jessica (Saturday, 27 July 2019 15:56)
Dear Verena and Alex, I just want to say:
thank you, thank you, thank you for all that you do!!!
Michael Cooper (Thursday, 13 June 2019 16:26)
After a long break I took the time to get caught up and figured out what happened. While I am so sad it came to this, I understand that you both are "only human" and not invincible to the toxicity
and violence of the shamers, blames, and holders of bypassing. I feel sickened at the thought of how these suffering souls have harassed and stalked you and tried to poison the well of life and truth
that you have provided for us. I have been so impressed with your tenderness and generosity in responding to me and acknowledging me. I felt I had found friends and home, but in an empowering way.
Your guidance through these quotes resonated with the voice of others like Jeff Foster, and my own inner Child who has been trying to guide me all along by making me feel vaguely uncomfortable around
that which sounds true but only distances us from our truth, the truth that cannot be inactivated by pretending it doesn't exist. You both have been mentors and guides to me, and I credit you with
awakening me to the truth, which serves as the "drum head over my chakras", discerning, filtering, attenuating the distortions from the underlying wisdom. This has kept me from going under in a sea
of guilt and repression, and from throwing the spiritual baby out with dirty bath water in a giant "fuck you" to spirituality altogether. Your message of authenticity is my north star and my
gratitude and love toward you would be impossible to overstate. I hope somehow to keep in touch, if it is meant to be and, at the same time, I have deepest respect for your need for privacy and
safety, and your courage to live your life together in integrity. Know that you have my love and desire for your fullest healing. Thank you so much for being the voice of sanity calling us to come
home to ourselves.
Adrian (Tuesday, 04 June 2019 12:33)
Dear Verena & Alex,
I wish to thank you with all my heart for the service and time you give in helping others on their healing journeys and mine included, the time you give to putting up quotes on Insight Timer have
helped me more than you can possibly now right now, some mornings when it has literally been an internal train wreck with pain, hurt, fear, desire, anger amongst so much more than can go on within my
internal world on any given moment/day, your posts have been there and given me the strength and courage to continue getting on out of bed and showing up for myself or on some days to stay in bed and
to comfort and nurture myself and in all of that to continue on the healing path from past trauma, childhood abuse, drug addiction, suicide attempts, the list of trauma is long and the magical thing
is i'm healing from it all bit by bit and moment by moment & learning to be real and authentic in it "To be a real person" as you quoted yesterday.
I have remembered who I am in this also and that I am an elder soul who has a story to tell soon with the hope that others can learn and benefit from what they read or hear.
I send love, appreciation & gratitude
Lawna Gamble (Monday, 27 May 2019 12:51)
While I mediated daily, I check group messages randomly. I always smile that the posts here are applicable to the very circumstance in which I find myself at the time. Your heartfelt influence for
authentic and unapologetic healing is radiant. I appreciate what you’ve done via Insight for it has influenced my trusting the process of living out loud.
Eileen (Monday, 20 May 2019 18:24)
Thank you both. I read the response you directed me to and cried. For the authenticity,for the pain and hassle of being stalked and criticized, for the commitment to continued healing. I share these
values and sometimes feel very alone on this path. I greatly relate and appreciate you sharing your simple lifestyle when not in the world.
I recently retired from 36 years as a medical provider, the last 30 in alcohol and drug abuse treatment work. My empathic nature was validated by patients. Now i do not have that source of
validation, although the quiet and recovery from caregiver burnout working in a state run system is absolutely necessary for my own healing. I dance and compete in ballroom, also do not involve
myself in social media platforms, and do not currently have a partner. I share all of this b/c i have found this group a source of companionship in a very real and meaningful way for me. I do silent
meditation retreats with Jac OKeefe, my spiritual teacher/ friend of 10 years. I am renewed at these retreats, but since retiring can afford to go to only one per year.
Just feels good to be able to express my truth as it is currently, to both of you, and know it will be heard.
Much much love to you both. I honor our paths in this life and am grateful they have crossed, even if virtually. ���
Eileen (Sunday, 19 May 2019 23:13)
Hi Verena and Alex
I read the posts in the group on insight timer every day even if i miss meditating that day.
I wonder if there is a reason the discussion/ ability to respond has been disabled?
It is perfectly fine either way for me. Just noticed it.
Much much love and appreciation fir what you share every single day. ���
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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
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.
email@example.com (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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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...email@example.com
Uzma Khan (Friday, 03 February 2017 13:03)
Love to see you here, we stay connected!
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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 :)