Words echoing in my heart.

May 19, 2020

I grew up in a traditional, Christian family where prayer was a part of our religious practice. Over the years my relationship with faith and religion has changed.


Nowadays I see myself more as a spiritual person than as a religious person.


One of the people who inspired me a lot on my spiritual journey was Saint Francis. At some point I also got introduced to the prayer of Saint Francis. 


It is called the Peace Prayer. There is one sentence in this prayer that keeps echoing in my heart.


I shot a new Tuesday video for you where I share my reflections with you and how I use it in my everyday life.



Once you’ve had a chance to watch it, I’d love to hear from you.


What  is YOUR inspirational quote, affirmation, prayer or meditation that helps you to live consciously?  That informs your choices . That informs how you are with other people and how you do business. That informs how you live and lead your life. Leave a comment below and let me know.



  1. Nathalie says:

    Thank you Alex for your message. I love it ! I’m jewish. Nature and torah are my 2 main strengths. I love to read the paracha ( weekly part of the torah) every week. It inspires me a lot !
    And when i face difficult moments / situations i told to myself: “Everything is for good”. I also remember this sentence in hebrew : “אין עוד מלבדו” or “there are not but him” : this feeling that there is a higher & good power gives me confidence in life !

    1. Alex Verlek says:

      Thanks for sharing what gives you confidence Nathalie. I’m grateful you added words that inspire and comfort you!

  2. Patti Martin says:

    Hi Alex! I am really enjoying and appreciating your Tuesday blog/ video – thank you. I love “inspirational quotes” but do not have a very favourite. One that I often think about is a version of Be, Do, Have: “First say to yourself what you would BE and then do what you have to do” Epictitus. Other wisdoms include self inquiry – is it true, is it kind? And at this time, “Our life is what our thoughts make it” Marcus Aurelius.

    1. Alex Verlek says:

      Thank you Patti for adding words of wisdom that inspire you!🙏

  3. Abeer says:

    Hi Alex! Thank you for sharing your thoughts. 2 things were brought to my mind here: 1st is “moving from religious to spiritual”: At this stage of my life,I am moving towards religion .Reading Quran as words of God. And reflecting into what I am reading and having my own interpretations .It brings me a sense of peace and harmony surrendering to a Power great and majestic.But I am noticing that I am avoiding communicating this with others as religious (I guess Word religious these days refers to rigidity and fixed mindset).And instead,using the word spiritual. Is this the voice of a saboteur(The Avoider) or is it the voice of my inner-leader (The Wise)?? I am activating curiosity, compassion …..to explore it…….
    2ed is “ instrument of peace”. This resonates a lot with my beliefs, which is that we are here in this life to be God’s instrument in spreading all the good things, Love , Compassion, Mercy, Wisdom… which bring us , all humans , together as ONE and WHOLE.

    1. Alex Verlek says:

      Abeer, thank you for your contribution!
      I am so grateful that words of wisdom from different religious backgrounds have their place here.
      It fills my heart with hope. Hope that different religions and a variety of spiritual treasures can co-exist peacefully next to each other. Even more: that these so called ‘differences’ unite instead of divide.

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