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Amu Ehrich

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Overview

  • 96 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English, German, Spanish; learning English, Italian, Korean, Spanish
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • I'm nothing more than a drifter and ...
  • ...travel-educated...
  • From Germany: Westerland/Sylt - Wetter - Rüthen - Hannover
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To explore our beautiful world and meet interesting people to see, learn, understand and grow is my mission of life!!

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MORE ABOUT ME

Member at "HospitalityClub"
http://secure.hospitalityclub.org/hc/travel.php?cid=amu

Member at "Facebook"
https://www.facebook.com/amu.ehrich

Member at "last.fm"
http://www.lastfm.de/listen/user/amu28/personal

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PHILOSOPHY

* Live Your Dream! *

* Carpe Diem! *
(Horaz)

* Hopes are the wings of reality.*
(a little drifter)

* Every man is the architect of his own fortune. *
(a Roman proverb)

* To live is not merely to breathe: it is to act. *
(Jean-Jacques Rousseau)

* The world is ours! *
(a little drifter)

* Distrust is a sign of weakness. *
(Mahatma Gandhi)

* Movement is life. Without movement life is unthinkable. *
(Moshe Feldenkrais)

* No adventures without destitutions! *
(a little drifter & Christoph Leidig)

* Why is it the hardest thing in the world, to convince a bird that he is free, and that he can prove it for himself if he'd just spend a little time practicing? *
(Jonathan Livingston Seagull)

* The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. *
(Augustinus Aurelius)

* Don't go with the flow, nor fight against it. BE the flow and carve your own riverbed! *
(a little drifter)

* Those who give up their liberty for more security neither deserve liberty nor security. *
(Benjamin Franklin)

* People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances! The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them! *
(George Bernard Shaw)

* Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. *
(Andre Gide)

* I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move. *
(Robert Louis Stevenson)

* Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once. *
(Julius Caesar in Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar")

* Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. *
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

* Don't believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding, find out what you already know, and you'll see the way to fly. *
(Jonathan Livingston Seagull)

* God give me the serenity to accept what can not be changed, the courage to change what can be changed, and the wisdom to know the difference. *
(Reinhold Niebuhr)

* Dance, as though no one is watching,
Love, as though you’ve never been hurt before,
Sing, as though no one can hear you,
Work, as though you don’t need the money,
Live, as though heaven is on earth. *
(Dschalal ad-Din ar-Rumi)

* A thing is only impossible until someone does it. *
(Nathan Paul)

* Life is not a restaurant but a buffet, get up and serve yourself! *
(Dominique Glocheux)

* Don't tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have traveled! *
(Mohammed)

* Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday - you see? There is no "Someday"!
(Unknown)

* Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines! Sail away from the safe harbor! Catch the trade winds in your sails! Explore! Dream! Discover! *
(Mark Twain)

* Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it.
Impossible is not a fact. - It's an opinion.
Impossible is not a declaration. - It's a dare.
Impossible is potential.
Impossible is temporary.
Impossible is nothing! *
(Muhammad Ali)

* I don't worry
Whenever skies are gray above
Got a pocketful of rainbows
Got a heart full of love
[...] *
(Elvis Presley in "Got a pocketful of rainbows")

* Erlaubt ist alles was Spaß macht. *

* Der Weg ist das Ziel. *
(Konfuzius)

* Haben wir ein Leben! *
(ein kleiner bummler)

* Lebenszufriedenheit korreliert sehr stark positiv mit Flow. *
(Young-Dal You)

* Ich mach' mir die Welt, widde-widde-wie sie mir gefällt. *
(Pippi Langstrumpf)

* Das Glück wohnt in dem Menschen, der die Wahrheit sieht. *
(Sokrates)

* Klugheit betrachtet die Wege zur Glückseligkeit; Weisheit aber betrachtet den Inbegriff der Glückseligkeit selbst. *
(Thomas von Aquin)

* [...] dein sicherer Gang, deine wahren Gedichte,
deine heitere Würde, dein unerschütterliches Geschick.
Du hast der Fügung deine Stirn geboten.
HAST IHN NIE VERRATEN, DEINEN PLAN VOM GLÜCK - DEINEN PLAN VOM GLÜCK. [...] *
(Herbert Grönemeyer aus "Der Weg")

* [...] Komm bleib dir selber treu,
es gibt nichts zu bereu´n
nur die Dinge, die du hier versäumst.

Wenn nicht jetzt, wann dann?
Wenn nicht hier, sag mir wo und wann.
Wenn nicht du, wer sonst?
Es wird Zeit, nimm dein Glück selbst in die Hand!
[...] *
(Die Höhner aus "Wenn nicht jetzt, wann dann?")

* THRON ÜBER KONVENTION
DAS LEBEN KOMMT VON VORN
STEHST UNTER EINEM HELLEN STERN
EINEM HELLEN STERN
Verträum dich in deinem Traum
Verlaß dich auf Zeit und Raum
Du gehörst zum festen Kern

TROCKNE DIE TRÄNEN
ZIEH DEINE KREISE
DER STILLE WEG
FOLG DEM SONNENAUFGANG LEISE
TANZ DEN TANZ AUF DÜNNEM EIS

FORDER DAS GROßE GEFÜHL
DURCHQUER DEN HADES ZUM ZIEL
SURF AUF DEM SCHEITELPUNKT DES LICHTS
ERWARTE VIEL, LEBE FÜR DEN TRANSIT
ZWING DAS WAHRE GESCHICK
Ein Silberstreif am Horizont

STELL DIE UHR AUF NULL
WASCH DEN GLAUBEN IM REGEN
Die Sintflut ist verebbt
Die Sünden vergeben
KEIN ERSATZ - DEINE DROGE BIST DU, BIST DU

Es gibt viel zu verlieren, DU KANNST NUR GEWINNEN
GENUG IST ZUWENIG - ODER ES WIRD SO WIE ES WAR
STILLSTAND IST DER TOD, GEH VORAN, BLEIBT ALLES ANDERS
Der erste Stein fehlt in der Mauer
Der Durchbruch ist nah
[...] *
(Herbert Grönemeyer aus "Bleibt alles anders")

* La CLAVE
C onoce gente diferente que te abra la mente
L ee aquello que te ponga a volar
A siste a conferencias, seminarios, conciertos, etc
V iaja y metete en la salsa del lugar
E xperimenta actividades que te saquen de la zona de comfort *
(autor desconocido)

Interests

- LIVING
- TRAVELING
- Football
- Music
- Food

Music, Movies & Books

Music:
SOUL, Motown, Swing, Gospel, Puffmusik...specially: Lionel Richie, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, The Temptations, The O'Jays, The Bee Gees, Barry White, Wayne Newton, Michael Jackson, Phil Collins, Tracy Chapman, Gladys Night & The Pips, Aqualactica, and many more...

Movies:
"Bin-Jip" & "My Mother, the Mermaid" (corean movies), "The Dead Poet's Society", "Cashback", "The Quiet American", Bollywood movies

Books:
Atlas, "The Alchemist" (Paulo Coelho), "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" (Richard Bach), "FLOW - The Psychology of Optimal Experience" (Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

2002/2003 - overland trip to India: 8 1/2 months across Europe, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka & Nepal...and almost same way back

2008-2011 - trip to South America: 9 months travelling through Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia & Argentina and then back to Medellin/Colombia to live there for 2 more years

2009/Oct - Atlantic crossing from Portugal to the British Virgin Islands: first on a 42' and later on a 62' feet catamaran

2013-2014 - 3 months journey to Southeast Asia: Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Thailand

Teach, Learn, Share

- Low Budget Traveling
- Hitchhiking

...and there are some short but inspiring stories I'd like to share with you:

"The Ghosts of September" (in English)
http://www.allatsea.net/caribbean/the-ghosts-of-september

"Allegory of the Cave" by Plato (Wikipedia - 22 languages)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegory_of_the_Cave

"Jonathan Livingston Seagull" (in English - full text)
http://emrism.agni-age.net/english/seagull/seagull.htm

"Die Möwe Jonathan" (in German - Volltext)
http://emrism.agni-age.net/german/mowe/mowe.htm

"Juan Salvador Gaviota" (in Spanish - texto completo)
http://emrism.agni-age.net/spanish/gaviota/gaviota.htm

"Desiderata" by Max Ehrmann (in English)
http://www.deanita.de/lieder/desid3.htm

"Desiderata" by Max Ehrmann (in German)
http://www.humanistische-aktion.de/desidera.htm

"Desiderata" by Max Ehrmann (in Spanish)
http://www.temasespirituales.com/2010/06/el-desiderata

"Steps" by Hermann Hesse (in English)
http://mindmastery.wordpress.com/2007/02/17/hermann-hesse-steps-stufen

"Stufen" by Hermann Hesse (in German)
http://www.gedichte.vu/?stufen.html

"Der Geschmack des Lebens" (in German)
http://www.carp.de/berichte/sonstiges/347-der-geschmack-des-lebens.html

"Der Palast der Großen Kunst oder Ich Übe aber Es Spielt" (in German)
http://www.es-spielt.de/Palast.pdf

"Augenblicke" (in German)
http://laecheln.wordpress.com/2009/07/25/wenn-ich-mein-leben-noch-einmal-leben-konnte-jorge-luis-borges/

"Arme Leute" (in German)
http://www.lichtkreis.at/html/Gedankenwelten/Weise_Geschichten/arme_leute.htm

Countries I've Visited

Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Iran, Italy, Laos, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Virgin Islands, British

Countries I've Lived In

Colombia, Germany, Switzerland

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