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Amy Williams

Burlington, VT, United States

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Overview

  • 5 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Japanese, Spanish
  • 31, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Artists, Dream Weaver, Healer, Plank...
  • Every moment is a gift!!
  • From Waterbury/Woodbury CT USA
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

"Leap and the net shall appear!"

ABOUT ME

A beautiful socializing light beam!

Find yourself a cup of tea; the teapot is behind you. Now tell me about hundreds of things. ~Saki

PHILOSOPHY

Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. ~Thich Nat Hahn

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. - Lao Tzu

Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you. - Hafiz

Every object, every being, is a jar full of delight. - Rumi

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I leave a trail of light wherever I go- kindnesses, serendipitous poetry, chalk drawings, tiny paintings, a clean shower, lasting memories <3

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I'm currently surfing the west coast! :D

Some cities I've surfed via my own friend networks : ) Bangor Maine Brooklyn New York Burlington Vermont Kingston Rhode Island Baltimore Maryland Hartford Connecticut (and many other magical New England locales!)

Interests

I flow from one moment to the next dancing with this dream within a dream. I dip my hands in the water and drink deeply. There is music inside of me, inside of this breath. It is moving inward and outward always shaping itself in the secret of my heart.

Music, Movies & Books

I live in a personal universe not so unlike somewhere Hayao Miyazaki would create. There are Totoro everywhere. and Kodomas!

I really love the songs that drift in with the morning wind, the sound of the ocean and pulse of the body.

Poetry: Khalil Gibran, Rumi, Hafiz, Ocatavio Paz, Louis Gluck, Mary Oliver Books: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry One Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukuoka The Prophet by Khalil Gibran The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu (translation by Stephen Mitchell) Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams Stardust by Neil Gaiman Snowcrash by Neil Stephenson Einstein's Dreams by Alan Lightman

Music: Sigur Rós, Múm, The Go! Team, Sufjan Stevens, Four Tet, Seu Jorge, Sweet Mother Logic, Like Bells, Daft Punk, Architecture in Helsinki, The Pillows, Panda Bear, The Talking Heads, Animal Collective, The Beach Boys, Susumu Hirasawa Movies: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, The Place Promised in Our Early Days, Harold and Maude, The Life Aquatic, Waking Life, Tonari No Totoro, True Stories, Amélie, Mononoke Hime, Porco Rosso, Paprika, Panda! Go, Panda!, Kiki's Delivery Service, The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, The Cat Returns, Spirited Away, I Heart Huckabees, Howl's Moving Castle Anime: Haibane Renmei, Mushi Shi, FLCL, Cowboy Bebop, Avatar Airbender, Spice and Wolf, Serial Experiments Lain

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I have stitched together the songs of my desires to create the moment in which I am living - right-now! <3

I am an avid story teller - let's share some tea!

Teach, Learn, Share

Everything is a gift, a lesson, a moment, a dream, a dance!

I deeply love to encourage people's inherent gifts and put crayons back into the hands of those who think they can't draw. I want to learn to speak and write in Japanese. I want to learn to make fire without a fire source. I want to get to know the medicine plants of wherever I travel. I want to grow younger with every day.

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At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want. - Lao Tzu

"The alchemy of a changing life is the only truth." - Rumi

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” -Marianne Williamson

Countries I've Visited

Canada, Guatemala, Mexico, United States

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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