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Made big decisions often, make big mistakes too.
In every case, I've lived a varied life, leapt into every experience and lived without fear.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Met lots of amazing people already.
Music, Movies, and Books
Kurt Vonnegut, Richard Brautigan, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Tom Robbins,
Salman Rushdie, Will Self, Herman Hesse, Joseph Heller, John Steinbeck,
George Orwell, Charles Bukowski, Goethe, Knut Hamsun, Franz Kafka,
Haruki Murakami, Nikos Konstanzanakis (never could spell his name), Gregory David Roberts, Douglas Adams, Roald Dahl, Aldous Huxley, Albert Camus,
Reading Ayn Rand now
Henry Ford, Werner Hertzhog, Martin Scorsese, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Wim Wenders, Akira Kurosowa, Abbas Kirostami, Park Chan-Wook, David Lynch, Clint Eastwood, Harry Dean Stanton, Sam Peckinpah, Gus Van Zant, Jim Jarmusch, Steve mcqueen, Charles Bronson, Haruki Murukami, Studio Gibli, Lars Von Trier, Jean-Luc Goddard,
Ductails, The Slits, Julian Lynch, Cluster, Brian Eno, Phillip Glass, Steve Reich, The Specials, Ry Cooder, Townes Van Zant, Anthology of American Folk music, Kenny Rodgers, The Fugees, Tribe called quest, Wu-Tang, Dr Dre, Snoop Dog, The Twerps, Tim Buckley, Van Morrison, Fela Kuti, Ali Meketho, Victor Olayia, The Minutemen, Roland S Howard, Nick Cave,
Birthday Party, Randy Newman, Gary Numan, Human League, D.A.F, CAN, Ali Farka Toure, The Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers,
Very old music at the moment
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Left behind a small outback town.
Left school at 13
Discovered music & art for myself
Supported a partner on a full-time wage at age 14
Left behind slightly larger outback towns
Became a top cook at a famous fine dining restaurant
Gave up cooking, because it started to make me hate what I loved (cooking)
Became a bartender
Managed a 800 capacity bar
Learnt to meditate
Stopped all drugs
Trained to be a meditation teacher
Left the outback completely (Australia)
Trained as a meditation teacher all over the world
3 years later became earliest teacher to be ordained in a 5000 year old meditation practice
Settled in Europe
Started a business teaching meditation
Taught meditation privately to CEO's, artists and refugees
Writing this now
Teach, Learn, Share
I've run a small business and taught meditation full time for 4 Years.
If you didn't know how to meditate, but always wanted to try, I'm the guy for you.
Was a professional, trained, cook for 8 years, with a speciality in Asian food.
I know about marketing, writing, public speaking, websites, psychology, cooking, organisation, mindfulness and awareness techniques, leadership, a little about neuroscience and Sanskrit.
One of the biggest things I've learnt is that people have to ask to learn. Nobody likes a know it all, mostly people want to be listened to, not lectured to by people eager to prove themselves.
The best exchange is an honest understanding between two people - everything else is a positive addition.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Check out my website www.eddieveromeditation.com
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Austria, Denmark, England, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Germany, Indonesia