Category Archives: Philosophy



“Seeking happiness outside ourselves is like waiting for sunshine in a cave facing north.”

Tibetan proverb


Travel to find the beautiful

Tree - Bodensee

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything but they make the most of everything.

Sam Cawthorn

Travelling alone

Sting was on our program of the Paleo Festival in Nyon, Switzerland, yesterday. No matter how often you see Sting in concert, it is always magic.

As an extra we could see Passenger before. So there we were in the pouring rain, our naked feet in the mud and there stands this guy alone on stage with his guitar and is enchanting the public with musical poetry. He made our evening and he made my day today despite my lack of sleep.

Passenger did not sing this one yesterday night but you just have to hear it:

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No looking back


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“You know you are on the right path if looking back does not interest you anymore.”

True religion

DalaiCharlie Hebdo’s cartoons, Easter, an invitation to a christening, religion based conflicts world-wide, heated exchange about religion with a teenager. Questions about religion have been keeping me busy lately. And not only me.

Religion has always been and will always be a big global topic. Unfortunately it does not only bring us the inner and outer peace we are longing for. But the fault does not lay with the religions themselves but due to pure human stupidity and narrow-mindedness.

Maybe if we all converted to the  religion of a great, much admired human being, the world could finally become a better one:

“My true religion is kindness”

Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso)


Very personal blog entry


This is a very personal blog entry with which I want to thank someone very special for simply existing.

Life might not be easy for you these days. But there have always been ups and downs over the years and after a down there has always been an up. The following quote  could have been yours, but it is from a fellow musician. This is what you have repeated again and again and which makes you what you are today, better than you used to be.

Maybe it can be useful for anyone else out there:

Your past is not your potential
I’m learning who you’ve been ain’t who you’ve got to be…
I ain’t as good as I’m gonna get but I’m better than I used to be.

Tim McGraw