Yesterday I told you that I was reading a book called, “The Dolphin – Story of a Dreamer”, by Sergio Bambaren, recommended to me by Dieter Onken on LinkedIn.
It’s a short book, quickly read, but with profound ideas are reverberating in my head. The short description is that it’s about following your dreams, and that you’re never too old to do it.
I’m at a happy place in my own life. My husband and I are retired. We make metal decorations for our mailbox, some stained glass pieces, and metal yard ‘critters’ out of scrap metal. I enjoy making mosaics, as well as painting things for sale on ArtFire. We can shape most of our days the way we want now, choosing what we would like to do. Our health is pretty good for old folks. I enjoy working in my greenhouse and my garden, plus growing flowers in the brick planters we have around the house. I love to read, write on this blog, communicate with friends, and learn new things. I enjoy experimenting and playing in my art room. The ‘Golden Years’ personified.
The book was almost like talking to our son when he was home for three weeks at Christmas time this year. We had some pretty serious discussions, he and I, while my husband was elsewhere, about what was important. Many of these talks resulted in some tears and a lot of super hugs.
The bottom line was that he told me he is living his dream. He doesn’t care about having ‘things.’ (Although he DOES love to try to make music and needs several things in order to do that.) :0) He makes money, but gives a lot of it to charities he has carefully researched. He loves the freedom money brings to be able to do things he considers important.
The biggest part of his life now is meditation. He tried to explain to me the contentment and peace it brings him. How he has now grown to the point he is at a whole different level. He is now in Nepal at a meditation center where he is meditating 16 hours a day and learning from a teacher there.
He wants others to know the inner joy he feels. He is talking about making YouTube videos in English, where he can guide people to what he has found, using analogies young people will understand. He feels this is his purpose.
Reading The Dolphin brought me back to how full his heart is. It was as if he were speaking to me through the book.
I hope that you will find this book interesting, too.