Follow Your Heart
Author Sergio Bambaren shares how a dolphin inspired him to remember his dreams and live life to the fullest.
BY: Jill V. Mangino
Author Sergio Bambaren's enchanting and heartwarming tale, The Dolphin: Story of a Dreamer (Hay House), inspires us to follow our hearts and live our dreams!
Based on the true story of his personal encounter with a lonely dolphin, he shares the wisdom and insight he gained from leaving a lucrative career and spending a month in Portugal with a real-life dolphin he affectionately named Daniel Alexander.
In the same spirit of the classic "Jonathan Livingston Seagull," the book offers simple wisdom and insight for overcoming your fears and limitations to live the life of your dreams. As the author puts it, “When we listen to our heart and follow our dreams, we will be guided on a magical journey towards our destiny.” He shared his inspiration for writing the book with Beliefnet.
What inspired you to write “The Dolphin: Story of a Dreamer”?
I wrote “The Dolphin” due to a personal crisis I had while living in Australia. I was living a life that lack purpose, even though I was a very “successful” man in the eyes of my peers, I made a 180-degree change in my lifestyle, and went in search of the true purpose of my life. Close to the ocean, where I always feel my best, I experienced a catharsis that finally turned into a short novel called “The Dolphin.” Once I finished writing it, I felt I had become again the person I had always been: a true dreamer.
Is it true you gave up a lucrative career to follow your dreams?
Yes. That was the personal crisis I was talking about. I was a very successful general manager of a well-known U.K company, but no matter how many major business deals I closed, my spiritual life was in ruins. So, after many years, while closing a business deal with some Asian entrepreneurs in a hotel in Singapore, I heard the voice of my heart: “Either you leave this golden cage you have locked yourself in now, or you will never again be able to live the life you always wanted to live." So I ran to the business office of the hotel and sent a fax to my office headquarters to let them know I was quitting my job.
The Dolphin: Story of a Dreamer
|The Dolphin: Story of a Dreamer|
By Sergio S. Bambaren