With the time we spent together, I realized that B is one of those who had the real life epiphany, “I don’t want to work my life away, but I want to be happy.”
B was a contracting supervisor for fifteen years until he realized that this was not his dream. His dream is to build a nice hotel in Chitwan for his visiting friends and new friends to enjoy. B says his life is now carefree and he enjoys it. B interchanges between a couple pairs of clothes, he takes bike rides and walks at his leisure, eats the same dal bhat or vegetable curry each day, and spends a lot of time just relaxing. He is not tied to a corporate job and he feels a sense of relief and freedom.
In terms of the situation in Nepal, B speaks about the lack of education in Nepal and the disempowerment of women. B says the government is corrupt like India. There is not an interest in improving the structure and system to provide better education and opportunities for Nepalese. I address my concern with the lack of education as I can notice this problem when speaking with children and locals. Some have difficulty forming sentences, verbalizing their feelings/concerns, and repetition of ideas/thoughts, and poor listening. It is definitely concerning for me to observe and witness.
As I sit and listen to B, I think about the time I spent with my guru. My guru has a dream. He has a dream to build an ashram for his followers: an ashram with a yoga studio, a meditation hall, and designated temple areas in a peaceful desert area near the holy ghats.
Hearing these two speak of their purpose, I sit and ponder what I can do to help two of my favorite people. Help does not come in a materialistic, financial way rather it comes from persistence, creativity/innovation, and empowerment. Like clients, I help my Guru and B brainstorm on how to take action towards this plan. Actions speak louder than words. With every creation, things come together step by step and day by day. Creating a list each day of one of two things to accomplish toward your dream, verbalizing your dream to others to gain a feeling of support, and most importantly-effective time management.
Both of them are just talking about their dream and not spending efficient time working towards accomplishing it. “A little less conversation and a little more action.” This can apply to them and this can also apply to myself. We all have dreams, but are YOU making your dreams a reality?