Dan Millman – Three Short Stories
We were very fortunate to be able to capture a window of time with the Delightful Dan during his book tour for the Four Purposes of Life, whilst in London.
Dan recorded stories for younger children and perhaps also for those of us pretending to be grown up.
“I told three stories, ‘A Little Mischief’, ‘Putting the World Together’ and ‘A Successful Failure’. These stories brought different qualities to my life — humour, wisdom and inspiration, and encouragement, in that order. I collect stories. Not sure when I first heard or wrote down the three stories I told (in my own words). Some years ago, I think.”
Dan was born in the United States on 22 February 1946. He is a former world champion athlete, author of thirteen books, including Secret of the Peaceful Warrior and The Quest for the Crystal Castle for children. Much of Dan’s time is devoted to writing and speaking.
He lives in Northern California,
“ My wife, Joy, and I have been married over 36 years with three grown up daughters and two grandsons so far…. We have had budgies, a canary, a turtle, rats, a gerbil, and of course numerous dogs and cats. No dragons, walruses, or elephants yet… currently, only some eccentric but amusing fish.”
Dan shared some his current and early delights in life …
“As a boy I loved to climb ropes and trees, swing on the bars and hang upside down, throw Frisbees and play sports. I was born anew when I discovered a trampoline at summer camp when I was ten years old. Eight years later I won the first World Trampoline Championships in London, England. (Now it is an Olympic sport).”
“Trampolining was an early delight….
I also delighted in practicing magic tricks and sleight-of-hand, and learned to play some favourite songs on the guitar. I also enjoyed judo, karate, and other martial arts over the years.”
“Collecting quotations has been another delight, and over the past 30 years I’ve collected nearly a thousand pages of quotations — so it becomes extremely difficult to select one!”
“I have always picked role models whose qualities I wanted to try on, like a suit of clothes, to see if they fit me. But I hesitate to name any specific people, because I would leave out so many others…”
The impact of stories …
Dan says that he would love to see this project include stories from all cultures, faiths and nations. We asked what stories he most enjoys hearing?
“Any that have humor, inspiration, encouragement.”
Who is your favourite storyteller?
“Whoever I happen to listen to at any given time.”
If you could choose two storytellers …. dream come true … one female and one male … to tell you a story, who would they be?
“My Grandmother and Leo Tolstoy.”
Dan’s Wish for the project of A Thousand Grandparents & Bed Time Stories and for the Stories that he has shared …
“That it reach out to many. That each of the stories I shared touches and uplifts many people, young and old. ”
Let’s Tell a Better World Story
The Delight Makers first project, A Thousand Grandparents & Bed Time Stories, is designed as a Gift of Love for the World’s Children. It is an opportunity for young people to experience wisdom and inspiration from many sources, and to validate all cultures and peoples of the world as keepers of treasure for the unfolding spirit of humanity.
A short introduction about “A Thousand Grandparents & Bedtime Stories” by Samantha
(Founder of The Delightmakers)
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