Dolphins are famous for their tight knit social groups, called pods. They are masters of building unbreakable bonds, and they want us to know that we can do it, too. There’s a saying I love: “Dolphins don’t do anything alone.” They not only survive, but they thrive in their dangerous ocean home because they have built relationships that ensure every pod mate’s safety and well being.
Dolphins live in pods, or groups made up of family and close friends. Every dolphin within each pod cares for each other as they would care for themselves. Friends watch each other’s babies when mom or dad hunts, isn’t feeling well, or just flat out needs a break. Pod mates work together to hunt for food so everyone always has enough to eat. When predators lurk, the pod has a strategic plan in place to protect its most vulnerable members, such as the sick, injured, or young.
The Dolphins have practical wisdom to help us heal the relationships that trouble us, whether they are current or happened in the past. Our Dolphin friends can teach us how to use better communication skills, be more compassionate, set loving but healthy boundaries, find common ground to rebuild from, and so much more.
We owe it to ourselves and those we’ve invited into our lives to have relationships that take us higher instead of bringing us down. And there’s no one more qualified than the Dolphins to teach us how to do just that.