We recently watched a documentary on George Harrison directed by Martin Scorsese. I loved learning about his interest in Indian spirituality – I’m now playing his song My Sweet Lord constantly- halleluah merging into hare krishna – brilliant!
Another song I have discovered is “If you don’t know were you are going, any road will take you there”. It struck a chord as we had just being talking about how best to approach the trip. When thinking about our desired itinerary – Singapore, Kuala Lumpar, Burma, China, Mongolia, Siberia, Russia, Scandanavia, Eastern Europe, Middle East, India, Africa – it is kind of overwhelming – particularly as sometimes we have fairly differing opinions on exactly where, when and how the trip will unfold. Roberto said he is just going to think of it one step at a time – we are going to Singapore. I think this is a good idea. It made me think of how I do my yoga practice – thinking about one asana at a time.
A certain amount of planning for this trip is required – visas mainly – we just got our Burma visa and the China one will be ready before we leave on March 1. But being flexible to adapt to the circumtances and change our plans if necessary will also be important. So while we think we know where we are going, do we really? Who knows if our planned itinerary will unfold in the way we imagined it. So maybe it’s better to keep the imagining to a minimum! Or as Roberto said…we know where we are going…we just don’t know how yet!