How does one prepare for a spiritual pilgrimage to India?
I’m supposed to be writing about India—and all I can think of is how I don’t know what to write and therefore I couldn’t possibly write one blog post, let alone an entire book about my journey to India. I feel stuck.
How does one prepare for the supposed life-changing experience that is India? Better yet, how does one put it to words? And how does an ordained Southern Baptist minister find herself married to a Hindu from rural North Carolina and traveling the 7,732 miles to a strange world for her honeymoon?
If you’re me, you start with a list (or two of them):
- The dreaded plane ride (Ugh)
- Getting sick (Dehli Belly and the like)
- The smells (I’ve been warned)
- Quiet time for prayer, meditation, and writing
- Bright colors
- Children, monkeys, and cows
- Deities and a religious world I’ve hardly experienced
So, here I am, nearly one month away from seeing life so differently and praying for the grace to write about it.
2 thoughts on “India”
What do you expect to be transformational about India? Where are you now and in what way would you like to be transformed?
Thanks for the challenging questions–ones I'd like to answer in another India post. Stay tuned …