My first book SPIRITUAL AUDACITY: Six Disciplines of Human Flourishing took twenty months to go from concept through eleven drafts to published author. It has been on the market for about seven months now and seems to have found its audience, exceeding my admittedly modest expectations. But before it was even published i had the genesis for my second book.
Over the last eighteen months Spiritual Pilgrim: Mystic Journeys of Pilgrimage has gone through thirteen drafts. Today I sent the final manuscript to my publisher for proofing and interior design with a planned launch date of September 2018. Hurrah! Having spent 18 months reflecting, remembering, dreaming, and writing about spiritual pilgrimages, it feels like time for me to go into the mystic once again and embrace the divine mystery on its own terms.
I’ve just scheduled my Uber to pick me up in twelve hours and take me to Logan airport to embark on a pilgrimage to Nepal and Bhutan. We will begin by visiting the Swayambhunath and Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath temples in Kathmandu. Then off to the rural parts of Nepal before flying on to Thimphu, Bhutan to study and reflect upon Tantric Buddhism. I have been planning trip for almost a year, and it feels good to finally be underway, especially having just finished the manuscript for my second book. May blessings abound for all sentient beings.