“Caution to the Wind” is all about an adventure, an epic 15-month sailing voyage from New Zealand to England. During this voyage I was very fortunate to be able to visit and explore many foreign lands, with diversity in cultures, religions and architecture. I must say, what an amazing experience!
I recall many of the cruising people would meet up to exchange books, which proved to be a blessing when out at sea for many days and nights, at a time. Our longest voyage between countries was 19 days, without seeing or touching land. During these times one questions the meaning of life, ones purpose, religion, cultures, anything and everything.
"A picture of me in Hampi, India, travelling across the river with "Swami G" to visit a Temple on the other side of the river"
When we finally arrived in Sri Lanka, I took a flight to India, where I backpacked for a month around the southern part, whilst awaiting for the winds to be in a favourable direction to Sail up the Red Sea.
I purchased a incredible book called the “Tibetan Book of Living and Dying,” by Sogyal Rinpoche, packed full of inspiration, knowledge and wisdom. I would like to share with you the following excerpt from this book, which fits amazingly well with my book “Decrypto: Unlock Your Life Journey”.
"Just as clouds can be shifted by a strong gust of wind to reveal the shining sun and wide-open sky so, under certain special circumstances, some inspiration may uncover for us glimpses of this nature of mind. These glimpses have many depths and degrees, but each of them will bring some light of understanding, meaning, and freedom."
Rinpoche, Sogyal. The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. Random House UK ltd., London, 1992