WALK ACROSS THE WORLD is a worldwide coordinated program bringing
spiritual and community leaders, children and adults into global
collaboration to 'Walk for Tolerance & Understanding’. Walker’s
distances will be logged throughout the year to culminate annually
on October 2nd. Our goal is to have the combined total distance
covered on all the walks in a year’s time equal the circumference
of our Earth, some 24,800 miles.
One especially fun part of the Living Wellness mission is educating
children. In the tradition of great naturalists like, Thoreau and
Emerson, great humanitarians such as Mahatma Gandhi and Martin
Luther King, we encourage all who walk to take conscious steps upon
the living earth. Many inner-city children have been limited in
their interaction with Nature, so the Living Wellness walks provide
a special opportunity for them to commune with the great outdoors
and appreciate life itself from a whole new perspective.
We encourage children, young people and adults to share about their
special walks in writing and on video by posting their work on
livingwellness.com and having them blog about their most moving
experiences. We look together at all the important traditions of
walks in many different cultures the world over, such as the El
Camino de Santiago pilgrimage through Spain, the ‘Walk-Abouts’ of
Australian Aboriginals, the sacred temple walks of ancient Japan,
and the Bhuto movement journey, the Nature Hike, the ‘On Walden
Pond’ naturalist walk, the many walks for many worthwhile causes,
green walk, and Earthday walks, even to Health and Sports style
Walkathons and Olympic Speed-walking.
What style of walk will you try? -…maybe one from another culture?
Walk and share your story; add in your mileage! Walk with your
friends and community in common purpose for a higher cause. Make
new walking friends in different countries, exchange your stories
and videos on livingwellness.com Ultimately, our Walks together
create an expanded awareness of global unity, cultural
understanding and mutual respect.