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 Johnny Appleseed walk of service to Nature, the ‘On Walden Pond’ poetic naturalist appreciation walk, the many walks for many worthwhile causes, and 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.