WALKING CONNECTS YOU TO THE EARTH
Besides the clear health benefits in circulation, breathing, dopamine release to lighten your mood and gentle low impact exercise, walking provides time to think, to meditate and to step out of the rapid pace of modern life, out of the box of windscreen, TV screen, computer screen and handheld screen. When walking becomes a way of life the benefits amplify. Moving at an ultimately ‘human’ pace results in a witnessing of the world in magnificent detail, meeting people along the way, noticing beauty. When I began to go ‘walkingourworld’ it was for Balance, Peace and Freedom – big concepts to provide a simple solution for a world gone mad. BALANCE with the environment by minimising the use of vehicles and stepping more gently; PEACE with each other by putting myself into the hands and hearts of people right where they live; FREEDOM to move from place to place, cross borders, see the sights that others miss in their rush to get somewhere. The surprising thing is that more than 9,000 kilometres of walking has delivered me personal balance as my two legs work in balanced unity; peace as my world has slowed to a pace where stress has ceased to exist; freedom by living an extraordinary life, free of the possessions and responsibilities that once tied me to a security that I have learned is an illusion.