“The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.” – John Locke The more we learn about the world in which we live, the more we tear that which holds us back from truly experiencing life to the fullest for what it is: a gift.
“Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry. ” – Jack Kerouac I came across this quote from the great Beat Poet of the 50s Jack Kerouac and what struck me first was the final call to “don’t be sorry.” How often do we apologize to others for things we really don’t need to be
Planetwalk’s core mission is the development and coordination of a global network of Planetwalkers. Planetwalk will sponsor walks nationally and internationally with the purpose of promoting environmental education and responsibility and a vision of world peace and cooperation. Planetwalk is modeled on Dr. John Francis’s worldwide pilgrimage that works to transcend cultural, social and political
“Enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth.” – Adyashanti Truth is like light. When are living in truth, saturated by its fruit of goodness, compassion, peace and enjoyment, all else naturally fades away like dispersing illusions.
What if you didn’t say a word for 17 years? What if you’d walked across North and South America, without speaking? What kind of perspective would that give you about life? How much wisdom would you have to share with our world? John Francis is a man who can respond to those questions, and now
The country of Spain has ordered all citizens to stay home except to buy food, go to work, seek medical care or help others in need. Spain is effectively shutting down the country for 15 days: largely banning people free movement; every shop other than pharmacies and food supermarkets closed. Government may close roads. Private
It may well be said that we are always communicating something. Whether verbally, through our body language, or even with our thoughts, communication is something happening all the time and unless we have completely abandoned humanity and wandered to a cave away from all people (which sounds tempting at times), we can’t escape communication. But
“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” – Thich Nhat Hanh Our minds can be dominated by thoughts of past and future, regrets and anxieties and fear. Walking in itself has tremendous benefits for reducing stress. It’s an activity that in essence calls us to become present with what we are
Dear Mr. Bezos, The CEO of your company, Whole Foods, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, wrote in a letter to employees: “Team Members who have a medical emergency or death in their immediate family can receive donated PTO hours, not only from Team Members in their own location, but also from Team Members
What is it that inspires us to worry? What are the issues you worry about? Are they things you have some level of control over or can take action about; or are they things you have no control over at all? On the surface it might seem like the reasonable choice to worry about life