As you may know, today is the two year anniversary of MyPeace.TV :). THANK you to each of you for joining and being part of this movement to co-create a happier, healthier and more peaceful world through media. We are well over 4100 members from all over the globe, and soo many wonderful stories have been shared. Because of a recommendation from one of our members, Lynda Cole, I recently did some research about a remarkable man, John Francis (aka PlanetWalker). The short version of his story goes like this:
"After witnessing the devastation caused by a 1971 oil spill in San Francisco Bay, he stopped riding in motorized vehicles, a vow which lasted 22 years from 1972 until 1994. From 1973 until 1990, he also spent 17 years voluntarily silent. During this time he earned a Ph.D. in land management and traveled extensively, walking across the entire width of the lower 48 states of the USA as well as walking to South America."
There is much more to his story (including his fantastic work as a teacher), and when I contacted him to let him know I want to spread the word about his work, he kindly responded and suggested I share this video: http://mypeace.tv/video/john-francis-i-walk-the-earth
Very powerful.. Very inspiring... Enjoy!
With Love and Gratitude, Yaron and The MyPeace.TV Team
"Why should there be hunger and deprivation in any land, in any city, at any table, when man has the resources and the scientific know-how to provide all mankind with the basic necessities of life?" ~Martin Luther King, Jr.