Walking: A Universal Doorway

“Walking is man’s best medicine.”


Throughout history and into our present day, all manner of individuals has embraced walking as vital to their existence. Beyond fulfilling a desire for exercise, it restores equanimity, it catalyzes creativity, it fosters contemplation; it connects us to nature. Mahatma Gandhi walked in non-violent protest; for Friedrich Nietzsche, walking liberated his thoughts; Charles Dickens’ London rambles immersed him in the life and energy of the city and its people; contemporary expert negotiator and mediator, William Ury, finds that his daily walks open his mind to endless possibilities.

The doorway is open. We only need to walk through it.

Great Reads:

“A Philosophy of Walking”

Frédéric Gros

“Wanderlust: A History of Walking”

Rebecca Solnit

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