Unlike other walks, this is not a money-raiser. Rather, you will make the world richer by giving your commitment to practice values, and character-building. You may also be motivated to serve your community through volunteer work, or by donating blood, or by visiting the elderly or feeding the needy, or just striving to be an exemplary citizen.Mahatma Gandhi said: “Be the change you want to see in the world.” Your contribution is not monetary, but a pledge or commitment to practice one value of your choice, and walk under the unifying theme of the five universal human values, that is, Truth, Right Conduct, Love, Nonviolence, and Peace.These values encapsulate the teachings of Sashay Say Baba who is the inspiration behind the Walk, and can easily be communicated to the wider community whilst respecting the differences in religions, cultures and lifestyles. Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations said, “People of different religions and cultures live side by side in almost every part of the world, and most of us have overlapping identities which unite us with very different groups. … We can thrive in our own tradition, even as we learn from others, and come to respect their teachings.”
TRUTH: curiosity, equality, honesty, integrity, intuition, memory, quest for knowledge, reason, self-analysis, self-awareness, self-knowledge, spirit of inquiry, synthesis, truthfulness, understanding
RIGHT CONDUCT: cleanliness, courage, dependability, duty, endurance, ethics, gratitude, goal setting, healthy living, helpfulness, initiative, leadership, obedience, patience, perseverance, proper use of time, protection, resourcefulness, respect, responsibility, sacrifice, self-confidence
LOVE: caring, compassion, dedication, devotion, friendship, forgiveness, generosity, helping, consideration, kindness, patience, sharing, sincerity, sympathy, tolerance
NONVIOLENCE: appreciation, appreciation of other cultures and religions, brotherhood, citizenship, concern for all life, cooperation, equality, fellow feeling, loyalty, minimum, natural awareness, respect for property, service, social justice, unity, universal love, unwillingness to hurt
PEACE: attention, calm, concentration, contentment, dignity, discipline, focus, happiness, humility, individualism, inner silence, optimism, satisfaction, self-acceptance, self-confidence, self-control, self-discipline, self-respect
The fun is scheduled to start at 9am. The program ends around 1pm.
To sign up for the event, email Coach Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also email Coach Michael with your questions.
You can learn more about the walk at http://www.walkforvaluesusa.org