Walking to Japan: A Memoir by Carolyn Affleck YoungsWalking to Japan: A Memoir by Carolyn Affleck Youngs

Walking to Japan: A Memoir

byCarolyn Affleck Youngs, Derek Youngs

Paperback | October 26, 2016

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Born in an air raid, Derek Youngs was thrown into the harsh reality of humanity's dark side with his first breaths. No wonder he became a peace pilgrim.


His dream to walk to Japan took him throughout the world, trekking over 25,000 kilometres, facing danger, not knowing where he would sleep or find his next meal. He became known as the Peacewalker, gaining international attention.


Youngs came to believe that peace is a process rather than a destination, beginning with the individual in relationship to self, then others, then the planet. For him, letting go—of attachments, of power, his own ideals, and even relationships—was key.  His focus shifted from the external to the internal, and peace became a mantra, not a manifesto.


Part memoir, part collection of parables, Walking to Japan shines with simple wisdom, humour, and love.

Title:Walking to Japan: A MemoirFormat:PaperbackDimensions:412 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.84 inPublished:October 26, 2016Publisher:Carolyn Affleck YoungsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1773022733

ISBN - 13:9781773022734