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The course of one's life never unfolds quite as we imagine it would. While traveling to gain perspective on her life, Mony, a Lebanese-Canadian woman feels called to walk an ancient path known as the Way of the Soul. She wavers, allowing her fears to drown out her heart's yearning. Until 9/11. Fate orchestrates all the necessary preparations, including an unexpected companThe course of one's life never unfolds quite as we imagine it would. While traveling to gain perspective on her life, Mony, a Lebanese-Canadian woman feels called to walk an ancient path known as the Way of the Soul. She wavers, allowing her fears to drown out her heart's yearning. Until 9/11. Fate orchestrates all the necessary preparations, including an unexpected companion named Alberto, an Andalusian mystic whose ideas would challenge every preconceived notion Mony holds about peace, life and love. Their 13-month, 5000-kilometer odyssey across 13 countries would lead them physically to Jerusalem, but more importantly, to what was perhaps the intended destination all along: their true selves. This remarkable award-winning true story reminds us that it's never too late to listen to our hearts, that omens appear to guide us in our journeys, and that following both will lead us to realize our dreams and fulfill our destinies....

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ISBN : 9781614347101
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Number of Pages : 292 Pages
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Walking for Peace: An Inner Journey Reviews

  • Hend
    2019-03-08 05:05

    "whether one believed in God, Allah, the Universe, the Creator, or nothing at all, wasirrelevant so long as one’s actions demonstrated the universal beliefs of peace andbrotherhood"Mony and Alberto "walking" with an open heart from Rome to Jerusalem Joining churches, monasteries, spiritual centers. to ask for shelterfollowing the footsteps of St. Francis of AssisiI used to see him as one of the greatest saints whom I love and respect.One of the stories that was always told as an example of tolerance during the dark ages .Is his story with Malik-al-Kamil, the sultan of Egypt.St. Francis of Assisi’s initial goal was to convert the sultan to Christianity But although he didn’t succeed in his mission, the sultan was impressed and the saint was treated with great honor.And they were engaged in a meaningful and spiritual dialoguefreeing themselves from the imprisonment in the cage of judgmentsenlightened by what they have in common may be it was the first real civilized dialogue between Christians and Muslims. They were remembered by history.and their symbolic meeting. has inspired artists and writers .During their journey ,Mony and Alberto exuded energy that attracted different people from different cultures and backgrounds and touched them by their message of peace.strangers had become their greatest teachers.gifted by expanded vision and deeper understanding.Learning To forgive, To heal and to battle their fears and insecuritiesSearching for the purpose of life and their inner peace.They sometimes argue about whether their message should be publicOr a simply a private pilgrimage journey.fearing from being boastful or showing off,however doing it openly and announced would inspire others and encourage them.following a lot of signs and visions that guide them and give them the strength to continue their path."a ball of radiant loving energy that permeated the earth and every one of its inhabitants. I felt magnificent,connected to every living creature on this earth, and now desired to explore this form of healing even further."Accepting the eagle as her totem ,Mony was able to Fly Higher in spiritual ascending and lifts her out in a renewed life.this book was very inspiring to me, remembering a lot of memories that I shared with my Christian friends.It is not that difficult to respect or tolerate or accept the other." That in some way I feel Christian, but also Buddhist, Muslim, and Jewish because we all share the same intentions for peace and believe in a Higher Intelligence."this poem included in the book i really liked.“As you set out for Ithakahope the voyage is a long one,full of adventure, full of discovery.Laistrygonians and Cyclops,angry Poseideon - don’t be afraid of themyou’ll never find things like that on your wayas long as you keep your thoughts raised high,as long as a rare excitementstirs your spirit and your body.Laistrygonians and Cyclops,wild Poseidon - you won’t encounter themunless you bring them along inside your soul,unless your soul sets them up in front of you.Hope the voyage is a long one.May there be many a summer morning when,with what pleasure, what joy,you come into harbors seen for the first time;may you stop at Phoenician trading stationsto buy fine things,mother of pearl and coral, amber and ebony,sensual perfume of every kind—as many sensual perfumes as you can;and may you visit many Egyptian citiesto gather stores of knowledge from their scholars.Keep Ithaka always in your mind.Arriving there is what you are destined for.But do not hurry the journey at all.Better if it lasts for years,so you are old by the time you reach the island,wealthy with all you’ve gained on the way,not expecting Ithaka to make you rich.Ithaka gave you the marvelous journey.Without her you would not have set out.She has nothing left to give you now.And if you find her poor, Ithaka won’t have fooled you.Wise as you will have become, so full of experience,you will have understood by then what theseIthakas mean.”Constantine Cavafy.

  • Eoghan Odinsson
    2019-02-26 05:26

    Sometimes in life you get much more than you were expecting, rarely, but this book is a good example. I'll let others reviewers cover specific content, let me tell you how this book made me feel.I was looking forward to it after having some interaction with Mony & Alberto, and thought I would be reading a book about a pilgrimage, and I expected a sort of travel guide. Sounded great!But what I got was so much more. This is a true story and has everything you would expect in a Hollywood blockbuster. It's a book about rebellion, a book about noble pursuits, it has sadness, happiness, delight, death, romance and adventure.There is insight and depth in this book that touched me very deeply, and at times had me choking back a tear; not for sadness, but for the beauty of an experience and insight that was shared with me and resonated on a level I rarely feel.If you're looking for a book that's about a pilgrimage, then here it is. If you're looking for a book about self-discovery, love, anger, compassion, peace and conflict, then look no further.This book is an incredibly broad sampling of the human experience, and yet still manages to cut deeply into your soul while reading it.Eoghan Odinsson, Award Winning Author of Northern Wisdom: The Havamal, Tao of the Vikings

  • Sharon
    2019-03-12 00:06

    This book came to my attention during the Global eBook Awards ceremony, where it had a much-deserved win. While the authors could have taken the easy way out and written a travelogue about their walk from Rome to Jerusalem, they instead wrote frankly about the problems and blessings they encountered, as well as the metaphysical growth they underwent.I often found myself putting my eReader down for a time in order to examine not only what had just happened in the book, but also my emotional reactions to it. What Mony and Alberto learned along the way had a great deal to do with human interconnectedness and the need to overcome prejudice ... something I find myself talking about (sadly, sometimes in vain) with people in my circle, and something to which I am reminded that I still occasionally fall prey myself.In any event, the two friends begin this lengthy walk at a time when both of them are free to travel for as long as they want or are able to do, and they find themselves challenged not only by weather, border crossings and religious belief but also by one another as their relationship deepens.This is a beautiful, spiritual book that also happens to contain some of the most lovely travel writing I've ever had the pleasure of reading. Highly recommended.

  • Larry D.C.
    2019-03-10 05:23

    Walking for Peace is the story of an inspirational non-religious pilgrimage undertaken by two friends, Mony and Alberto, who seek to promote peace in the world by walking from Rome to Jerusalem. Along their way, they discover that their trek takes on a life of its own and offers a variety of unanticipated lessons about life and human nature. I was pulled right into their journey and felt like I was walking right alongside them, experiencing the broad ranges of physical and emotional challenges they suffered. Yet their stories of the generous and kind responses from the locals they meet present the brighter side of humanity. I found them very uplifting and I was often moved to tears. Walking for Peace is an authentic narrative written with stark honesty and displays the courage that is forged on such a journey that reveals the commonality of human experience. I highly recommend it.

  • Carolina Varela
    2019-03-05 05:14

    Espero que Mony y Alberto puedan leer esto :D“Caminando por la paz. Un camino interior” es un libro escrito por Mony Dojeiji, con la colaboración de Alberto Agraso. Ella, canadiense de origen libanés y él, español, nos narran a través de este libro su travesía física y espiritual desde Roma hasta Jerusalén, con el firme propósito de encontrar y llevar la paz a Tierra Santa y alrededores. Narrado en primera persona, en la voz de Mony, con un ritmo constante, entretenido, pero sobre todo cercano, “Caminando por la paz…” es más que un libro de autoayuda o un simple relato de viajes. Personalmente me cautivó como les dije antes, ya que las situaciones, reflexiones, sentimientos y emociones que se detallan en él, son capaces de llegarte al alma con tanta facilidad y te hacen tanto sentido, que una termina por darse cuenta de muchas cosas, entre ellas: que no estás sola y que la forma de encontrar respuestas a tus problemas de verdad está en tu interior.Mi experiencia personal respecto a temas de espiritualidad y autoconocimiento ha sido bien variado. Soy católica por bautismo (y por confirmación también cofcof), protestante del lado paterno (tengo un tío pastor incluso), he leído parte del libro de los Mormones, he leído también libros que reparten los Testigos de Jehová y hablado con ellos al respecto, he hecho cursos sobre judaísmo, orientalismo, cultura árabe, budismo, etc. Un sinfín de cosas. Por eso a veces me autodenomino “hereje”. Pero más que eso, esto responde a una búsqueda constante de mi misión en esta vida. Lo mismo que muchos se preguntan, y que llevó también a Mony y a Alberto a emprender este viaje.No se trata de una travesía inventada para explicar una filosofía de vida o espiritual, sino un testimonio real, con situaciones reales, que llevan a lector a identificarse muchas veces con los portadores de esta misión tan noble, como es caminar por la paz. Yo sentí que fue más allá de un simple libro de autoayuda, porque en él están puestos los miedos y las alegrías de ambos, los cambios de opinión, las dudas, etc. Es decir, no es un libro que de partida te diga qué debes y qué no debes hacer, y cuyo mensaje creo que les llegará a todos de forma distinta, pero siempre de la manera correcta. Incluso si no son muy cercanos a este tipo de libros, pueden leerlo fácilmente como una novela de iniciación, un relato de viajes, incluso como la travesía de un héroe, de esas donde el protagonista debe bajar hasta el más profundo de su propio infierno para mirar alrededor y darse cuenta de lo que le hace falta para volver a la superficie.¡Tantos elogios! Dirán. Algo malo tendrá que tener. Pues la verdad, no. La historia no tiene grandes ambiciones literarias y por lo mismo es fácil de leer, de comprender y de congeniar con sus protagonistas. La he disfrutado muchísimo, me ha llegado al corazón y siento que a muchos podría interesarle.De verdad, un libro muy completo, lleno de enseñanzas, de reflexiones, pero también de momentos muy humanos, de aventura, algo de romance, de miedos, dudas, y un largo etcétera que los conmino a leer.

  • Carolina Varela
    2019-03-12 01:25

    “Caminando por la paz. Un camino interior” es un libro escrito por Mony Dojeiji, con la colaboración de Alberto Agraso. Ella, canadiense de origen libanés y él, español, nos narran a través de este libro su travesía física y espiritual desde Roma hasta Jerusalén, con el firme propósito de encontrar y llevar la paz a Tierra Santa y alrededores. Narrado en primera persona, en la voz de Mony, con un ritmo constante, entretenido, pero sobre todo cercano, “Caminando por la paz…” es más que un libro de autoayuda o un simple relato de viajes. Personalmente me cautivó como les dije antes, ya que las situaciones, reflexiones, sentimientos y emociones que se detallan en él, son capaces de llegarte al alma con tanta facilidad y te hacen tanto sentido, que una termina por darse cuenta de muchas cosas, entre ellas: que no estás sola y que la forma de encontrar respuestas a tus problemas de verdad está en tu interior.Mi experiencia personal respecto a temas de espiritualidad y autoconocimiento ha sido bien variada. Soy católica por bautismo (y por confirmación también cofcof), protestante del lado paterno (tengo un tío pastor incluso), he leído parte del libro de los Mormones, he leído también libros que reparten los Testigos de Jehová y hablado con ellos al respecto, he hecho cursos sobre judaísmo, orientalismo, cultura árabe, budismo, etc. Un sinfín de cosas. Por eso a veces me autodenomino “hereje”. Pero más que eso, esto responde a una búsqueda constante de mi misión en esta vida. Lo mismo que muchos se preguntan, y que llevó también a Mony y a Alberto a emprender este viaje.No se trata de una travesía inventada para explicar una filosofía de vida o espiritual, sino un testimonio real, con situaciones reales, que llevan a lector a identificarse muchas veces con los portadores de esta misión tan noble, como es caminar por la paz. Yo sentí que fue más allá de un simple libro de autoayuda, porque en él están puestos los miedos y las alegrías de ambos, los cambios de opinión, las dudas, etc. Es decir, no es un libro que de partida te diga qué debes y qué no debes hacer, y cuyo mensaje creo que les llegará a todos de forma distinta, pero siempre de la manera correcta. Incluso si no son muy cercanos a este tipo de libros, pueden leerlo fácilmente como una novela de iniciación, un relato de viajes, incluso como la travesía de un héroe, de esas donde el protagonista debe bajar hasta el más profundo de su propio infierno para mirar alrededor y darse cuenta de lo que le hace falta para volver a la superficie.¡Tantos elogios! Dirán. Algo malo tendrá que tener. Pues la verdad, no. La historia no tiene grandes ambiciones literarias y por lo mismo es fácil de leer, de comprender y de congeniar con sus protagonistas. La he disfrutado muchísimo, me ha llegado al corazón y siento que a muchos podría interesarle.De verdad, un libro muy completo, lleno de enseñanzas, de reflexiones, pero también de momentos muy humanos, de aventura, algo de romance, de miedos, dudas, y un largo etcétera que los conmino a leer.

  • Susanna Mahoney
    2019-03-24 00:10

    Walking for Peace was an inspiring story about two friends who frustrated with the rat race decided to abandon it and agreed to a challenge; walking across the European continent through 17 countries hiking along the path the apostle's and servants of the pass travelled seeking the mysteries of inner peace and question the unknown. Along their journey their beliefs are shatter and replace with strangers kindness and gifts of gratitude that brings tears and joy to their hearts and a new found knowledge of the spiritual truths.The woman is bond to her beliefs deny all religious and faith beliefs stating she is walking only as a message that a person may change others inner thoughts and assist them to open their minds to the possibility of transforming the negative to the positive ideals and change the course of their destiny.Mony is of Lebanon descent and was raised to be leery of all due to the conflict in the Middle East. She is skeptical and raised to be enriched with the simple pleasures of life; shelter, food, warmth and clothing; along her trek she is meet with obstacles that could of broke her will but acknowledges she needs to strip herself of all worldly opinions, beliefs and hurts and believe in her inner conscious to guide her to the right path of enlightenment and spread the message of peace.The man, Alberto starts as a friend who is also called to abandoned the earthly realm and seek peace but also inner wisdom to the purpose of life and what is beyond the earthly realm. He walks as a pilgrim and declares his truth of finding the light, the Supreme Being inside each of another and to share it with others; break down the walls of hatred and distrust among the warring nations and people in general. There is conflict between the two characters which adds excitement to the story. This is a complex tale with many messages intertwined in the pages; the final message unconditional love will conquer all.

  • Stacie
    2019-03-12 00:26

    Walking for Peace is the uplifting story of two people on a pilgrimage of peace. What they discover along the way is so much more.Mony has an inner calling which has lead her to undertake the incredible journey of walking to Jerusalem. Her goal is to promote peace along the way. Before heading to Rome, Mony decides to visit her friend Hannah and ask her to join the trek. Hannah is uninterested, but her boyfriend Alberto immediately decides to go. As Alberto gets his affairs in order, Mony leaves from Rome under the pretenses of meeting Alberto there. When the two finally meet up, their conflicting viewpoints are evident. It seems the only thing they agree on is the need for peace. There reasons for the pilgrimage are often times as different as night and day. But, that alone makes their journey all the more compelling.Their travels are difficult at times and rewarding at others, with each of them growing spiritually and emotionally as individuals. Many times signs of hope affirm their need to continue on this mission life has put before them, even as obstacle ocassionally present themselves. I felt like Mony had the biggest awakening not only in faith, but in self realization and acceptance. Alberto is more open about his inner feelings and has no qualms about sharing his strong beliefs with others. Their personalities seem to complement one another as they learn and grow as instruments of peace in a world of so much anger.Their fascinating story is written from the heart and I often felt drawn into their quest. I too learned much from their experiences which forced me to look within my own heart and discover what I could do to make a difference as well.I highly recommend picking up a copy of Walking for Peace.

  • Eoghan Odinsson
    2019-03-13 04:11

    Sometimes in life you get much more than you were expecting, rarely, but this book is a good example. I'll let others reviewers cover specific content, let me tell you how this book made me feel.I was looking forward to it after having some interaction with Mony & Alberto, and thought I would be reading a book about a pilgrimage, and I expected a sort of travel guide. Sounded great!But what I got was so much more. This is a true story and has everything you would expect in a Hollywood blockbuster. It's a book about rebellion, a book about noble pursuits, it has sadness, happiness, delight, death, romance and adventure.There is insight and depth in this book that touched me very deeply, and at times had me choking back a tear; not for sadness, but for the beauty of an experience and insight that was shared with me and resonated on a level I rarely feel.If you're looking for a book that's about a pilgrimage, then here it is. If you're looking for a book about self-discovery, love, anger, compassion, peace and conflict, then look no further.This book is an incredibly broad sampling of the human experience, and yet still manages to cut deeply into your soul while reading it.Eoghan Odinsson, Award Winning Author of Northern Wisdom: The Havamal, Tao of the Vikings

  • Iciar Piera
    2019-03-06 01:20

    Este libro ha sido un regalo y un placer que he disfrutado desde la primera página. Agradezco a sus dos autores y en especial a Mony su valentía al permitirnos entrar en sus dudas e inseguridades y acompañarlos en este viaje interior. Pero sobretodo les agradezco que se hayan dado el permiso de hacer que su luz brille y así darnos permiso a todos para que también lo hagamos. Se lo recomiendo a todas aquellas personas interesadas por la paz y la espiritualidad. A todos los "peregrinos" en el camino del amor. Gracias de corazón a mis dos "ángeles" (Alberto y Mony) por este libro.<3

  • Florence Lyon
    2019-03-22 05:09

    Inspirational journey and people. I admired their stamina and perseverance in bringing a message of peace while on their lengthy pilgrimage, passing through difference countries and learning to communicate in many languages.

  • Jasmyne Emmerick
    2019-02-25 06:28

    I couldn't put it down. This book chronicles two peoples walking journey from Rome to Jerusalem. The journeyers must find their own way and trust that they will find the right route, shelter and food. They learn and deepen their own understanding of what peace is, how to trust their authentic voice and speak with courage and respect about their “peace” journey and what it means for them. As with most pilgrimages, they share wisdom learned on the road. The book poignantly describes 1) personal reflections about mental, physical and spiritual rigors of pilgrimage; 2) the friendship, encouragement and support they received from strangers (even those of different belief systems) and; 3) the trails of friendship that enhance discovery about oneself and each other.Walking for Peace made me feel hopeful about the future and sparked a desire to follow.

  • Tatonka New
    2019-03-10 08:02

    This book is more than a typical travel book- a fast read for myself but one that stayed with me long after having closed the book. I find myself in my everyday routine being struck by different excerpts or stories that Mony and Alberto encountered along their journey. I felt at times as though I was invading their private journey but recognizing that this is a journey that we each are taking in our own lives....perhaps not to such exotic or remote locations but with each step through our daily lives a recognition of what matters and how we are engaged and interact with each other. Thanks Mony and Alberto for taking me along your journey!

  • Mony Dojeiji
    2019-03-26 01:23