In the summer of 1952 Mildred Norman Ryder, traveling alone, became the first woman to hike the entire length of the 2050 mile-long Appalachian Trail. Adopting the moniker Peace Pilgrim, she continued walking throughout the United States for 29 more years, logging an additional 25,000 miles and touching others with the simplest of messages: overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, hatred with love.

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  • Carla Klein

    Thank you very much for this video, I love it!

  • joan

    She is a breathe of fresh from what we have as a people today. No sense of greed, envy,total peace with no attachments.

  • Toni

    A Peace Pilgrim...I love it. <3 <3 <3

  • Barbara

    I am deeply grateful that this movie was made and then shared so freely. It is a great blessing to my heart and I pray for the courage and one-pointedness to move my life from willingness into total surrendered action.

  • Abdul

    Lovely, Peaceful, grateful, inspiring, encouraging, shaking, daring, effortless, excellent, meaningful and so complete. Thank you so much for sharing this video its wonderful and I have less words to express my feelings. Thank you Love Abdul

  • E. Katherine Kerr

    The Peace Pilgrim has been my hero for many years. She is inspiring me to set off on my own pilgrimage (not walking) to give what I know to help people achieve inner peace.

  • ElizabethAnne

    What an inspiring video about a truly amazing woman. The simplest of things are the most profound and the most profound of things are the simplest. Mildred Norman was truly a woman who walked the walk. Thank you for sharing this video about her pilgrimage. In the past few weeks I have started to walk, and it is such a healing activity. As I walk I smile at other people and they smile back. Yesterday I walked along the shore of Lake Ontario with my daughter, the warm sand caressing the soles of our feet. With my daughters's encouragement I also walked farefoot through the grass, and felt its cool and cushioning embrace. The simple activity of walking softly on Mother Earth is an amazingly healing activity. As each of us heals and connects with out inner state of peace it follows that we radiate peace and positivity and we become the change.

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