Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month Archive

Quotes of the Month - from January, 1998 through December 1999.

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Quotes from 1999 and 1998 can be found below. 


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for December 1999

On Attaining Inner Peace

"The most important part of it was not the phenomena: the important part of it was the realization of the oneness of all creation.  Not only all human beings - I knew before that all human beings are one.  But now I knew also a oneness with the rest of creation.  The creatures that walk the earth and the growing things of the earth.  The air, the water, the earth itself.  And most wonderful of all, a oneness with that which permeates all and binds all together and gives life to all.  A oneness with that which many would call God."


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for November 1999

"Ultimate peace begins within; when we find peace within there will be no more conflict, no more occasion for war.  If this is the peace you seek, purify your body by sensible living habits, purify your mind by expelling all negative thoughts, purify your motives by casting out any ideas of greed or self-striving and by seeking to serve you fellow human beings, purify your desires by eliminating all wishes for material possessions or self-glorification and by desiring to know and do God's will for you.  Inspire others to do likewise."


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for October 1999

"Some people wish for a life of no problems, but I would never wish such a life for any of you.  What I wish for you is the great inner strength to solve your problems meaningfully and grow.   Problems are learning and growing experiences.  A life without problems would be a barren existence, without the opportunity for spiritual growth."


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for September 1999

"I have faith that God will care for me, and God does provide my needs.  I don't in any way feel insecure because I don't know where I will sleep at night, where or when I will eat next.   When you have spiritual security, you have no more feeling of need for material security."


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for July/August 1999

"It concerns me when I see a small child watching the hero shoot the villain on television.  It is teaching the small child to believe that shooting people is heroic.  The hero just did it and it was effective.  It was acceptable and the hero was well thought of afterward.
      If enough of us find inner peace to affect the institution of television, the little child will see the hero transform the villain and bring him to a good life.  He'll see the hero do something significant to serve fellow human beings.   So little children will get the idea that if you want to be a hero you must help people."


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for June 1999

"Death is a beautiful liberation into a freer life.  The limiting clay garment, the body, is put aside.  The self-centered nature goes with you to learn and grow on the disembodied side of life, and then returns here into a suitable clay garment and suitable circumstances to learn the lessons we need to learn.  Could we but see a bit deeper into life, we would grieve at birth and rejoice at death.  If we but knew how short is the earth life in comparison with the whole, we would be less troubled with the difficulties of the earth life than we are troubled now with the difficulties of one of our days."


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for May 1999

"For light I go directly to the Source of light, not to any of the reflections.  Also I make it possible for more light to come to me by living up to the highest light I have. You cannot mistake light coming from the Source, for it comes with complete understanding so that you can explain it and discuss it.   I recommend that way to all who can take it.  And great blessings lie in store for those who are wise enough to quickly put into practice the highest light that comes to them."


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for April 1999

"There is a spark of good in everybody, no matter how deeply it may be buried.  It is the real you.  When I say 'you' what am I really thinking of?  Am I thinking of the clay garment, the body?   No, that's not the real you.  Am I thinking of the self-centered nature?   No, that's not the real you.  The real you is that divine spark,  some call this the God-centered nature, others the divine nature and the Kingdom of God within.   Hindus know it as nirvana; Buddhists refer to it as the awakened soul; the Quakers see it as the Inner Light.  In other places it is known as the Christ in you, the Christ Consciousness, the hope of glory, or the indwelling spirit.  Even some psychologists have a name for it, the superconscious.  But it is all the same thing dressed in different words.  The important thing to remember is that it dwells within you!"


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for March 1999

"When I started out on my pilgrimage, I was using walking for two purposes at that time.  One was to contact people, and I still use it for that purpose today.   But the other was as a prayer discipline.  To keep me concentrated on my prayer for peace.  And after a few years I discovered something.  I discovered that I no longer needed the prayer discipline.  I pray without ceasing now.  My personal prayer is: Make me an instrument through which only truth can speak."


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for February 1999

"Every good thing you do, every good thing you say, every good thought you think, vibrates on and on and never ceases.  The evil remains only until it is overcome by good, but the good remains forever."


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for January 1999

"Think about all the good things of your life. Never think about your difficulties. Forget yourself, and concentrate on being of service as much as you can in this world, and then, having lost your lower self in a cause greater than yourself, you will find your higher self: your real self."


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for December 1998

"Live this day! Yesterday is but a dream and tomorrow is only a vision, but today well-lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Never agonize over the past or worry over the future. Live this day and live it well."


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for November 1998

"I would like to emphasize again that right prayer leads to right action, that "faith without works is dead." An excellent way to put thoughts into action is to write a letter for peace."


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for October 1998

"Know that you are God's beautiful child, always in God's hands. Accept God... accept God's protection... there is really no problem to fear. Know that you are not the clay garment. Know that you are not the self-centered nature which governs your life needlessly. Know that you are the God-centered nature, The Kingdom of God within. The Indwelling Christ. Eternal and indestructible. Identify with the real you."


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for September 1998

"Faith is a belief in things that your senses have not experienced and your mind does not understand, but you have touched them in other ways and have accepted them. It is easy for one to speak of faith; it is another thing to live it. To me, faith represents that people can, through their own free will, reach out and contact God, and grace represents that God is always reaching toward people. To me it is very important that I remain in constant contact with God, or divine purpose."


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for August 1998

“There is no greater block to world peace or inner peace than fear. What we fear we tend to develop an unreasoning hatred for, so we come to hate and fear. This not only injures us psychologically and aggravates world tension, but through such negative concentration we tend to attract the things we fear. If we fear nothing and radiate love, we can expect good things to come. How much this world needs the message and example of love and of faith!”


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for July 1998

"From all the things you read, and from all the people you meet, take what is good and leave the rest. For guidance and for truth it is much better to look for the Source through your own inner teacher than to look to people or books. Only if something within you says, "This is the truth. This is for me," does it become a part of your experience. After you have read all the books, and heard all the lectures, you must still judge what is for you. Books and people can merely inspire you. Unless they awaken something within you, nothing worthwhile has been accomplished. But if you must read books, read many books, so that you will contact as many conflicting opinions as possible. In this manner you'll be required to form your own opinions after all."


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for June 1998

"Truth is the pearl without price. One cannot obtain truth by buying it--all you can do is to strive for spiritual truth and when one is ready, it will be given freely. Nor should spiritual truth be sold, lest the seller be injured spiritually. You lose any spiritual contact the moment you commercialize it. Those who have the truth would not be packaging and selling it, so anyone who is selling it, really does not possess it."


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for May 1998

"We limit ourselves by thinking things can't be done. Many think peace in the world is impossible - many think that inner peace cannot be attained. It is the one who doesn't know it can't be done who does it!"


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for April 1998

"Looking through the eyes of the divine nature you see the essence within the manifestation, the creator within the creation, and it is a wonderful, wonderful world!"


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for March 1998

"You can visualize God's light each day and send it to someone who needs help. Your divine nature must reach out and touch the divine nature of another. Within you is the light of the world, it must be shared with the world.

Visualize a golden light within you and spread it out. First to those about you - your circle of friends and relatives - and then gradually to the world. Keep on visualizing God's golden light surrounding our earth. "


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for February 1998

"I do my work easily and joyously. I feel beauty all around me and I see beauty in everyone I meet, for I see God in everything. I recognize my part in the Life Pattern and I find harmony through gladly and joyously living it. I recognize my oneness with all mankind and my oneness with God. My happiness overflows in loving and giving toward everyone and everything."


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for January 1998

"The path of the seeker is full of pitfalls and temptations, and the seeker must walk it alone with God. I would recommend that you keep your feet on the ground and your thoughts at lofty heights, so that you may attract only good. Concentrate on giving so that you may open yourself to receiving; concentrate on living according to the light you have so that you may open yourself to more light; get as much light as possible through the inner way."


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This information comes from Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work in Her Own Words

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