Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month Archive

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Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for December 2015

“Then in the midst of the struggle there came a wonderful mountaintop experience—the first glimpse of what the life of inner peace was like… 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.”

from “Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words.” page 21


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for November 2015

"Now, beside God’s laws, which are the same for all of us, there is also God’s guidance and that is unique for every human soul. If you don’t know what God’s guidance for your life is, you might try seeking in receptive silence. I used to walk receptive and silent amidst the beauties of nature. Wonderful insights would come to me which I then put into practice in my life."

from: “Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words” - page 76


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for October 2015

“I talk to groups studying the most advanced spiritual teachings and sometimes these people wonder why nothing is happening in their lives. Their motive is the attainment of inner peace for themselves — which of course is a selfish motive. You will not find it with this motive. The motive, if you are to find inner peace, must be an outgoing motive. Service, of course, service. Giving, not getting. Your motive must be good if your work is to have good effect. The secret of life is being of service.”

from: “Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words” - page 17


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for September 2015

"Live in the present. Do the things you know need to be done. Do all the good you can each day. The future will unfold."

from: “Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words” - page 95


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for August 2015

“In my work I have chosen the positive approach. I never think of myself as protesting against something, but rather as witnessing for harmonious living. Those who witness for, present solutions. Those who witness against, usually do not—they dwell on what is wrong, resorting to judgment and criticism and sometimes even name-calling. Naturally, the negative approach has a detrimental effect on the person who uses it, while the positive approach has a good effect. When an evil is attacked, the evil mobilizes, although it may have been weak and unorganized before, and therefore the attack gives it validity and strength. When there is no attack, but instead good influences are brought to bear upon the situation, not only does the evil tend to fade away, but the evildoer tends to be transformed. The positive approach inspires; the negative approach makes angry. When you make people angry, they act in accordance with their baser instincts, often violently and irrationally. When you inspire people, they act in accordance with their higher instincts, sensibly and rationally. Also, anger is transient, whereas inspiration sometimes has a life-long effect.”

from: “Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words” - page 131-2


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for July 2015

“You have much more power when you are working for the right thing than when you are working against the wrong thing. And, of course, if the right thing is established the wrong thing will fade away of its own accord because all things that out of harmony contain within themselves the seeds of their own destruction. Eventually they will be destroyed. It is really only how soon; and that is up to us."

From a talk given in Whittier, CA at the home of John and Ann Rush - January 13, 1979


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for June 2015

"The sanctuary of peace dwells within. Seek it out and all things will be added to you.We're coming closer and closer to the time when enough of us will have found inner peace to affect our institutions for the better. And as soon as this happens the institutions will in turn, through example, affect for the better those who are still immature."

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work in Her Own Words. - page 102


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for April 2015

“My mission is to help promote peace by helping others to find inner peace. If I can find it, you can too. Peace is an idea whose time has come.”

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words - page 27


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for March 2015

"Throughout the country I saw much superhighway construction, and I noticed that these super-roads tended to run in the valleys, tunneling through the mountains and sometimes under the rivers. I'm glad that on my pilgrimage I usually followed the old roads that climbed the mountains.What wonderful vistas there were to reward those who attained the summit: sometimes views of towns or roads where I had walked or would walk, sometimes views of valleys covered with fields and orchards. I know that this is an age of efficiency and that superhighways are much more efficient, but I hope there will always be some scenic roads, too. Some roads that climb the mountains."

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words - page 47-48


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for February 2015

"After a wonderful sojourn in the wilderness, I remember walking along the streets of a city which had been my home for awhile… On both sides of us as we walked were displayed the things we can buy if we are willing to stay in the orderly lines day after day, year after year. Some of the things are more or less useful, many are utter trash. Some have a claim to beauty, many are garishly ugly. Thousands of things are displayed—and yet, my friends, the most valuable are missing. Freedom is not displayed, nor health, nor happiness, nor peace of mind. To obtain these things, my friends, you too may need to escape from the orderly lines and risk being looked upon disdainfully."

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words - page 57


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for January 2015

    "I began my pilgrimage on the first of January in 1953. It is my spiritual birthday of sorts. It was a period in which I was merged with the whole. No longer was I a seed buried under the ground, but I felt as a flower reaching out effortlessly toward the sun. On that day I became a wanderer relying upon the goodness of others. It would be a pilgrim's journey undertaken in the traditional manner: on foot and on faith. I left behind all claims to a name, personal history, possessions and affiliations.
    "It would be a glorious journey."

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words - page 27


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for December 2014

"Tremendous energy comes with anger. It's sometimes called the anger energy. Do not suppress it: that would hurt you inside. Do not express it: this would not only hurt you inside, it would cause ripples in your surroundings.What you do is transform it."

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words - page 64


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for November 2014

“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: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words - page 101

Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for October 2014

"That which is received from without can be compared with knowledge. It leads to believing, which is seldom strong enough to motivate to action. That which is confirmed from within after it is contacted from without, or that which is directly perceived from within (which is my way) can be compared with wisdom. It leads to a knowing, and action goes right along with it."

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words - page 128


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for September 2014

"Who am I? It matters not that you know who I am; it is of little importance. This clay garment is one of a penniless pilgrim journeying in the name of peace. It is what you cannot see that is so very important. I am one who is propelled by the power of faith; I bathe in the light of eternal wisdom; I am sustained by the unending energy of the universe; this is who I really am."     

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words - page 126


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for August 2014

"To attain inner peace you must actually give your life, not just your possessions. When you at last give your life - bringing into alignment your beliefs and the way you live - then, and only then, can you begin to find inner peace."

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words - page 95


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for July 2014

"Do you know God? Do you know there is a power greater than ourselves which manifests itself within us as well as everywhere else in the universe? This I call God. Do you know what it is to know God, to have God's constant guidance, a constant awareness of God's presence? To know God is to reflect love toward all people and all creations.To know God is to feel peace within—a calmness, a serenity, an unshakeableness which enables you to face any situation. To know God is to be so filled with joy that it bubbles over and goes forth to bless the world."

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words - page 87


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for June 2014

"I learned about forty years ago that money and things wouldn't make people happy. And this has been confirmed many times. I have met many millionaires. They had one thing in common. None of them were happy....
I realize that if you don't have enough you won't be happy. Neither are you happy if you have too much. It is those who have enough but not too much who are the happiest."

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words - page 52


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for May 2014

"The only footwear I need is an inexpensive pair of blue sneakers. They have soft fabric tops and soft rubber-like soles. I get them one size too large so I can wiggle my toes. I feel as free as though I were barefoot! And I can usually get 1,500 miles to a pair. I wear a pair of navy blue socks.There's a reason why I chose navy blue for my wearing apparel—it's a very practical color, doesn't show dirt, and the color blue does represent peace and spirituality."

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words - page 56


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for April 2014

"Those who have overcome self-will and become instruments to do God's work can accomplish tasks which are seemingly impossible, but they experience no feeling of self achievement. I now know myself to be a part of the infinite cosmos, not separate from other souls or God. My illusory self is dead; the real self controls the garment of clay and uses it for God's work."

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words - page 128


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for March 2014

"When my folks put me to bed they would say to me very wisely, "It gets dark so that it will be restful for you to sleep. Now go to sleep in the nice friendly, restful darkness." And so to me darkness has always seemed to be friendly and restful. And when I'm either walking all night to keep warm or sleeping beside the road, there I am, in the nice, friendly restful darkness."

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words - page 118


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for February 2014

"Live in the present. Do the things you know need to be done. Do all the good you can each day. The future will unfold."

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words - page 162


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for January 2014

Peace Pilgrim's Magic Formulas:

"I had created sufficient age when I started out January 1, 1953, and I said, "that's enough." From that time on I thought of myself as being ageless and in radiant health, and I am. I haven't gotten younger, but I see no point in getting younger. I can get along just fine as I am, and if you have learned the lessons of the seasons of life before, you really have no wish to return to a prior season of life."

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words - page 187

 


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