Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work in Her Own Words

Thoughts to Ponder

THERE IS NO GLIMPSE OF THE LIGHT without walking the path. You can't get it from anyone else, nor can you give it to anyone. Just take whatever steps seem easiest for you, and as you take a few steps it will be easier for you to take a few more.

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When you know your part in the scheme of things, in the Divine Plan, there is never a feeling of inadequacy. You are always given the resources for any situation, any obstacle. There is no strain; there is always security.

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When you have constant communion with God, a constant receiving from within, there is never any doubt; you know your way. You become an instrument through which a job is done, therefore you have no feeling of self-achievement.

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The spiritual life is the real life; all else is illusion and deception. Only those who are attached to God alone are truly free. Only those who live up to the highest light live in harmony. All who act upon their highest motivations become a power for good. It is not important that others be noticeably affected: results should never be sought or desired. Know that every right thing you do--every good word you say--every positive thought you think --has good effect.

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Few find inner peace but this is not because they try and fail, it is because they do not try.

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There is nothing that happens by chance in our universe. Everything unfolds according to higher laws--everything is regulated by divine order.

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Judging others will avail you nothing and injure you spiritually. Only if you can inspire others to judge themselves will anything worthwhile have been accomplished.

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I perceived the entirely self-centered life as not worth living. If what you're doing will not benefit others besides yourself, it is not worth doing.

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The Godly way is one of the few simple precepts that even a child can understand. Truth is simple--it's just not so simple to live it. Therefore, immature people tend to hide behind complicated interpretations in order to avoid living simple truth.

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Humanity has only scratched the surface of its real potential. Anyone can plug into the Divine Current by discovering the truth of Jesus and other prophets who taught that the Kingdom of God is Within.

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If you want to teach people, young or old, you must start where they are: at their level of understanding--and use words they understand. When you have captured their attention, you can take them as far as they are able to go. If you perceive that they are already beyond your level of understanding, let them teach you. Since steps toward spiritual advancement are taken in such a varied order, most of us can teach one another.

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Life is a mixture of successes and failures. May you be encouraged by the successes and strengthened by the failures. As long as you never lose faith in God, you will be victorious over any situation you may face.

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When you look at things emotionally, you will not see them clearly; when you perceive things spiritually, you will understand.

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

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There are many lessons to be learned and scales to be balanced. The laws of the universe cannot be altered for one's convenience. Humanity must learn to accept everything that life offers as a learning experience. It is for this reason spiritually immature people cannot be spoon-fed by someone else. The seeker must walk alone--with God.

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If you give your life as a prayer, you intensify the prayer beyond all measure.

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Although others may feel sorry for you, never feel sorry for yourself: it has a deadly effect on spiritual well-being. Recognize all problems, no matter how difficult, as opportunities for spiritual growth, and make the most of these opportunities.

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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.

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