Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month Archive
Quotes of the Month - from June, 1996 through last month's quote.
Quotes from 2003/2002 can be found below.
Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for December 2003
“ONCE I WAS ASKED, 'What do peace pilgrims do?' A peace pilgrim prays and works for peace within and without. A peace pilgrim accepts the way of love as the way of peace, and to depart from the way of love is to depart from the way of a peace pilgrim. A peace pilgrim obeys God's laws and seeks God's guidance for one's life by being receptively silent. A peace pilgrim faces life squarely, solves its problems, and delves beneath its surface to discover its verities and realities. A peace pilgrim seeks not a multiplicity of material things, but a simplification of material well-being, with need level as the ultimate goal. A peace pilgrim purifies the bodily temple, the thoughts, the desires, the motives. A peace pilgrim relinquishes as quickly as possible self-will, the feeling of separateness, all attachments, all negative feelings.”
Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Works in Her Own Words - Pg. 125
Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for November 2003
“It does not matter what name you attach to it, but your consciousness must ascend to the point through which you view the universe with your God-centered nature. The feeling accompanying this experience is that of complete oneness with the Universal Whole... This God-centered nature is constantly awaiting to govern your life gloriously. You have the free will to either allow it to govern your life, or not to allow it to affect you. The choice is always yours!”
Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Works in Her Own Words - Pg. 129
Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for October 2003
“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 the job is done, therefore you have no feeling of self-achievement”
Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Works in Her Own Words - Pg. 91
Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for September 2003
“My appointed work is to awaken the divine nature that is within. This is my calling, to open doors of truth and make people think, to arouse others from their apathetic and lethargic state, and get them to seek out for themselves the inner peace which dwells within. This is the extent of my undertaking, I can do no more. The rest I leave to a higher power.”
Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Works in Her Own Words - Pg. 128
Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for August 2003
"A time like this calls for much peace prayer and peace effort. All right work and right prayer has effect, all good effort bears good fruit, whether we see the results or not. In spite of the darkness in the present world situation I am not discouraged. I know that just as human life proceeds toward harmony through a series of hills and valleys, so a society has its ups and downs in its search for peace."
Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Works in Her Own Words - Pg. 99
Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for July 2003
"Anything that you cannot relinquish when it has outlived its usefulness possesses you, and in this materialistic age a great many of us are possessed by our possessions. We are not free."
Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Works in Her Own Words - Pg. 19
Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for June 2003
"My inner peace remains in spite of any outward thing. Only insofar as I remain in harmony can I draw others into harmony, and so much more harmony is needed before the world can find peace."
Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Works in Her Own Words - Pg. 99
Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for May 2003
"The price of peace is to abandon fear and replace it with faith - faith that if we obey God's laws we will receive God's blessings. The price of peace is to abandon hate and allow love to reign supreme in our hearts - love for all our fellow human beings over the world. The price of peace is to abandon arrogance and replace it with repentance and humility, remembering that the way of peace is the way of love. The price of peace is to abandon greed and replace it with giving, so that none will be spiritually injured by having more than they need while others in the world still have less than they need."
Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Works in Her Own Words - Pg. 110
Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for April 2003
"Peace and freedom! These things shall be! How soon these things shall be - whether now or whether after great destruction and new beginnings and eons of time - is up to us!"
Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Works in Her Own Words - Pg. 101
Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for March 2003
"No outward thing - nothing, nobody from without - can hurt me inside, psychologically. I recognized that I could only be hurt psychologically by my own wrong actions, which I have control over; by my own wrong reactions (they are tricky, but I have control over them too); or by my own inaction in some situations, like the present world situation, that need action from me. When I recognized all this how free I felt! And I just stopped hurting myself."
Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Works in Her Own Words - Pg. 20
Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for February 2003
"Believing that war is contrary to the will of God and to common sense, and feeling that the way of peace is the way of love, I shall work for peace by using the way of love myself, by helping any group I am part of to use it, by helping the nation of which I am a citizen to use it, by helping the United Nations to use it, and by praying that the way of love be used all over the world."
Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Works in Her Own Words - Pg. 108
Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for January 2003
"Question: Why don't you accept money?
Peace Pilgrim's Answer: Because I talk about spiritual truth, and spiritual truth should never be sold - those who sell it injure themselves spiritually. I accept money that comes in through the mail (without being solicited), but I do not use it for myself: I use it for printing and postage. Those who attempt to buy spiritual truth are attempting to get it before they are ready. In this wonderfully well-ordered universe, when they are ready it will be given."
Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Works in Her Own Words - Pg. 157
Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for December 2002
"Question: Do you believe that Jesus Christ is the savior of mankind or do you believe that he was not different from anyone else but was only more spiritually evolved?
Peace Pilgrim's Answer: Jesus was a very evolved being, way ahead of his time. Christ is the divine nature, which can rule your life as it ruled his life. The indwelling Christ is the 'savior of mankind.' Only when it governs your life will you be happy."
Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Works in Her Own Words - Pg. 148
Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for November 2002
"The purpose of problems is to push you toward
obedience to God's laws, which are exact and cannot be changed.
We have the free will to obey them or disobey them. Obedience
will bring harmony, disobedience will bring you more problems...
Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Works in Her Own Words - Pg. 59
Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for April to October 2002
"If you are free, I recommend a hiking trip on a wilderness footpath. How inspiring it is to walk all day in the sunshine and sleep all night under the stars. What a wonderful experience in simple, natural living. Since you carry your food, sleeping equipment, etc., on your back, you learn quickly that unnecessary possessions are unnecessary burdens. You soon realize what the essentials of life are--such as warmth when you are cold, a dry spot on a rainy day, the simplest food when you are hungry, pure cool water when you are thirsty. You soon put material things in their proper place, realizing that they are there for use, but relinquishing them when they are not useful. You soon experience and learn to appreciate the great freedom of simplicity."
Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Works in Her Own Words - Pg.54
On April 26,
1952, Peace Pilgrim, then Mildred Norman Ryder, started north
on the Appalachian Trail from it's southern terminus. By October
of that year she would become the first woman to walk it's entire
length in one season.
(NOTE - Your webmaster took Peace Pilgrim's advice and hiked the AT in Peace's footsteps. Beginning on May 1, 2002 at Springer Mountain in Georgia, hiking to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia by July, 5. Then beginning at Mt. Katahdin in Maine on Aug. 2, and finishing back at Harpers Ferry on October 12, 2002.)
Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for March 2002
"Concealed in every new situation we face is a spiritual lesson to be learned and a spiritual blessing for us if we learn that lesson. It is good to be tested. We grow and learn through passing tests. I look upon all my tests as good experiences. Before I was tested, I believed I would act in a loving or non-fearing way. After I was tested, I knew! Every test turned out to be an uplifting experience. And it is not important that the outcome be according to our wishes."
Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for February 2002
"What I walk on is not the energy of youth, it is a better energy. I walk on the endless energy of inner peace that never runs out! When you become a channel through which God works there are no more limitations, because God does the work through you: you are the instrument - and what God can do is unlimited. When you are working for God you do not find yourself striving and straining. You find yourself calm, serene and unhurried."
Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for January 2002
"Everything is given to me and I pass it on. You must give if you want to receive. Let the center of your being be one of giving, giving, giving. You can't give too much, and you will discover you cannot give without receiving. This kind of living is not reserved for the saints, but is available for the little people like you and me - if we reach out and give to everybody."
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