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Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for December 2013

Peace Pilgrim's Magic Formulas:

"MAGIC FORMULAS: There is a magic formula for resolving conflicts. It is this: Have as your objective the resolving of the conflict, not the gaining of advantage. There is a magic formula for avoiding conflicts. It is this: Be concerned that you do not offend, not that you are not offended."

Peace Pilgrim: "Steps Toward Inner Peace" - page 30


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for November 2013

Q: What can I do to make my life have more meaning?

Peace Pilgrim's Answer:
"Fifteen years before my pilgrimage began, I felt completely willing —without any reservations—to give my life, and I started to live to give, instead of to get. Every morning I thought of God and thought of things I might do that day to be of service to God's children. I looked at every situation I came into to see if there was anything I could do there to be of service. I did as many good things as I could each day—not forgetting the importance of a pleasant word and a cheery smile. I prayed about things that seemed too big for me to handle—and right prayer motivates to right action. My life just blossomed out. Try it."

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words - page 161


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for October 2013

On the day before her death in 1981, Peace Pilgrim was asked in an interview how things had changed since she began walking in 1953...

"Things have changed a good deal since then, but I will say one thing has not changed and that is my peace message. It still remains: This is the way of peace—overcome evil with good, and falsehood with truth, and hatred with love. That's still the message that I'm carrying after all these years.Well you see, we haven't learned to live it yet. The key word for our times is really practice. It isn't more light we need, it's putting into practice what light we already have. When we do that, wonderful things will happen within our lives and within our world."

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words - page 186


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for September 2013

"We are all of equal worth in the eyes of God, and to all I reach out constantly in thoughts and words and deeds—with love and good wishes—with prayers and blessings. This it is to love humanity. However, people are the cells in the body of humanity, and in doing my part in the divine plan I come into contact with a few of these cells. When their lives touch mine, I am always willing and sometimes able to serve them. When I am with someone or in correspondence with someone, I concentrate my love and my good wishes on that particular cell I am touching, and then with my prayers and blessings I leave that cell in God's hands. This it is to love people. Some love humanity without loving people; some love people without loving humanity. I love both."

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words - page 142


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for August 2013

"The world may look at you and believe that you are facing great problems, but always there are the inner resources to easily overcome the problems. Nothing seems difficult. There is a calmness and a serenity and unhurriedness—no more striving or straining about anything. That's a very important thing I've learned. If your life is in harmony with your part in the Life Pattern, and if you are obedient to the laws which govern this universe, then life is full and life is good but life is nevermore overcrowded. If it is overcrowded, then you are doing more than is right for you to do—more than is your job to do in the total scheme of things."

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words - page 23


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for July 2013

"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: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words - page 24


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for June 2013

"There is within the hearts of people deep desire for peace on earth, and they would speak for peace if they were not bound by apathy, by ignorance, by fear. It is the job of the peacemakers to inspire them from their apathy, to dispel their ignorance with truth, to allay their fear with faith that God's laws work—and work for good."

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words - page 99


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for May 2013

"Most people interested in vacations are those who are doing things they are not called to do, which they want to get away from for awhile. I couldn't imagine feeling the need of a vacation from my pilgrimage. How good it is to travel south in the fall of the year, experiencing the tranquil beauty of the harvest time—but staying ahead of the frost; experiencing the brilliant beauty of the autumn leaves—but traveling on before they are swept from the trees. How good it is to travel north with the spring, and to enjoy the spring flowers for several months instead of several weeks. I have had both these wonderful experiences in the middle of the country."

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


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for April 2013

“There is another kind of possessiveness. You do not possess any other human being, no matter how closely related that other may be. No husband owns his wife; no wife owns her husband; no parents own their children.  When we think we possess people there is a tendency to run their lives for them, and out of this develop extremely inharmonious situations. Only when we realize that we do not possess them, that they must live in accordance with their own inner motivations, do we stop trying to run their lives for them, and then we discover that we are able to live in harmony with them.  Anything that you strive to hold captive will hold you captive - and if you desire freedom you must give freedom.”

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words - page 19


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for March 2013

"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. One merges into a euphoria of absolute unity with all life: with humanity, with all the creatures of the earth, the trees and plants, the air, the water, and even earth itself. 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 Work In Her Own Words - page 129


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for February 2013

"As I put on my simple clothing one day after a swim in a clear mountain lake I thought of those who have closets full of clothes to take care of, and who carry heavy luggage with them when they travel. I wondered how people would want to so burden themselves, and I felt wonderfully free. This is me and all my possessions. Think of how free I am! If I want to travel, I just stand up and walk away. There is nothing to tie me down."

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


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for January 2013
60th Anniversary of the Beginning of the Pilgrimage

      "I realized in 1952 that it was the proper time for a pilgrim to step forth. The war in Korea was raging and the McCarthy era was at its height. It was a time when congressional committees considered people guilty until they could prove their innocence.  There was great fear at that time and it was safest to be apathetic. Yes, it was most certainly a time for a pilgrim to step forward, because a pilgrim's job is to rouse people from apathy and make them think.
     "With the last bit of money I had left, I bought not only paper and stencil for my first messages but material for my first tunic. Although I designed it, the sewing was done by a lady in California, and the lettering was painted by a man who was a sign painter. My initial reaction when I first put it on was a wonderful "rightness" about it, and I immediately accepted it."

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words - Pg. 24


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for December 2012

     “People sometimes ask me how I spend holidays - especially Christmas.  I have spent many of them walking.  Many people go for a drive on a holiday, so it is a good time to contact people.  I remember one Christmas Eve when I slept out under the stars.  One planet was so bright that just a little imagination could transform it into the star of Bethlehem.  The next day, at a temperature of 80 degrees, I walked into New Orleans to find poinsettias blooming abundantly for Christmas and to find some fine, new friends.
     “I spent one Christmas in Fort Worth, Texas, where the towers and the tall buildings were outlined with colored lights, presenting an unforgettable picture as I walked into the city.  That day I was given the welcome present of enough time to catch up with my mail.
     “People sometimes ask me if I do not feel lonely on holidays.  How can I feel lonely when I live in the constant awareness of God's presence?  I love and I enjoy being with people, but when I am alone I enjoy being alone with God.”

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words - Pg. 48


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for November 2012

“If you really understood everything, all your wrong reactions would turn into compassion. Those who evoke wrong reactions in you are out of harmony, and especially in need of love. Yes, it is most important to be loving. Meet every situation with love and you will be able to handle it. If someone does the meanest thing to me, I feel the deepest compassion for that person and pray for that person - I do not hurt myself by a wrong reaction of bitterness and anger.”

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words - Pg. 159


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for October 2012

Q: How can I feel close to God?
A: God is Love, and whenever you reach out in loving kindness, you are expressing God. God is Truth, and whenever you seek truth, you are seeking God. God is Beauty, and whenever you touch the beauty of a flower or a sunset, you are touching God. God is the Intelligence that creates all and sustains all and binds all together and gives life to all. Yes, God is the Essence of all. So you are within God and God is within you - you could not be where God is not. Permeating all is the law of God - physical law and spiritual law. Disobey it and you feel unhappiness - you feel separated from God. Obey it and you feel harmony - you feel close to God.

Steps Toward Inner Peace - Pg. 22


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for September 2012

"Every experience is what you make it and it serves a purpose.  It might inspire you, it might educate you, or it might come to give you a chance to be of service in some way."

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words - Pg. 34


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for August 2012

"Question: What is the first priority of life?
Peace Pilgrim's Answer: Jesus said, 'Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness. All these things shall be added unto you." This is true. All the blessings are beyond anything I could possibly describe in words. Health, happiness, inner peace, and always with you an awareness of the presence of God. A complete stability of unhurriedness. Fear is absolutely gone from your life. You cannot feel fear because when you know that God is right there, naturally you're with God."

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words - Pg. 148


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for July 2012

"Occasionally some condition is brought back into my conscious mind because I need to really concentrate on it. If some person is in dire difficulty, and that person returns to my mind for thought, I sometimes use the prayer of visualization, which has always been very natural for me, but I understand not so for everybody. I reach out -- my divine nature reaches out -- to contact their divine nature. Then I have the feeling of lifting them, lifting them, lifting them, and I have the feeling of bringing God's light to them. I try to envision them bathed in God's light, and finally I do see them standing and reaching out their arms bathed in golden light. At that point I leave them in God's hands."

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words - Pg. 73


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for June 2012

"In reality, of course, we are all cells in the body of humanity. We are not separate from our fellow humans. The whole thing is a totality. It's only from that higher viewpoint that you can know what it is to love your neighbor as yourself. From that higher viewpoint there becomes just one realistic way to work, and that is for the good of the whole. As long as you work for your selfish little self, you're just one cell against all those other cells, and you're way out of harmony. But as soon as you begin working for the good of the whole, you find yourself in harmony with all of your fellow human beings. You see, it's the easy, harmonious way to live."

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words - Pg. 18-19


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for May 2012

"In the final analysis you find spiritual truth through your own higher nature. Your higher nature is a drop in the ocean of God - and has access to the ocean. Sometimes your higher nature is awakened through the inspiration of beautiful surroundings or beautiful music, bringing you insights of truth. Sometimes you see the truth written or hear the truth spoken, and your higher nature confirms it. Or you directly perceive the truth from the inside through an awakening of the higher nature, which is my way. All the inspired writing came from the inner source, and you too can receive from that source. Be still and know."

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words - Pg. 145


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for April 2012

"When I started out my hair had started to turn to silver. My friends thought I was crazy. There was not one word of encouragement from them. They thought I would surely kill myself, walking all over. But that didn't bother me. I just went ahead and did what I had to do. They didn't know that with inner peace I flet plugged into the source of universal energy, which never runs out. There was much pressure to compromise my beliefs, but I would not be dissuaded. Lovingly, I informed my well-meaning friends of the existence of two widely divergent paths in live and of the free will withing all of us to make their choice."

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words - Pg. 129


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for March 2012

"There is a well-worn road which is pleasing to the senses and gratifies worldly desires, but leads to nowhere. And there is the less traveled path, which requires purifications and relinquishments, but results in untold spiritual blessings."

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words - Pg. 129


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for February 2012

"I remember a time of the year when it got very cold at night. It went below freezing, but then it warmed up a little in the daytime, so the days were fairly pleasant. It was in the fall, and there were dry leaves on the ground. I was in the middle of the woods and there wasn't a town for miles around. It was sunset and it was a Sunday. Someone had read a thick Sunday newspaper and tossed it beside the road - like they shouldn't, but they do. I picked it up and walked off the road and found a thick evergreen tree. Underneath it was a little depression where some leaves had blown. I pushed a lot of leaves into that depression. Then I put some paper down and placed the rest of the paper over me. When I woke in the morning there was a thick white frost over everything, but the evergreen tree had kept it off of me, and I was snug and warm in my nest of leaves and paper. That's just a tip in case you get caught out some night."

Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words - Pg. 47


Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for January 2012

"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: Her Live and Works In Her Own Words – Pg. 30



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