Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month Archive
Quotes of the Month - from June, 1996 through last month's quote.
Quotes from 2016 and 2017 can be found below.
Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for November 2017
"No one is truly free who is still attached to material things, or to places, or to people. We must be able to use things when we need them and then relinquish them without regret when they have outlived their usefulness. We must be able to appreciate and enjoy the places where we tarry, and yet pass on without anguish when we are called elsewhere. We must be able to live in loving association with people without feeling that we possess them and must run their lives. Anything that you strive to hold captive will hold you captive, and if you desire freedom you must give freedom."
from “Steps Toward Inner Peace” page 18
Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for August 2017
"From all the things you read and from all the people you meet, take what is good - what you own 'Inner Teacher' tells you is for you - and leave the rest. For guidance and for truth, it is much better to look to the Source through your own 'Inner Teacher' than to look to people or books. Books and people can merely inspire you. Unless they awaken something within you, nothing worthwhile has been accomplished."
from “Steps Toward Inner Peace” page 18
Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for July 2017
"I work for my living in an unusual way. I give what I can through thoughts and words and deeds to thse whose lives I touch and to humanity. In return I accept what people want to give, but I do not ask. They are blessed by their giving and I am blessed by my giving."
from "Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words" page 157
Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for May 2017
“To the millions who live in this world today let me say that there are many worthwhile things little people can do, both individually and collectively. When I dedicated my life to be of as much service as possible to my fellow human beings someone said to me very sarcastically, ‘What do you think you can do?’ And I replied, ‘I know I am a little person and can do only little things, but there are so many little things that need to be done.’ And I never had any trouble finding worthwhile little things to do. When I started my pilgrimage I was asking for very big things and someone said to me then, ‘You might as well ask for the moon.’ But I answered, ‘If enough of us little people ask together even very, very big things will be granted.’
I can say this to you: Live 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 162
Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for April 2017
“Few find inner peace but this is not because they try and fail, it is because they do not try.”
from "Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words" page 93
Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for March 2017
“When you live in constant communication with God, you cannot be lonely. When you perceive the working of God's wonderful plan and know that all good effort bears good fruit, you cannot be discouraged. When you have found inner peace, you are in contact with the source of universal energy and you cannot be tired.”
from “Steps Toward Inner Peace” page 21
Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for December 2016
“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. Now there is a living to give instead of to get. As you concentrate on the giving, you discover that just as you cannot receive without giving, so neither can you give without receiving—even the most wonderful things like health and happiness and inner peace. There is a feeling of endless energy, it just never runs out, it seems to be as endless as air. You seem to be plugged in to the source of universal energy.”
from “Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words” page 23
Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for November 2016
“Now let's look at our world. A poor, war-weary world. What's the matter with us? We're so way off on the material side: even if we do not have it we desire it. We are so lacking on the spiritual side: whenever we discover all the technological advances, the first thing we do is to turn them into weapons and use them to kill people. This is because our spiritual well-being lags so far behind. The valid research for the future is on the spiritual side. We need to bring the two into balance so we'll know how to use well the material wellbeing we already have.”
from “Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words” page 109
Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for October 2016
“…life is like a mirror. Smile at it and it smiles back at you. I just put a big smile on my face and everyone smiles back.”
from “Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words” page 38
Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for September 2016
“This is the way of peace—overcome evil with good,
“The Golden Rule would do equally well. There is nothing new about that except the practice of it. But I consider it the lesson for today and so it becomes the message of the peace pilgrimage. Please don’t say lightly that these are just religious concepts and not practical. These are laws governing human conduct, which apply as rigidly as the law of gravity.When we disregard these laws in any walk of life, chaos results.Through obedience to these laws this world of ours will enter a period of peace and richness of life beyond our fondest dreams.
“The key word for our time is practice.We have all the light we need, we just need to put it into practice.”
from “Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words” page 26
Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for August 2016
“I feel sure I was being prepared for the pilgrimage when I read the Golden Rule in history, “Do unto others what you would have others do unto you”—expressed in a lot of different ways and pointing out that every culture had one. It got an inner confirmation from me. It affected my entire life. In fact, there were certain offshoots of the Golden Rule which carried over even into the pilgrimage.When I was in high school I had a little saying, If you want to make friends, you must be friendly. If you analyze it, that is an offshoot of the Golden Rule. It is a recognition that people react according to the influences brought to bear upon them. I have it in my life today with my little saying, If you want to make peace, you must be peaceful.”
from “Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words” page 3
Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for July 2016
“Look within for your answers.Your divine nature—your inner light — knows all the answers. Spend your time bringing your life into harmony with divine law.Work on overcoming evil with good, falsehood with truth, hatred with love. Work on establishing a good lifestyle for yourself. Whether or not you are in the family pattern, these things are important:
from “Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words” page 161
Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for June 2016
“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.”
from “Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words” - page 91
Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for April 2016
“I began to really live life when I began to look at every situation and think about how I could be of service in that situation. I learned that I shouldn’t be pushy about helping, but just willing. Often I could give a helping hand—or perhaps a loving smile or a word of cheer. I learned it is through giving that we receive the worthwhile things of life.”
from “Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words.” page 161
Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for March 2016
No quote posted for March, 2016.
Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for February 2016
“I was not far down the spiritual road when I became acquainted with what the psychologists refer to as ego and conscience, which I call the lower self and the higher self, or the self-centered nature and the God-centered nature. It’s as though we have two selves or natures or two wills with two contrary viewpoints.
“Your lower self sees things from the viewpoint of your physical well-being only - your higher self considers your psychological or spiritual well-being. Your lower self sees you as the center of the universe - your higher self sees you as a cell in the body of humanity. When you are governed by your lower self you are selfish and materialistic, but insofar as you follow the promptings of your higher self you will see things realistically and find harmony within yourself and others.”
from “Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words.” page 8
Peace Pilgrim Quote of the Month for January 2016
“Just after I dedicated my life to service, I felt that I could no longer accept more than I need while others in the world have less than they need.This moved me to bring my life down to need level. I thought it would be difficult. I thought it would entail a great many hardships, but I was quite wrong. Instead of hardships, I found a wonderful sense of peace and joy, and a conviction that unnecessary possessions are only unnecessary burdens.”
from “Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work In Her Own Words.” page 12
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