Steps Toward Inner Peace
In 1964, Peace Pilgrim gave a radio talk in Los Angeles that she called Harmonious Principles for Human Living and lovingly dedicated to "all seekers of peace." Her language was so practical, the timeless truths spoken so vibrantly, that people from all religions and walks of life were profoundly moved. That powerful talk was transcribed into what has become a spiritual classic: Steps Toward Inner Peace.
The small but powerful booklet captures Peace Pilgrim' total peace message: peace among nations, peace among groups, and peace among individuals. Most importantly, it offers a guide to inner peace, because that is where true peace begins. Peace Pilgrim believed that world peace would come when enough people attain inner peace.
Around the world, more than two million copies of Steps have inspired people in amazingly diverse places. For decades, the popular pamphlet was mimeographed to meet demand. Then in 1985, a Trappist monk at the New Mellaray Abbey in Ohio offered to typeset the manuscript, which is used to this day. Over the years, Steps to Inner Peace has been translated into 31 languages, often by people who read it in English and were inspired to share it in their native language. We hope that in time it will be translated into many more languages and published in every country in the world.
Steps Toward Inner Peace is not copyrighted and you are welcome to reproduce and share any of the versions below.
Steps PRINT booklet – 32-pages (please contact us for print booklets in Spanish, Chinese, Arabic and Hebrew; we have limited quantities)
Steps LARGE-PRINT edition – 64 pages with larger, easier-to-read text
Steps SUMMARY – download a two-page outline (PDF) of the booklet
Steps AUDIO booklet – SoundCloud recording read by Ann Rush, long-time friend of Peace Pilgrim
Steps DIGITAL VERSIONS – download PDFs in English and 30 other languages:
Czech: KROKY K VNITŘNÍMU MÍRU
Danish: Vej en til indre fred
Dutch: Stappen naar innerlijke Vrede
Esperanto: Paŝoj al interna paco
Finnish: Askelet Sisäiseen Rauhaan
French: Etapes vers la paix intérieure
German: Schritte Zum Inneren Frieden
Italian: Passi verso la Pace Interiore
Japanese: Uchinaru Heiwa e no Ayumi
Korean: 精神的 平和의 進一步
Norwegian: Trinn mot indre fred
Portuguese: Passos Em Direcao A Paz Interior
Romanian: ETAPE SPRE PACEA INTERIOARĂ
Russian: СТУПЕНИ К ДУШЕВНОМУ ПОКОЮ
Spanish: Pasos Hacia La Paz Interior
Swedish: Steg Mot Inre Fred
Vietnamese: Những Bước Hướng Về Sự Bình An Nội Tâm