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Peace Pilgrim (1908 - 1981), born Mildred Lisette Norman, was a pacifist, vegetarian, and peace activist. The spiritual classic Steps Toward Inner Peace is a transcript of a 1964 talk she gave on KPFK radio in Los Angeles, ...

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Pure love is a willingness to give without a thought of receiving anything in return.

If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.
I've met a few people who had to change their jobs in order to change their lives, but I've met many more people who merely had to change their motive to service in order to change their lives.
When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.
The way of peace is the way of love. Love is the greatest power on earth. It conquers all things.
There is something to that old saying that hate injures the hater, not the hated.
You are within God. God is within you.
You're in a much better position to talk with people when they approach you than when you approach them.
Anything 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.
Praying without ceasing is not ritualized, nor are there even words. It is a constant state of awareness of oneness with God.
Many people profess Christianity. Very few live it-almost none. And when you live it people may think you're crazy. It has been truthfully said that the world is equally shocked by one who repudiates Christianity as by one who practices it.
Do not suppress it-that would hurt you inside. Do not express it-this would not only hurt you inside, it would cause ripples in your surroundings. What you do is transform it.
For light I go directly to the Source of light, not to any of the reflections.
Worry is a useless mulling over of things we cannot change.
The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace. A persistent simplification will create an inner and outer well-being that places harmony in one's life.
We are that which activates the body.
No one can find inner peace except by working, not in a self- centered way, but for the whole human family.
World peace will never be stable until enough of us find inner peace to stabilize it
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.
People see themselves as the center of the universe and judge everything as it relates to them.
We are all cells in the same body of humanity.
I don't eat junk foods and I don't think junk thoughts.
Unnecessary possessions are unnecessary burdens. If you have them, you have to take care of them! There is great freedom in simplicity of living. It is those who have enough but not too much who are the happiest.
A pilgrim is a wanderer with purpose.
There is a criterion by which you can judge whether the thoughts you are thinking and the things you are doing are right for you. The criterion is: Have they brought you inner peace? If they have not, there is something wrong with them -- so keep seeking! If what you do has brought you inner peace, stay with what you believe is right.
Most of us fall short much more by omission than by commission. While the world perishes we go our way: purposeless, passionless, day after day.
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.
We can work on inner peace and world peace at the same time. On one hand, people have found inner peace by losing themselves in a cause larger than themselves, like the cause of world peace, because finding inner peace means coming from the self-centered life into the life centered in the good of the whole. On the other hand, one of the ways of working for world peace is to work for more inner peace, because world peace will never be stable until enough of us find inner peace to stabilize it.
Before the tongue can speak, it must have lost the power to wound.
As I lived up to the highest light I had, higher and higher light came to me.
Make food a very incidental part of your life by filling your life so full of meaningful things that you'll hardly have time to think about food.
My appointed work is to awaken the divine nature that is within.
I pray without ceasing now. My personal prayer is: Make me an instrument which only truth can speak.
One little person, giving all of her time to peace, makes news. Many people, giving some of their time, can make history.
This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.
Keep your feet on the ground and your thoughts at lofty heights.
Humanity has only scratched the surface of its real potential.
The valid research for the future is on the inner side, on the spiritual side.
We have all the light we need, we just need to put it in practice.
… I think children are a little like plants. If they grow too close together they become thin and sickly and never obtain maximum growth. We need room to grow.
You have much more power when you are working for the right thing than when you are working against the wrong thing.
Prayer is a concentration of positive thought.