Peace Pilgrim

Peace Pilgrim
Peace Pilgrim
  • Born: July 18, 1908
  • Died: July 7, 1981
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Activist









Peace Pilgrim, born Mildred Lisette Norman, was an American non-denominational spiritual teacher, mystic, pacifist, vegetarian activist and peace activist. In 1952, she became the first woman to walk the entire length of the Appalachian Trail in one season. She also walked across the United States, speaking with others about peace. She was on her seventh cross-country journey when she died. Starting on January 1, 1953, in Pasadena, California, she adopted the name "Peace Pilgrim" and walked across the United States for 28 years.

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A pilgrim is a wanderer with a purpose.
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.
As I lived up to the highest light I had, higher and higher light came to me.
Before the tongue can speak, it must have lost the power to wound. Power
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.
Humanity has only scratched the surface of its real potential.
I don't eat junk foods and I don't think junk thoughts.
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought. Power
Keep your feet on the ground and your thoughts at lofty heights.
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. Life ;Time ;Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
My appointed work is to awaken the divine nature that is within. Nature ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
No one can find inner peace except by working, not in a self- centered way, but for the whole human family. Families, Children & Parenting ;War & Peace
One little person, giving all of her time to peace, makes news. Many people, giving some of their time, can make history. Time ;History ;War & Peace
People see themselves as the center of the universe and judge everything as it relates to them.
Praying without ceasing is not ritualized, nor are there even words. It is a constant state of awareness of oneness with God. Religion & God
Pure love is a willingness to give without a thought of receiving anything in return. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
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. Life ;War & Peace
The valid research for the future is on the inner side, on the spiritual side. Future
The way of peace is the way of love. Love is the greatest power on earth. It conquers all things. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Power ;War & Peace
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? War & Peace
There is something to that old saying that hate injures the hater, not the hated.
This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love. Truth ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
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. Life ;War & Peace
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. Freedom & Liberty
We are all cells in the same body of humanity.
When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others. War & Peace
Worry is a useless mulling over of things we cannot change.
You are within God. God is within you. Religion & God
You're in a much better position to talk with people when they approach you than when you approach them.

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