Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Peace Pilgrim

The other week, I was waiting with my husband at the doctor's office and there was this book on the coffee table that i couldn't resist picking up.  It was Peace Pilgrim, a book written by her friends.  From 1953 to 1981, this silver haired woman dressed in navy blue slacks, shirt, and a short tunic with pockets all around the bottom in which she carried her worldly belongings and her pamphlets, walked for peace.  She walked for peace among the nations and for peace within an individual.

Her philosophy: when enough of us find inner peace, our institutions will become more peaceful and there will be no more occasions for war.  Her most outstanding message to achieve inner peace:  Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.

I became aware of the Peace Pilgrim from my travel books that did not promote a particular destination nor did they have any maps.  They contained stories and tales about pilgrimages that signified internal travels.  What is the purpose for travelling?  What is the call for travelling?  What is the reason for travelling?

This is from the Peace Pilgrim: still....and know....that I am God. still....and know....that I am. still....and Know. still.

The Peace Pilgrim was copyrighted in 1982 by the friends of the Peace Pilgrim.  It was copyrighted only to prevent its being misused.  People working for peace, spiritual development and growth of human awareness throughout the world have their willing permission to reproduce material from the book.

There was also a note attached to the Peace Pilgrim that encouraged the reader to leave the book somewhere for some other person to pick it up, read it, and in turn pass it along.  I read it, enjoyed it, and passed it along.

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