Words of wisdom from Peace Pilgrim:
"In all the people I meet... I see that divine spark. And that's what I concentrate on. All people look beautiful to me; they look like shining lights to me. I always have the feeling of being thankful for these beautiful people who walk the earth with me."
"There is a spark of good in everybody, no matter how deeply it may be buried. It is the real you. When I say 'you' what am I really thinking of? Am I thinking of the clay garment, the body? No, that's not the real you. Am I thinking of the self-centered nature? No, that's not the real you. The real you is that divine spark..."
"Humanity has only scratched the surface of its real potential.”
“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.”
"When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.”
"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 Wikipedia: Peace Pilgrim (1908 – 1981) was an American pacifist, vegetarian, and peace activist. She walked across the United States for 28 years expressing her ideas about peace. Peace Pilgrim's only possessions were the clothes on her back and the few items she carried in the pockets of her blue tunic which read "Peace Pilgrim" on the front and "25,000 Miles on foot for peace" on the back. She had no organizational backing, carried no money, and would not even ask for food or shelter. When she began her pilgrimage she had taken a vow to "remain a wanderer until mankind has learned the way of peace, walking until given shelter and fasting until given food."
"Wouldn’t it be better to uplift each other, than to destroy each other? That’s the simple question that Peace Pilgrim asked, by virtue of the way she lived." ~ from Reflections on Peace Pilgrim’s Life by John Robbins, author of Diet for A New America