The body, mind and emotions are instruments which can be used by either the self-centered nature or the God-centered nature. – The Peace Pilgrim
a role model
In my very early years of enquiry into the spiritual life Mildred Lisette Norman Ryder was a major influence. She’s more popularly known as The Peace Pilgrim. Her story is an amazing one. Her life was the message, a message of finding inner peace and spreading it via contact. She walked, literally hiked, all over the United States for 28 years of her life, walking the talk instead of just talking about it! You may download or order a printed copy of her inspiring book here.
Her central message is that we must be genuinely peaceful first and then that peace can be a beacon for others.
This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love. – The Peace Pilgrim
She speaks about 4 Preparations, 4 Purifications and 4 Relinquishments in order to achieve a peace beyond understanding one that is invincible!
More here or in her book!
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A weekend celebration of “Peace through Art and Music”, in honor of what would have been Peace Pilgrim’s 101st. birthday was held in her home town of Egg Harbor, New Jersey on July 17-19, 2009. The events included, within others, a concert with folksinger Jody Kessler, a two-mile inter-generational Walk for Peace and historical tour to Peace Pilgrim’s childhood home, hosted by Peace Pilgrim’s sister Helene Young, and an old-fashioned pot-luck community picnic. We are planning a similar event in 2010 as we celebrate Peace Pilgrim and how the pilgrimage continues.
More information at: http://www.peacepilgrim100.org/
Friends of Peace Pilgrim Board Member
Author of Wholeness in Living: Kindling the Inner Light
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