“When you find peace within yourself you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.”
Finding peace within oneself is not only the key to happiness, but also the key to peace in the world. When we can find contentment and satisfaction in our own lives, we are less likely to feel the need to control or change others. We become more tolerant, forgiving, and compassionate. We can live more peacefully with those around us when we find peace within ourselves.
Peace Pilgrim, born as Mildred Lisette Norman in 1908, was an American peace activist and spiritual teacher. She embarked on a remarkable journey in 1953, walking across the United States, vowing to spread a message of peace and nonviolence. Adopting the name “Peace Pilgrim,” she carried only a few possessions, relying on the kindness of strangers for her basic needs. Throughout her 28-year pilgrimage, she walked over 25,000 miles, visiting countless communities and sharing her simple yet profound philosophy of inner peace and universal love. Peace Pilgrim’s unwavering commitment to peace and her selfless example of living a life dedicated to spreading love and harmony continue to inspire people around the world.