Today would mark the 102nd birthday of Peace Pilgrim, the woman who walked across the US, She walked over 25,000 miles from 1953 until her death in 1981. Her goal was to walk until people learned peace. In her words, she vowed to “remain a wanderer until mankind has learned the way of peace, walking until given shelter and fasting until given food.”
One of the things I really love about her is that she has a very similar philosophy to mine – that is, that peace begins at home. Not only at home, but with yourself – inner peace is the source of world peace. Can you imagine if everyone on the planet attained inner peace?
Her life and work showed that one person with inner peace can make a significant contribution to world peace.
What an amazing testament to Trust and the power of a passion and following your purpose!
“This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.” – Peace Pilgrim