When I feel myself being dragged down by the news, I turn to Peace Pilgrim to refresh my attitude. Peace, who walked across the country with her message for peace in the world is my hero and the inspiration for this blog. I will share a few of quotes here and hope my readers will ponder how they might be inspired within themselves and perhaps look at the country and the world in a diferent way.
“This is the way of peace-overcome evil with good, and falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.”
“The ideal society has yet to be built-one which balances nicely collective well-being and individual well-being.”
“It concerns me when I see a small child watching the hero shoot the villian in television. It is teaching the small child to believe that shooting people is heroic. The hero just did it and it was effective. It was acceptable and the hero was well thought of afterward.”
“The number one world problem is immaturity. We choose to live at a small fraction of our real potential. In our immaturity we are greedy; some grab more than their share so that others starve. In our immaturity we are fearful: we build armaments against one another, resulting in war. If we work on world problems, we usually work at the level of symptom. I have chosen to work primarily at the level of removing cause.”
“At a simple level, good is that which helps people; evil is that which hurts people.”
“I am a conservative in wanting to preserve the good things-I am a liberal in wanting to change things that need to be changed.”
“Peace is more than the temporary absence of war; it is the absence of the causes of war.“