To be at one with God is to be at peace

To be at one with God is to be at peace . . . Peace is to be found only within, and unless one finds it there one will never find it at all. Peace lies not in the external world. It lies within one’s own soul.

~ Ralph W. Trine

To find peace from within

Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances . . .

~ by Mohandas Gandhi

In finding peace

In finding peace and recognizing the light in yourself, we say there's a hearth in your heart where the Creator has given you something very sacred, a special gift, a special duty, an understanding. And now is the time for us to clean out those hearths, to let that inner light glow.

~ from WEAVING THE VISIONS by Dhyani Ywahoo

Peace is every step

Peace is every step.
The shining red sun is my heart.
Each flower smiles with me.
How green, how fresh all that grows.
How cool the wind blows.
Peace is every step.
It turns the endless path to joy.

~ from PEACE IS EVERY STEP by Thich Nhat Hanh

Our work for peace

Our work for peace must begin within the private world of each of us . . .

~ by Dag Hammarskjold

Like a cat asleep on a chair at peace

All that matters is to be at one
with the living God
to be a creature in the house of the God of Life.
Like a cat asleep on a chair
at peace, in peace . . .
feeling the presence of Peace
like a great assurance
a deep calm in the heart
a presence
as of the master sitting at the board
in his own and great being
in the house of life.

~ by D. H. Lawrence

To build a peaceful world

We will not build a peaceful world by following a negative path. It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it. We must concentrate . . . on the positive affirmation of peace. We must see that peace represents a sweeter music, a cosmic melody that is far superior to the discords of war. Somehow, we must transform the dynamics of the world power struggle . . . to a positive contest to harness humanity's creative genius for the purpose of making peace and prosperity a reality for all the nations of the world. . . . If we have a will -- and determination -- to mount such a peace offensive, we will unlock hitherto tightly sealed doors of hope and transform our imminent cosmic elegy into a psalm of creative fulfillment.

~ Martin Luther King

Inner peace is not found by staying on the surface of life

Inner peace is not found by staying on the surface of life, or by attempting to escape from life through any means. Inner peace is found by facing life squarely, solving its problems, and delving as far beneath the surface as possible to discover its verities and realities.

~ from Peace Pilgrim

Everyone thirsts for peace

Everyone thirsts for peace, but few people understand that perfect peace cannot be obtained as long as the inner soul is not filled with the presence of God.

~ by Anandamayi Ma

The peace of each moment

May the peace of each moment enfold you in rhythm with heaven’s celestial heartfelt beat.

~ By Nan Merrill
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