networking -- Peace Pilgrim

Here SB invites other people to take part in networking a) to create "seeds" of existential living of the alternative structure (love, gifts, "consensus-sharing"...), or b) to create effective solidarity-networking of different steps in this direction (including an open forum for exchange between such alternative groups), or c) to present to searchers (public/media) all the different attempts and offers in this direction
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networking -- Peace Pilgrim

#1 Beitragvon oeff oeff » So 16. Mär 2014, 15:36

"oeff oeff" wrote at 5th september, 2010:

In the last 20 years of my life as a Schenker, I got first contact to informations about "Peace Pilgrim" in about 1994 or 1995, if I remember it correctly, at one of my tours as a "Truth-Pilgrim", as I called me... In one of the cities, where I sat with my banner (with a written message like: "Who wants to live SERIOUSLY in a globally responsable way? Who still believes in LOVE? Who still dreams of sharing without violence? - My consequence is, to live as a "Schenker"-Pilgrim, without luxury, state and money! We can talk... - And the adress of a website, today it would be or ...")...
A woman talked to me and spoke about that remarkable woman, who walked through America for lots of years to explain to the people the "way to peace"... She gave me a little book about that "Peace Pilgrim"... I read the book and was fascinated about the similarity of ideas and way of life. I also got a video lateron, and I sat a whole night in the living-room of my parents, whom I visited at that time, to watch this video... There were some details of thought and expression, which I found better than mine at that time - and which I learned by heart during that night, as good as I could...
I still remember my mother (- who previously often had complained, that I would do my outsider-life, because I would try to strike and get publicity - though in reality I had always more been a rather silent and concentrated person.. -), who then came to me sometimes in between, and rather inconsistently criticized me, that I should preserve my "own" personality instead of copying that "dubious" woman in the video...
I answered her, that I would "copy" only some details, because I had the same opinion as the "dubious" woman -- and that my only interest is TRUTH, independent from what source or person... From me or from another person, is no obstacle for me...
There remained always some open questions for me concerning Peace Pilgrim, for example I did not quite exactly see Peace Pilgrim's attitude and praxis concerning the domination- and state-subject... And I did not see much of a dimension of alternative community-building, or the development of an alternative structure or system like what I call "consensus-sharing"-community-culture or consensus-sharing-system...
Though the necessary "root-ideas" to my mind are all present in her message: the "spiritual therapy", softly inviting the good energies in the people instead of negatively critizing them (which often only provokes resistance or paralysation)...; a nonviolence, where it seems, that she even does not see possible exceptions in cases like of an agressive psychologically ill person...; an idea of gift-exchange or gift-sharing like the cells in an organism... - what I call "organic sharing" or "organic-planning" ("free organic-planned-economy" instead of the 'bureaucratic planned-economy' or "state capitalism" in the eastern "communist" states...)...; and the idea of building "grassroot-groups" seems to be in Peace Pilgrims message, too... - but very little, and not so, that she herself ever built something like this or would have participated...
And - what I see as the most specific point of "Schenkers-Movement" - the aspect of filtering out as much as possible an (unideological) "minimal consensus for a globally responsable development in the world" (- what I call the "smallest necessary denominator (for global responsability)", distinguishing it from a "smallest common denominator", and where I propose as content: "Enough REASON and LOVE, so that the humans become able for common-good-consensus-decisions..." - to which we can and should give then all other (detail-)questions to be decided... -) --- there Peace Pilgrim (as most of the "shining examples" of a LIFE IN LOVE, Buddha, Jesus, Gandhi...) is a bit too unclear to my mind... She offers again a big bundle of wise insights and words, but where there is the necessary, unreducible common-valid core (or "trunk") (- which cannot/may not be different from one person to the other, though this core or "trunk" can (at least in part) have different "roots" in the one direction, and different "branches" in the other direction - where tolerance for those different roots and branches is needed -) --- there also Peace Pilgrim is not exact enough to my mind...
However, it is much the same way... And in the following years we "Schenkers" and "Schenker-Allies" tried to take part a lot in spreading the knowledge of Peace Pilgrim and her ideas... We regarded ourselves as a part of the friends of Peace Pilgrim... And we got from the other friends of Peace Pilgrim a rest of Peace-Pilgrim-books in German translation, which we spread under the people... (Peace Pilgrim wanted her books not to be sold, but to be given as gifts...)
I regard the book of her as a very good explanation of the way to spiritual awakening... For me it is quite near to the Bible...


"Peace Pilgrim", who walked over 25,000 miles on her pilgrimage for peace...

From 1953 to 1981 a silver haired woman calling herself only "Peace Pilgrim" walked more than 25,000 miles on a personal pilgrimage for peace. She vowed to "remain a wanderer until mankind has learned the way of peace, walking until given shelter and fasting until given food." In the course of her 28 year pilgrimage she touched the hearts, minds, and lives of thousands of individuals all across North America. Her message was both simple and profound. It continues to inspire people all over the world...:

"This is the way of peace:
Overcome evil with good,
and falsehood with truth,
and hatred with love."


"Intellectually I touched God many times as truth and emotionally I touched God as love. I touched God as goodness. I touched God as kindness. It came to me that God is a creative force, a motivating power, an over-all intelligence, an ever- present, all pervading spirit -- which binds everything in the universe together and gives life to everything. That brought God close. I could not be where God is not. You are within God. God is within you."
Peace Pilgrim

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Re: networking -- Peace Pilgrim

#2 Beitragvon oeff oeff » So 16. Mär 2014, 15:39

"Gabriela" wrote at 5th september, 2010:

Hier, stiller und konzentrierter Träumer Bild ..und das du mir ja nicht auf die Idee kommst, das auch alles auswendig zu lernen... Bild und danke noch mal, dass du mich einst auf diese Frau aufmerksam machtest, Jürgen

PS: Deine Mutter ist bestimmt glücklich, wenn sie ihren Großen auch mal wieder in den Armen hat...

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