Words of Peace
18 Affirmations for Pursuing
"Be a student of Aaron. Love peace and pursue peace"-Hillel
1) I place a great value on creating peaceful relationships and am willing
to invest the time and effort to help actualize this goal in my life.
I believe that creating peace in my relationships with others can have
a positive impact in protecting the Jewish people and bringing about
peace in Israel and in the world.
3) I accept responsibility for my
words and actions which can help to create peace or divisiveness.
I respect the Divine soul of each person I encounter, even if I disagree
with him or her.
5) I avoid using words which can cause unnecessary
pain to any individual, even if I disagree with him or her.
6) I accept
that G-D gives me what I need to grow spiritually, including difficult
people. This awareness does not absolve others from responsibility for
their words and actions. However, it does allow me to become a better
7) I recognize the destructive power of anger and work to minimize
its impact in my interactions with others.
8) I trust that G-D is the
ultimate Authority in resolving disputes, and I do not need to compromise
my values or harm others to obtain an outcome.
9) I examine my motives
when disagreeing with another, and am willing to receive guidance to
see beyond my own bias and self interest.
10) I accept that most people
are doing the best they can given their level of awareness and other
limitations, and seek to give them the benefit of the doubt.
11) I forgive
others for the pain they cause me if they sincerely regret their actions
or where holding onto a resentment is harmful to my own spiritual path.
12) I acknowledge that my job is to make the effort to create peace,
but the results are not in my power to control.
13) I can strive to
understand another's point of view and communicate that understanding
to the person to whom I'm speaking, without necessarily agreeing with
14) I can promote peace by taking care of myself and
becoming a happier and more fulfilled person, reducing the likelihood
of responding from a place of sadness, anger or low self worth.
I can detatch from people and situations which create conflict or put
me at risk, and take appropriate action to protect myself.
16) I can
work toward creating an outcome which benefits all parties in a dispute
and seeking "win-win" solutions.
17) I can pray to G-D for the clarity
and strength needed to create peace in my own life, family and community.
18) I can unconditionally commit to the above principles with an awarenes
that G-D can help me to achieve them.