Meditate to stay in conscious contact with your Source, which always respects you.
Meditation is a way to experience what the five senses can’t detect. When you’re connected to the field of intention, you’re connected to the wisdom that’s within you. That divine wisdom has great respect for you, and it cherishes you while you’re here. Meditation is a way to ensure that you stay in a state of self-respect. Regardless of all that goes on around you, when you enter into that sacred space of meditation, all doubts about your value as an esteemed creation dissolve. You’ll emerge from the solemnity of meditation feeling connected to your Source and enjoying respect for all beings, particularly yourself.
Make amends with adversaries
The act of making amends sends out a signal of respect for your adversaries. By radiating this forgiving energy outward, you’ll find this same kind of respectful positive energy flowing back toward you. By being big enough to make amends and replace the energy of anger, bitterness, and tension with kindness, even if you still insist that you’re right, you’ll respect yourself much more than prior to your act of forgiveness. If you’re filled with rage towards anyone, there’s a huge part of you that resents the presence of this debilitating energy. Take a moment right here and now to simply face that person who stands out in your mind as someone you hurt, or directed at your, and tell him or her that you’d like to make amends. You’ll notice how much better you feel. That good feeling of having cleared the air is self respect. It takes much more courage, strength of character, and inner conviction tot make amends than is does to hang on to the low energy feelings.
Reference : The Power of Intention. Dr. Wayne W. Dyer.