Marching Orders

Live reverently, compassionately, and respectfully toward yourself and all else in the world. ~ Beattie, Melody. More Language of Letting Go: 366 New Daily Meditations (Hazelden Meditation Series) (p. 293). Hazelden Publishing. Kindle Edition.

Live reverently toward yourself
aware you are a child of God,
a part of God, your allegiance
in all things to your God
spreading the love as part of God,
bringing the world into the fold.
Live compassionately toward yourself,
setting aside your self-derision,
your self-flagellation, for mistreatment
of you, a part of God cannot exist
to damage you or others who like you
are children of God.
Live respectfully toward yourself
so you will respect the other
children of God worthy of
everything loving, everything healing,
everything Godly, everything right.