“How can we work with the pain of judging? If we try to get rid of it by saying, “Oh, I shouldn’t be judging,” what is that? It’s just another judgment. Instead, acknowledge the judgment as it arises. Allow it to come and go. Sometimes it helps to give it a name. If your judgment reminds you of someone from the past try saying, “Thank you, Dad.” “I appreciate your opinion on that, Carol.” “Thanks for your opinion John.” Judgments are simply a prerecorded tape that plays through the mind over and over again. Try to have a sense of humor about your judgments – this will keep them in perspective relative to the rest of your life.”
Jack Kornfield, in “A Path With Heart”
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