Oh, how I wish I were perfect! But of course, I’m not. And just like anyone else, I judge others.
Judging can be a knee-jerk reaction to things that we think that we would not do. Or how we think we are not.
But my favorite spiritual teacher, Ram Dass, teaches us that judgements are really projections of parts of our own selves. And these judgments separate us from others, from ourselves and even from God.
Baba Ram Dass suggests that when we notice ourselves judging, we add to our judgement the words above. “…and I am that, too.” To remind ourselves that the judgment is a projection and that we can own that.
I’d love to know what you think about this technique.