How to eradicate your inner judge
Recently I was walking through the park on a warm summer night, and I came to the long overdue realization that I judge other people in my own head.
I'd really rather not. It's not good for the soul.
-- Your Honor
Now, give your soul a checklist.
-- Forgive versus judge anything you yourself have done.
-- Forgive anything you've forgiven in someone you love.
-- Forgive anything that could have even one reasonable or sympathetic explanation -- though thinking up as many as possible is a great exercise in compassion.
Say you've judged a stranger for snapping at his kids. But maybe he's just been dumped/fired/scarily diagnosed. Forgivable, right? So forgive.