I saw this quote the other day and it struck a chord for me. I've never considered myself to be a very judgmental person (in regards to thinking I'm above another), but I found myself gearing towards the feeling during a yoga class the other evening (out of all places, yoga...like, really ego???) ANYWAYZ as I was saying: Judgmental. Me. Yoga class. As I was settling into each pose I started to get semi-irritated over my surroundings. The teacher I had was in training, so naturally she was a little nervous (stumbling over her words/getting tongue-tied) while guiding 40-something people through a sweaty 75 min yoga flow (looking back, I know I would have been a nervous wreck if I were in her position..maybe even dim the lights and escape through the back door while leaving people in child's pose and hoping no one would notice 👀) I also was beside a girl who had never been to a class prior to the one we were in, yet I found myself not being able to relax over her sighs of frustration with herself. And here I am- being annoyed that "I" CAN'T relax because of "THEM". It wasn't until after the class and sitting in my car that I realized that I had went from judging my surroundings to judging myself for judging my surroundings and was just digging myself a hole of judgement. I'm no yoga-star, FAR from it.. so why would I separate myself from others who were in the learning process just like me? After all, that's all yoga really is- a continuous learning process. And why take that judgment further by beating myself down about my lack of awareness at the time? I found myself in duality rather than unity. And it was this class that shined some light on my attitude. "I, me, mine" these problematic pronouns were my focus in those 75 minutes. Self-centeredness. And while I was reevaluating my attitude in the car and into the rest of my evening I realized it wasn't the outside source that was causing frustration for myself, it was coming from within and had extended from prior feelings over a prior on-going conflict that I had not yet fully worked through.