I would highly recommend that you try this on for one day- be aware of your internal thoughts and judgements. How you judge yourself, others and people behind the machines (ie: “who ever build this town is stupid, why would you put a round about there”).
Notice how often you actually make a judgement, not an observation, but an actual negative comment/thought in regards to yourself, another or a “thing”. Then observe the theme.
For example: In my first Tao session, I had the realization that an old fear or belief wasnot being the best, fear of failure and how others would perceive or judge me. Throughout the next day, I began to notice the comments that would dance in my head that were actually judgements proving my fear incorrect.
Detailed example: 2.5 months ago I broke my foot in five places and had surgery. I was placed in several casts of varying purposes and then eventually on crutches with a walking boot. Two weeks ago I ditched the crutches and the walking boot. Yesterday, I thought I would try to gently hit some tennis balls as functional physical therapy. I’m a competitive, solid 4.5 tennis player. Day one on the court was fun. Day 2 post Tao exercise, I noticed I was judging my skill against the women playing on the court next to me. Later that day, there was a guy at the pool who was loudly voicing his opinions to his buddy and I had some quiet thoughts and judgements in my head around his behavior. Lastly, when I was putting together some thoughts for work, it wasn’t moving as quickly as I wanted it to and had some negative self talk and internal adult temper-tantrum.
Nobody notices these “internal behaviors”, but MY BODY DOES and guess who manifests the negative effects of toxic thoughts. THE BODY! Just notice what you do.