In Tibet, practitioners would sometimes be instructed to go into a cave or canyon and alternately yell compliments and insults at themselves, listening to the echoed sounds and watching the mind's reactions to the praise and criticism.

Glenn H. Mullin in Gems of Wisdom from the Seventh Dalai Lama by Glenn H. Mullin


To Practice This Thought:
Make a tape recording of your own personal barrage of praise and insults. Play it back to yourself and note how you respond.