Next time you're walking down a street, or sitting on a park bench or in a coffee shop, notice how you judge people as they pass by; for example, the way they dress; whether they smoke, are overweight, are chewing gum; how loud they talk, what kind of car they drive. Bring your attention inward, to observing your mind and the judgments it is making on what it sees. The knack of it is to bring our attention from the people outside of us, to ourselves, and what is going on inside of us. For example, as you walk down the street, first bring your attention to yourself, to your feet on the ground, your breathing, the swing of your arms. Become aware that "in this moment I am walking down the street." And now, observing the passersby, notice any judgments passing across your mind. It is a shift of perspective that will bring you more in touch with yourself.

Pragito Dove in Lunchtime Enlightenment