Recently I started a consistent meditation practice, thanks in large part to a workshop I attended led by Dean Sluyter. His approach, called Natural Meditation, encourages meditators to settle into the process. Take deep breaths. Pay attention to ambient noise. Relax into the chair, feeling supported. Then, allow thoughts to float through the mind without attachment or judgement. This practice has me contemplating judgement of all sorts, not just in meditation but also in life moments. In nature there are no judgements. The weed doesn't judge itself inferior. It pops up right next to the more acceptable, planted, wanted flowers. The dandelion offers us an opportunity to let go of the judgement of good and bad and instead just see its beauty.
Those thoughts of judgement are simply thoughts. Nothing...or no thing. The dandelion also reminds us to let it go. Let those judgements float away with the wind. And, be present. Be present to what is.