While I know this isn't necessarily pertinent to yoga, it's 100% applicable to life. It can be difficult and sometimes impossible to share our story with others in our every day life. I believe that some part of us is judgmental no matter how hard we may try to cast those thoughts aside. Everyone has the opportunity to make snap judgements: your child's teacher (I'm guilty!), that person you accidentally cut off in a rush to beat the red light, the librarian you always see, your neighbor, that runner on the treadmill next to you, even friends. Let's not even begin to discuss those who want to share their opinions of your health/your parenting/your cohabitation/your spending/your entire life. As I get older, I try more and more to remember that you never really know the intricacies of a person.
And this is what I will strive for. Judgements minimal and happiness & love optimal.