The “Judge Your Neighbor Worksheet”, also known as the Byron Katie Worksheet, is a wonderfully brilliant tool designed by Byron Katie that allows for the investigation of the mind’s projections onto others or the world.
The simple instructions at the top will guide you through. What would work best is that you have a worksheet filled out prior to a session. This would mean more time in a session for actually doing “The Work”.
If for any reason you can not do the worksheet, that’s fine, we can do it together, or you can take time in the session to fill it out. There are other approaches to using “The Work” which can be explored in a session but this worksheet seems to be the most powerful.
The “Judge Your Neighbor Worksheet” is based on the idea that everything we think or feel about others is a projection of what is going on inside ourselves.
There is a beautiful opportunity when we allow our judgments of others to be there without censor, freeze them on paper in front of us, and take time to investigate. There are many messages from the larger culture, or from religious or spiritual cultures, that tell us it is not acceptable to judge.
The reality is that we do!
Usually, we do one of many things with these judgements. We may act them out through indulgence of blame, guilt tripping, arguing, etc., or we may resist these judgments by suppressing them, blaming ourselves, or feeling guilty, any of which only solidifies them or makes them much larger or more problematic than they once were. Therefore, unless we investigate these judgments, they may remain unresolved in our consciousness waiting for the light of truth and understanding.