pema pearls:

Nonjudgemental Openness
Over time, as the thinking mind begins to settle [through the practice of meditation], well start to see our patterns and habits far more clearly. This can be a painful experience. I cant overestimate the importance of accepting ourselves exactly as we are right now, not as we wish we were or think we ought to be. By cultivating nonjudgmental openness to ourselves and to whatever arises, to our surprise and delight we will find ourselves genuinely welcoming the never-pin-downable quality of life, experiencing it as a friend, a teacher, and a support, and no longer as an enemy. 
~ Pema Chodron