"When my Guru left Kayavarohana West after visiting here, he gave me five instructions. One of them was to do self-inspection at the end of each day without being critical and to ask, "How have I failed? How have I been mean to people?" He encouraged me to admit my mistakes and to look at those shortcomings. I have done this and it has helped my spiritual progress immeasurably. Normally it is not good to focus on negativity in life, but it is good to identify your own failures and then let go of them."
Relating and Spiritual Consciousness: Communication, Love and Relating Dyads;
Chapter 5, Criticalness and Self Inspection.
by Charles Berner