I've been reading 'nothing special' and 'everyday zen' and joko beck seems to make a case for not just noticing thoughts but labeling them before allowing them to go. I've been trying it and I think it's a good practice, but I wanted to know what others think about it? I haven't come across it in other books so far on Jundo's list, I did read it in some essay by Myla kabat-zinn. Are there other teachers who recommend it? Does Dogen or any classical writers mention it?