Just do your best. This is the whole practice , the whole of your life. All sorts of chatter comes up in the midst of the circumstances of our life. Something breaks, we clean it up or fix it up. Or we start chattering about “Why does this happen to me. Oh, I always do this. What Am I going to do? What does this mean?” After speaking with someone, do we continue holding onto the discussion with internal chatter like, “Why did they say that to me? It’s not fair they say it to me”? If that chatter – habits of reactions, habit of thoughts and emotions – arises, then right there in the noticed chatter is our practice.
Everything is the Way: Ordinary Mind Zen