Meditation does not describe a state of not thinking, but rather the state of having thought through to the end.
For a long time I thought I couldn’t meditate because my mind wandered to the future, to the past, mostly ignoring the now. Until I realized that I just needed to focus on this mind; namely, any thoughts that I had not finished thinking and any feelings that I had not finished feeling or expressing.
To focus on everything that remained inside me during the daily external stress. And after I brought up all these things, and there were quite a few, and looked at them and understood them for myself, there was a strange stillness.
I call it the Sound of the All, and I suppose it is the meditative state itself, the very one that one attains when, at least for now, one has finished experiencing, feeling, perceiving, and understanding as far as one is possibly able to.
When one has cleared all the dissonances that have arisen from contact with worlds outside of oneself, the submerged rocks in the unconscious, so to speak, which were creating turbulence on the surface, are released and one is thus reconnected with everything that is, flows in complete unity with it.
This is why meditation is not limited to just sitting still; you can loosen these rocks in dance, in games, in art, in sports – certain activities and inactivities let us slide into a different frequency range of our brain, which supports a clarification of the subconscious field and, whether we are consciously aware of it or not not, gives us the space to do this in a playful and easy way. When all bodies are involved, lasting change can be achieved as the new clarity is integrated at all levels.
If you wish to dive deeper into your meditation practice but don’t know how, I happily guide and teach you in a Chi Session.