What is Meditation?
Awareness of the Observer.
Contrary to some comments here on Kinfonet, I am usually unable to observe my thoughts.
Whenever I look, they are nowhere to be found.
Unless of course I find some thought to be really clever, or if I am obsessing over something - In which case the thought is repeated again and again for my pleasure (or horror)
But usually thoughts are like the floaters in my eye : they avoid my gaze.
Even more silence occurs when there is an awareness of the observer.