We must, in order to understand our minds, slow down the speed of our thinking – not stop it – but slow the speed down in order to be able to study it, follow it to its outer limit.
A help to this is to keep philosophical diary.
If you are the thought-process present in passive listening, the thought is understood as it is.
And in this practice you are not self-assertive, desirous after power, after a name, after position.
You are what you are, simple and nobody.
Then the thinking no longer is self-producing, but self-forgetful.
It is made transparent in being, and then you discover something beyond imagination.