A car not in use is completely off. Likewise, the off-duty mind is completely silent. Things happen and we think, but between experiences? Deep silence. No thought. That, anyway, is how we’re designed.
The world has never been noisier and more clamorous than it is right now.
Words are useful to the extent they prepare us for silence.
Who am I? The answer is in the question. All else is who I am not.
The fastest way to stop thinking is to notice nothing. Silence, for example. Or the space between this word and the next. Do this frequently. The mind is thing-addicted. No-thing slaps it silly.
How does your heart garden grow? In silence.