If you need to use the mind for a specific purpose, use it in combination with the inner body. Only if you are able to stay conscious without thoughts, you can use the mind creatively.
Whenever you need an answer, a solution or a creative idea, stop thinking momentarily and concentrate your attention on your body or your breathing if it is easier for you at first. Become aware of the stillness.
In any activity related to thinking, practice the habit of alternating a few minutes of thought and others of internal listening, of inner stillness.
In other words, wee could summarize it this way: do not think only with your head, think with your whole body.
The Human condition is lost in thought
The next step of human evolution is to trascend thought. This is now an urgent task which doesn’t mean not to think anymore but simply not to be identified completely with your thoughts, be possessed by your thoughts..
Every thought pretends that it matters so much, it wants to draw your attention, so the best is not to take your thoughts too seriously.
In each human being there is a dimension of conscioussness far deeper than thought. It is the very essence of who you are, call it awareness, spirit, presence.
Listening to silence awakens the dimension of stillness within yourself. In the moment of noticing the silence around you, you are not thinking, you are aware but not thinking.
When you become aware of silence, you are PRESENT.
You can also learn from nature. Look at a tree, a plant, a rock..let your awareness rest upon it, how still they are, how deeply rooted in BEING they are. Allow NATURE to teach you stillness.