Krishnamurti has observed that the very act of meditation will, in itself, bring order to the activity of thought without the intervention of will, choice, decision, or any other action of the thinker. As such order comes, the noise and chaos which are the usual background of our consciousness die out, and the mind becomes generally silent…. In this silence, Krishnamurti says that something new and creative happens, something that cannot be conveyed in words, but that is of extraordinary significance for the whole of life.
In the face of entropy and randomness (the Second Law of Thermodynamics) life naturally tends to create order. I believe Krishnamurti’s observation about silence and meditation is integrally related to this mysterious universal phenomenon. We simply need to sit still, continually sense our relaxing body, and allow the ripples and rumblings of the ‘monkey mind’ to settle out. Of course, this quieting of the mind is rarely easy, especially at first. That’s the purpose, practice and goal of meditation. And, over time, it unfailingly works.