Meditation and not thinking

Commenting my post https://julienmatei.com/2012/10/09/happiness-is-the-real-you/
Richard says:

The more important fact is that it is even possible to stop thinking when you are awake and conscious. The so-called meditation is nothing more than stopping thinking.

So I claim, the first step towards real happiness is to stop thinking. Not necessarily permanently but the more the merrier.

You see
It is tricky: can thinking put a stop to itself? If to “stop thinking” entails a volitional act, “non thinking” will  surely become even more thinking – quite obvious, nothing but a wishful projection. Consider this: Who is the inner authority wanting to stop thinking?…If I sit down and meditate with the purpose of putting a conscious stop to thought, tell me – is that meditation? No, it’s delusion, the ego’s way to fool itself. Ego says: I meditate I am egoless…
The kind of non thinking I talk about is not to be found within the frame of duality. Non thinking is not an ideal – it is not something attainable with any of our inner tools…

Non thinking is grace…- the prerogative of enlightenment. Illumination is indeed very rare. Why do you think that Zen disciples spend years with mind–blowing koans and very few – if any – become enlightened…?

As I said, the first step to real understating is to recognize the hopelessness of our dualistic predicament…Only that kind of non selective and non controlled Attention is the only key. This non–volitional Attention, so to say, is the beginning to real change, the first step to Freedom.

Only in this Awareness we might find out what is beyond duality.
Only this awareness is the glimpse of “the real” reality.

A question to you all

Isn´t it so that we live either “earlier” or “later”? Isn´t this our daily predicament?

Indeed, we live in a constant state of avoiding, fighting  the Moment…how can we be free in such an attitude of invariable resistance?

How can we know something for real, when instead of having a right relation with Now, we do everything to escape this very moment?

The civilization as we know it, is nothing but an inane attempt to outwit Now.  A meaningless, futile fight with life…

This absurd struggle with life means illness – yes, psychic and physical ailment.

We take this crazy affliction for life. We persevere and distort every natural expression. We are deeply unhappy, living in constant frustration and jaundice, but no…we are too proud to realize our madness.

Indeed, let´s blame the economy, the climate, fate and governments! Tell people that their very life is a mess and a terrific existential Crisis, and you will be considered mad or utterly obnoxious.

Everybody sees but plays blind…So…what is to be done…? How do we deal with this present state of perfidiously chosen falsehood?