If we want true silence, the natural state, effortless meditation, we need to leave the mind alone. We leave everything just as it appears, without making choices, without touching. We leave everything as it is. As long as we make choices and struggle for something, the experience of our real nature will remain hidden. Peace is already here. Freedom is already here. Effortless silence reveals itself when we abandon every idea of being able to attain something and needing to struggle to attain it. In that state of surrender all striving comes to an end.