To sit still and silent may relieve you of motion and noise.
But it won't relieve you of the motion and noise of your mind, if your attention is there.
True stillness can be found in the midst of motion and noise. Because motion and noise arise in stillness.
No need to shut them out. Simply turn your attention to the stillness, before which all phenomena arise, including motion and noise, and you will realise you are already home.
Stillness isn't missing, you've simply been looking away.
Contemplation / 29/05/16