When I was a teenager, I was not happy with my mind. Fifty years later, I think I see that there’s a natural rhythm in awareness, a rhythm that Gautama identified as his “way of living”. In particular, mindfulness of the cessation of habitual or volitive action with regard to the movement of breath allows a natural rhythm in awareness that includes thought.
Lots of folks discover that they are helpless to do the right thing in life, and learn to give their action up to a higher power. When they give their action up, I believe they experience the same cessation of habitual or volitive action I have learned to experience, and they find a more natural rhythm of awareness.