We are always surrounded by noise. Even the quietest of spaces have noises. To quiet our minds we sometimes need to quiet our space. To begin the quiet process we need to sit still and just be.
While you are reading this on the screen you are likely hearing the hum of your computer's fan or having the din of some music you may be playing in the background. Perhaps you are wiggling on your chair, or handling some of the objects around your desk.
Try an exercise of stillness. It is unlikely to be easy, it is unlikely to be pure silence, but you may be able to do half of this exercise.
Silence and stillness usually bring us the freedom to begin inner retrospection.
You could try listening to a short nature sound the same one every day, for a week to see if it relaxes your mind and opens you up to new possibilities.
Here are a couple of suggestions: