Meditation is not against thought; it is for transcendence, it is going beyond thoughts. It is becoming so utterly naked that you can be seen by existence as you really are: with no mask, with no garments, just like a small child. And these are the great moments of life, when love starts showering from the beyond and one becomes beloved of existence. But one has to earn it, one has to be worthy of it, one has to deserve it.
That earning comes through meditation. Meditation prepares you to receive love. Existence is always ready to give it, but we are not ready to receive it, we are not empty enough to receive it. We are so full of rubbish; we are so full of thoughts, desires, memories, dreams, that there is no space within us. That space has to be created. That is the art of meditation: to create inner space.