And how do we quiet the mind?
Only in quiet waters things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.
-- HANS MARGOLIUS, quoted in A Toolbox for Humanity
Well, first by recognizing what the typical noise in the mind is all about: judgment, grasping, attachment to outcome.
And the only way I know to help ourselves is through meditation - the real thing. (Not just zoning out but giving reality the kind of relaxed attention that brings us to alertness and further awareness.)