I liked the thoughts you both shared on this topic. I would like to add my two cents as well :)
There is a term called 'antaḥkaraṇa' from the Vedas. It is the antaḥkaraṇa where inner thought originates because antaḥkaraṇa comprises manas (mind), citta (subconscious), ahaṅkāra (ego) and buddhi (intellect)
Meditation takes us into the core of antaḥkaraṇa and there one can witness the thoughts getting originated and dissolved into more thoughts and yet because one is meditating one has the control over these very thoughts.