The whole art of meditation does not only mean to sit in the lotus position and be silent for some amount of time. It means to be fully present to what is and who we are in every single instant. This is awareness.
Our minds can be trained to be use only when necessary, just like we do with our legs. Have you ever notice that when we are fully present to what we do...no uneccesary thoughts are there? So my point is not to be in non-action, but to be fully present while in action. This is waht happens when I write poetry...I am fully there, listening and writing.