When Patanjali said Yoga is stopping the modifications of the mind, he was not saying that this is something that is to be a way of life. He was simply saying that if you stop the activity of the mind and yet remain awake - then you can have a glimpse into somthing else beyond the mind
He did not say that if you stop the activity of mind for a while, you will get a glimpse of something. He said this: yogah chit vritti nirodha, tada drasthu svarupa avasthanam. The goal of Yoga is the cessation of all modifications of consciousness, then the true witness is revealed in its true form.
In other words, the goal of Yoga is to end all the modificiations of consciousness, so that the true witness is revealed, no longer obscurbed by any modifications.
Patanjali has not said stopping a few thoughts in your mind, and then coming back to your ordinary life. He has said the cessation of every modification of consciousness from the very beginning of time. Surely, you have not ceased every modification Amir?
What one is calling samskaras are necessary for life, and there are even samskaras which assist the expansion of consciousness. Every time one has a glimpse of silence, it leaves a trace in the mind. With enough traces, certain tendencies are created which enable a person to become awakened or to integrate one’s awakening.
If you are getting thousands of thoughts in your consciousness field, you are not enlightened, in fact far from it. First, you have conscious thoughts to deal with. Then subconscious thoughts. Then unconscious thought. At every stage along the way your perception of reality will alter radically, because you are accessing a different level of the consciousness field. Now, if you are telling me you are getting thousands of conscious thoughts a day you cannot possibly be at the higher levels.
A conscious thought is a symptom that your vrittis are still dancing Thousands of them is a symptom of high vritti activity. Keep going with your Yoga.