Our emotions are wedded to our thoughts. Together they create a litany that never ends. To stop the distractions, to make art and poetry and dance, you have to go deeper. Don’t analyze your problems. Drop beneath the chatter. Forget your name, your face, your place in the world. Just sit. Dive into the space that appears. When you stop trying to make it happen, the numinous will reveal itself, and that’s what you’re waiting for.