The Question: "How do you prepare yourself, all alone, to enter an extraordinary state on an ordinary morning?" By showing up. Day in, day out. By not judging how it is going. If it's going at all, that's enough. You can't afford to think about how the work will be received when you are finished. That's not your job. Remember, we're learning to surrender the delivery of details of our dreams. Our job, then, is just to do it. It can't be published, produced, performed, or purchased if it doesn't exist.