When I first closed my eyes in a thoughtful way, I was doing yoga at home sitting on the wood floor of my living room. In that instant, I knew Universe is all around me, and that we are all connected. In an instant this connectedness became clear to me. I hadn’t known this before. It seemed to arise from dormancy, springing from seed to flower once I was ready to explore my spirituality. I say the sense of connectedness was dormant because I believe the knowledge was in my consciousness but out of my everyday awareness. My moment of epiphany reminded me of Dorothy’s transition from her black and white existence to the world of Technicolor. Oh how the world shifted, becoming multidimensional, complex, interesting and bright! Meditation is an amazing activity which takes us out of our logical mind – the brain – to allow us to explore our multidimensional capability. This allows us to explore love and compassion as we touch our true nature which is Divine. After my initial experience, there were stretches of time when I didn’t meditate. Afterwards, I began to meditate occasionally. Later, I participated in a spiritual group which met weekly, and then monthly for meditation. Currently I meditate for 20 minutes almost every day. When I don’t have time in the morning, I’ll close my eyes on the NYC subway for 5 or 10 minutes. This refreshes me. This steady practice develops what I call the muscle, the discipline of shifting into Technicolor. Meditation is a wonderful time-in to our deeper self, and a time-out from thinking and internal chatter.