Seriously, I do a lot of meditating each day. However, I like including this seven minute SIT because - it is hard for me to sit and just LOOK at something. I choose the variable of seven because I like the number. Perhaps, eventually, I'll stretch my sitting period to 14 minutes of meditation! We'll see - because I sit for 7 minutes listening to the music, contemplating the Mandela - then I take 7 minutes to type this entry. So that's already 14 minutes (Yeah, yeah, excuses, excuses...) ANYWAY, I participated in an online Solar Eclipse Meditation, earlier today, around 2:11 p.m. It was 16 minutes - a definite High. Then I went outside, and was startled to actually SEE the Eclipse. I'm on the East Coast. I didn't expect to see it at all. I was ecstatic! I saw the moon covering the sun, then I saw the sun COME out again - it was like seeing the face of God. It was a BLAST OF LIGHT. I went back online and talked to some folks about their Eclipse meditation experiences - so I know I'm not alone, I just - the combination of the meditation and the seeing the eclipse - WOW. Anyway, I've had my sunglasses on. I started this meditation, looking at my Mandela. Then I realized that I had my sunglasses on. I raised them and was STARTLED by the colors in the Mandela! I saw lightning flashes, in the middle of the Mandela! Can I say, WOW again? I also practice my tightening my lower extremities while I meditated. All in all, this has been a good day for reach a new level in meditation and spiritual discipline.