Before I sit down to meditate, I always think about why I’m doing it. In order to be able to contribute positively to my community – and best support my friends, family, and myself – I need to spend some time centering myself so that I can be the best version of myself for them. I’ve been a patron of the Zen Center since 2017, and have served on the Center’s Board of Directors since 2021. I believe in the profound effect that even a few minutes of mediation can have, and the ZEN Center of Syracuse helps so many people in Upstate NY achieve this.