MC Yogi wrote "Heaven Is Here" after experiencing an epiphany about his own happiness.
In an interview with Songfacts
, he explained, "Heaven is actually a state of mind that we can really dip into right here and now at the present moment if we have the tools and the technology to get out of our way and to really clear the mind and reconnect with what's shining in the centre of our lives, and start having this experience of being at peace and feeling bliss and feeling connected and less attached and less angry and less stressed out."
As he'd been looking back at his life, Yogi realized that the emotional peaks didn't come in record sales or big shows. "All those things are wonderful," Yogi said, "but the happiest moments of my life was when I were with my grandparents, or with my dog."
Yogi wanted to capture that realization in song, reminding himself and his listeners that happiness is something to be had here and now, once the mind and spirit are disciplined and at peace.