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Strange Meditation Experience
A few weeks ago I went and sat in a Zen meditation class at lunch time.
I had a bit of a blocked nose that day so was having some trouble breathing in and out through it. All of a sudden the teacher heading the class sneezed and immediately my nose cleared up! Granted, I was startled by the noise so it was probably that that caused my nose to clear but I still found it a little odd.
Then, a few minutes later, the teacher came around to adjust people's posture (as they do in Zen). He lightly touched my shoulders and moved them slightly. Then he stayed with his hands on my shoulders for what seemed like ages (about a minute). I began to get uncomfortable with this until I opened my eyes and realised he had walked back to his cushion and wasn't there any more!
It was kind of weird. It's funny how the mind plays tricks on us.