Zen meditation experience:
I did this after doing 30 minutes of Qigong yesterday (see other thread).
I did the meditation for 30 minutes.
I had already used nosespray to clear the sinuses, drank a glass of water, but after doing Qigong I needed the bathroom again, so I used it before starting so I wouldn't be distracted.
I burned some Nag Champa incense to help clear the mind.
I focused on a white spot on a big green balance ball in my basement (as seen above).
I meditated and stared at the spot.
After 2 minutes, the spot began to glow. After 5 minutes, the whole ball seemed to glow. After 10 minutes, the whole room seemed to glow, and the spot was glowing even brighter than before. I closed my eyes briefly and saw intense neural discharges in the eyelids. This is what was distorting my vision. I opened my eyes and continued. After 15 minutes, everything was glowing, and had lost color- everything seemed washed out. The ball itself no longer appeared green, but black. The spot was brighter than ever. The ball itself seemed like it was moving, though it wasn't, it seemed like it could move at any time. After 20 minutes, I felt a strong connectedness with the dot, and with everything in the room. Everything in the room seemed to concentrate into that one point. After 25 minutes, I thought that the dot and I were not so different, and it seemed to be alive too. It seemed like an external manifestation of me, or spirit. After 30 minutes, I cannot remember what happened, but I recall feeling like I was in another place and time. I realized I had been doing the meditation for 30 minutes, and so I stopped. I counted from 1 to 5 in my head and then said "I am awake". I stopped looking at the dot, and got up slowly and stretched a little bit. I then went and got a glass of water.