I have been meditating lately, trying to focus on a single object.. usually a small circle that I visualize. I try to keep my mind focused solely on that thing. It's funny how difficult it really is to do this, my mind wants to jump everywhere but where I'm trying to put it. I guess I can only laugh at how undisciplined my mind is. I am getting better at it, though.
After meditating in this way for a long while, I usually get to this place where it feels as if a vast emptiness opens up. Other than the emptiness, there is not much else, my thinking process tends to be more fluid and gentle at this point though.
Last night after I quit meditating, this emptiness stayed with me for a while afterwards. It was a very funny feeling. Like underneath of everything I see/feel/hear, there was this vast feeling of emptiness still there.
Has anyone else experienced phenomena from meditation carrying over like this?
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