[Page updated: 2 July 2021]
This is the 4th video in the series of meditation experiences videos. The topic of this video is an experience that some people get after the mind stops thinking thoughts. The experience is what I’ve always called the “Fatness Feeling.” I have had this feeling often since I was a small boy. It didn’t happen during meditation, I wasn’t doing any back then. It happened as I came out of sleep and woke up on my bed. I felt a numbness in my hands usually and it progressed all over my body – or, remained at the hands. It then turned into a growing feeling – my hands and/or whole body got rather numb and then felt like it was growing… expanding outwardly at all points.
A truly strange experience! I was very happy when I received this experience during meditation the first time. I cried later – there was a tremendous relief to find out what it was after all those years of not knowing. None of my friends ever had it. My family did not have it. Nobody I ever talked to – had it. I quickly stopped telling people about it for fear of being different.
As I posted a few different articles about the topic here at Jhana8.com, I’ve had a good number of people tell me in the comments section that they also experienced this fatness feeling! They were also relieved to have found someone else experiencing the same thing.