how strong can the power of awareness of your physical body be?
I did this meditation from a book where I was told to just focus my awareness on my middle finger and it will grow longer than your other hand. The first few time I did this it did exactly what it was supposed to do.
This time it had been a while since I had done it, so once again I focused on my right hand middle finger but this time I kept telling it to grow. When I finally compared my hands I had actually shrank all of my fingers on that hand except my thumb which got bigger.
My question is why when I just focus it does what I want but when I tell it to do what I want it does the complete opposite times ten. They literally shrunk 1/2 an inch in length but once I stopped focusing went back to normal.