Chris is new to meditation. He came to Chan Meditation in the Park class and he was very lucky to be able to cross his legs and sit in full lotus. He sat for 10~15 minutes during the class and unbuckled the legs. The pain was too much for him.
He came back to the class for the second time, and told us that he sat in full lotus for one hour and endured. It was really hard and painful. But after one hour, he noticed that the pain just disappeared and his mind felt so relaxed. Nothing really bothered him much.
He was able to go back to work and talked to his boss about his wage. He got 10% raise at his job and got longer lunch break. He also noticed that his performance has improved at work.