To demonstrate this, allow me to ask you several questions to inspire your imagination.
- First of all, think of an Apple.
- What type of apple is it?
- What colour is it?
- Where is the apple?
- Is it hanging from a tree or somewhere else?
- Is there anything else around the apple?
How did you go?
Were you able to answer these questions?
I have never met anyone that couldn’t. This is visualisation. However, you got those answers is the way you visualise things. You may have seen the apple in your mind, you may have felt the apple, or you may have just thought of an apple. Whatever it was for you is right for you.
So if you were someone who thought they couldn’t visualise, now you know that you can. You simply do it differently to how others have described it.
For better or worse, guided meditations often use language aligned with the visual sense. Once you realise that visualisation can really mean any type of inner representation, it opens up a whole world of meditations.