Pick an Image, Any Image

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Stop stalling about trying imagery or getting into imagination. Start simply but profoundly. Sometime when you are just hanging out and are relaxed with nothing too special on your mind other than hanging out:

1. Pick an image, any image. This can be from any source or form (I prefer to hold something rather than just have it on the computer screen). This can be a photo of something you know or something totally unknown to you. ┬áDon’t spend too much time picking “the right image” because the goal of this exercise is doing imagery work, not how to pick the right image.

2. Get comfortable, probably sitting rather than reclining.

3. Look at the image a bit until you have it rough out enough in your memory and then close your eyes.

4. Bring up the image but don’t worry too much about capturing all of the details. In fact, let your mind drift towards that seems the most interesting.

5. Let the image hang around and when it slips away, gently bring it back. This is not an exercise in concentration so let the image morph and float a bit in your head and heart.

6. Be aware that soon associations to the image will drift into your head. No problem, but be a bit curious as to why those associations came up with this image. Again, no hard thinking about this matter just appreciate it.

7. Explore for five, eight, or ten minutes.

8. Open your eyes.

9. Contemplate on what you discovered from this one image.

More await you.

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