What happens if I can't image?

Most people have a natural capacity to image. For some of us, we may need more practice before imaging comes.

Here are a few tips to stimulate your capacity for imagery:

  • Look at a picture or photograph of a natural setting for 20-30 seconds then close your eyes and see the same picture in your mind.
  • Remember a pleasant scene from your past with your eyes open, and then close your eyes and remember these images.
  • Use your non-visual senses to evoke images. For example, hear a fish frying in the skillet or the applause of an audience, or glasses clinking. Smell perfumes or essences and experience what happens.