Visualization Exercise

Taking your time, translate each of the following descriptions into a mental image. Go back and do it again in a few weeks and then a few weeks later, and notice the difference. Notice the difference, also in the way you see things — inner as well as outer — after you've done these exercises.

Now sense (see, touch, hear, taste, smell) with your mind’s eye:

  • A familiar face
  • A galloping horse
  • A rosebud
  • Your bedroom
  • A changing stoplight
  • A newspaper headline
  • The sound of rain on the roof
  • The voice of a friend
  • Children laughing at play
  • The feel of soft fur
  • An itch
  • A gentle breeze on your face
  • The muscular feeling of running
  • Of kicking a can
  • Of drawing a circle on paper
  • The taste of a lemon
  • Of toothpaste
  • Of a potato chip
  • The smell of bacon frying
  • Of a gardenia
  • Of perspiration
  • The feeling of hunger
  • Of a cough
  • Of coming awake
  • A stone dropped into a quiet pond with concentric ripples forming and expanding outward
  • These words flying away, high into the blue sky, finally disappearing
  • Your shoe coming apart in slow motion and each piece drifting away into space
  • An orange being cut into five equal pieces and the pieces being arranged into equal patterns
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