Originally Posted by Andras
I am embarking on a journey of self-discovery that requires mental training of visualization. I know some creative artists have well developed visualization, but I sadly suck at it. My mental images are always in gray-scale...for one thing.
Any ideas? Is it just practice?
Most people say they cannot visualize. That is common because we don't understand it very well. How are you at fantasizing or daydreaming?
Just sit back and dream up a quiet but wonderfully peaceful place you would love to b,: beach, mountains or walking through a forest. While doing this take note of the trees to see what kind of trees they are, what they feel like, take note of what is on the ground is it mossy (if in forest)? By this time you will be seeing color. If you don't, practice a bit more. I have learned that it is ok to not be good at visualization, but know this everyone can do it. We were made that way. When I stopped beating myself up over it, I read in a book that fantasizing, using your imagination is the same if not better, than using the word visualization. It is just a word because we as mankind usually have to have a label for everything. Hope this helps.