Friday, 14 December 2018
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I am curious why some images are harder to hold in the imagination? I think it's because of ego, but I'm not positive. For example holding Sassoferrato's "Madonna and Child" in my imagination is particularly difficult, but also it sort of creates what I know only to describe as a sort of psychological discomfort.

It's like the image gets devoured in my imagination faster than others, and it takes many more glances to hold with the same consistency. This intrigues me. But also frightens me. It is very easy for me to visualize things that are negative, whether it be sexual, anger, or greed related, but this image is like krptonite for my imagination and just won't hold under any circumstances.

Even some positive images on this site hold much more easily, for instance the Tree of Life.

This applies to any Madonna and Child image for me, the aforementioned was only a concrete example. It's like it's blurred or stick figures in comparison to the real image, very quickly compared to when I try to image other things. Is there a reason for this? Should I avoid the image for easier things to imagine for me?
3 years ago
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#17716
Accepted Answer
Since we are 97% ego in the beginning, our imagination tends to be polarized in the infraconsciousness.

With training, conscious imagination becomes more pure and robust.

For thirty years I sought God. But when I looked carefully I found that in reality God was the seeker and I the sought. -Bayazid al-Bastami

3 years ago
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It's much easier for me to hold say a stained glass image of Joseph and the Child in my imagination, and this leads me to a desire to meditate on the Our Father. Which I think is good, but both images are essentially the same intricacies, but one is so much more difficult. This confuses me. Both seem positive, but one is more challenging or near impossible to hold in my imagination!
3 years ago
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#17716
Accepted Answer
Since we are 97% ego in the beginning, our imagination tends to be polarized in the infraconsciousness.

With training, conscious imagination becomes more pure and robust.

For thirty years I sought God. But when I looked carefully I found that in reality God was the seeker and I the sought. -Bayazid al-Bastami

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