The process of using mental imagery to cultivate the garden of our mind into flourishing flowers and fewer dead weeds is a powerful tool. Dr. Gerald Epstein gives an example on using mental imagery to “transform anger into creative energy” on his website.
Epstein describes “mental imagery” as another way of thinking – thinking in pictures – in order to make contact with our inner subjective reality. “Much of our thinking concentrates on logical, discursive thinking that we use for making contact with people in the everyday world and with what can be called objective reality,” Epstein explains in his book Healing Visualizations: Creating Health Through Imagery. “Mental imagery, like intuition, is a type of non-logical thinking.”