Meditation on Thought Visualization

Audio Jan. 8, 2021
“I’ve always had the feeling that art really develops through a kind of general activity. You can have your isolated geniuses, but it's always been somehow or other a product of a kind of ferment.”
Burgoyne Diller

Enjoy this meditation on thought visualization, paired with Untitled No. 21 (Second Theme) by Burgoyne Diller. Follow along with the audio or text below.

Step-by-Step Meditation

  1. Find a comfortable position and observe the painting.
  2. Notice the geometric organization of the lines in the painting.
  3. Slowly, with mindfulness, move your gaze along the horizontal lines of the painting. Then repeat the same exercise with each vertical line.
  4. Bring your attention to the grid created by the intersecting lines. Take note of the areas of primary color.
  5. Close your eyes. Consider the different thoughts that have been “fermenting” in your mind and begin to imagine your own geometric abstraction composed of lines and colors.
  6. How can you make sense of them visually? Put each thought in a different area of your composition. What shapes and colors do they form?
  7. Continue this visualization for as long as you wish to bring clarity, calm, and focus to the mind.