"Imagination is more powerful than knowledge."
- Albert Einstein
Here is a small test of your imagination. It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that you bring all of your imagination into it.
Do this test by visualizing every step in your mind as vividly as you can .
Imagine ( really imagine ) that you are standing in your kitchen holding an apple that you have just taken out from the refrigerator.
Imagine as vividly as possible....
The apple feels cold in your hand. Look at the outside of it, its red skin. It is a fresh, smooth, spotless and perfectly red apple. Rotate it in your hand and feel its firmness and strength. (visualize this ) Now raise the apple to your nose and smell it. Nothing smells quite like a fresh juicy apple, does it? Now cut the apple into half and smell it. (Imagine it as intensely as you can )
The odor is pleasant and fresh. Now bite deeply into apple and let the sweet juicy stuff swirl around in your mouth. Nothing tastes quite sweet like an apple either, does it?
At this point, if you have used your imagination well, your mouth will be watering.
Words "mere" words affected your salivary glands ! Those words that did not even reflect reality, but something you imagined ! When you read those words about the apple you were telling your brain that you had an apple, though you didn't have it actually. Your brain took it seriously and said to your salivary glands, "This person is biting an apple. Hurry, wash it away." the glands obeyed.
Most of us think that the words we use reflect meanings and that meaning can be good or bad, true or false, powerful or weak. True, but that is only half of it. Words do not just reflect reality, they 'create' reality, just like the flow of saliva in the above experiment.
I hope you have now recognized the power of imagination. We'll use the same power in Death Meditation. If you have practiced deep relaxation, you must be aware of Shavasana (theCorpse pose), you'll find it very similar to that. Even if you have not practice it, you will be able to meditate quite easily as this meditation \technique is very easy.