Hello, started Koetting’s book about a week ago and soon after began the meditation exercises. I’ve only done the first a handful of times, but I’ve noticed that I can’t visualize for shit and for this reason I haven’t wanted to progress further. The essential part of it where you’re supposed recreate and bring your environment to your mind’s eye is where I’m having trouble. I’m able to focus my mind and "imagine’ my surroundings like the bookshelf, couch, coffee table, etc. but all I’m seeing is the same foggy blackness behind my eyelids. I usually continue on and attempt to breathe in the darkness in around me (though I still can’t “see” it) like E.A instructs, and from here I get feelings of energy running through my body and heat (like I’m about to sweat) but nothing more notable than that.
I am also decently experienced in meditation and mindfulness. I suppose I’m just looking for some opinions, advice, or thoughts on how I can improve and help make this meditation more “vivid”.