Just curious: how do you guys meditate during the Rosary? What goes through your mind? I just got back into it. I have a highly verbal mind, and I’m very bad at creating images in my head. If I try, it’s very fuzzy and unfocused, and I lose the image quickly. Plus I get distracted because words are always running through my head. Since I’m so verbal, I have to pray with a Rosary app because I find it impossible to pray Hail Marys while thinking in words. So while the app recites, “Hail Mary, full of grace, etc.” I think about one aspect of the mystery in words, then I fully concentrate on praying “Holy Mary, Mother of God, etc.” without trying to think about anything.
So for example, during the first Sorrowful Mystery, I’ll think on the first Hail Mary, “Jesus asked His Father to take away the chalice of suffering.” Then on the second, I’ll think, “But He prayed, ‘Yet not my will, but yours be done.’” And so on. Sometimes I’ll try to think about how the mystery applies to my life or about what virtues Jesus and Mary showed during the mystery.
What do you guys do for your meditation? Do you think in pictures, words, or both? What aspects of the mysteries do you meditate on?
I’m not really asking for help, just to be clear. I’m just fascinated by how other people’s minds work and how everyone is different.