Silent Listening

12. Silent Watching. 35.5 cm x 35.5 cm Oil on Linen £800

Human existence is a journey of faith and as such, moves ahead more in shadows than in full light, and is no stranger to moments of obscurity and also of complete darkness. While we are on this earth, our relationship with God takes place more by listening than by seeing……And so, this is the gift and duty for each one of us during the season of Lent: to listen to Christ, like Mary. To listen to him in his Word, contained in Sacred Scripture. To listen to him in the events of our lives, seeking to decipher in them the messages of Providence. Finally, to listen to him in our brothers and sisters, especially in the lowly and the poor, for whom Jesus himself demands our concrete love.

Pope Benedict XVI, Second Sunday of Lent Commentary, New Daily Missal

Yes, sometimes silence is deafening. Perhaps that is why so many of us avoid it. We fill our lives with noise, comforting background noise. The sound of the television, radio, music, people talking, and the sounds of everyday life. Nothing wrong with that, but sometimes we need more intentional silence in our lives. More balance. More opportunities to ‘unplug’. More time to listen to God.

This piece ‘ Silent watching’ is as much about listening as it is watching. The silence within us, the place where Jesus abides within us, if we let him. The inner place where we can remove our masks and just be.

Which parts of this piece resonate with you the most?

This painting is available to purchase. For more information email contact@fyffepaintings.com

Published by tessafyffe

Hi I'm Tessa Fyffe. I’m on a mission to #radiatelightandlove to the world! I Help Professionals, Who've Lost Their Passion For Their Careers, To Create Freedom, So They Can Design The Life They Choose. I share videos in support of my mission, to help other professionals like me. I love laughter, bringing the joy, rebounding on my Aeropilates machine, Meditation and just enjoying everyday life. I enjoy reading personal development books, from spiritual enlightenment to skilling-up as an online marketer. I love travelling and discovering new places and friends around the world. I also love writing and I’m taking baby steps towards crafting my book. Hooray! CONNECT with me more on my Blog www.tessafyffe.com Facebook: https://facebook.com/tessa.fyffe Instagram: https://instagram.com/tessafyffe YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCakZuGF5XM9wxuq85K3MqAQ Email: email@tessafyffe.com See you on my next video!

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