Acrylic, Ink on Cotton Canvas
Gallery-wrap 1.5" Painted Pale Creamy Yellow
Listening is a broad sweep into your environment, inner or outer. Listening has a flow and flux. Hearing is attention grabbing, focused, alert. The departure part of this is moving between the states without hesitation and remaining aware. A "listening sit" is satisfying, restoring, and exhilarating.
Listening is a state of being attentive. Hearing may have a quality of shock or intrusion or searching. Listening in the presence of tall beings (trees) and short complicated beings (shrubs) in a state of reception, expecting nothing, is a state of "bright." I find the listening part evolves into the hearing part, as my being fills with their quality of life.