Selective hearing

Mindfulness of sound can open us up to the present moment, and it can also allow us to be more in tune with how the sounds around us affect us.

The sparrow and the baby lions

A few years ago, I took the three-year-old daughter of our neighbours to the zoo for a few hours. It was a sunny autumn day, just a gentle breeze, and we were both looking forward to the afternoon. As soon as we’d gone through the gate, little Emily became enthralled by a scrawny sparrow hopping […]