What are you listening out for?

I was out of sight, walking down towards the lake, and the heron took flight.

Not far, but far enough away from me.

I didn’t even know they were there.

But herons are super-attentive to the delicate balance of the soundscape.

Now, as I become more familiar with the diverse inhabitants of this little valley, I’m getting to know what triggers each of their fight-or-flight responses. The sounds they are listening out for…

It’s the same with us. We each have things we are attentive to, negative and positive, which differ from person to person and affect us differently. It is part of our personality.

What are you listening out for?

Pause. See differently. Re-story 🌿