LISTENING WITH YOUR EYES
|Enjoying a healthy snack with a friend|
In any situation, dogs use their noses first and you humans use your eyes.
During your interaction with other members of your species, you are constantly looking and listening and thinking at the same time, and from my own observations I've noticed that you don't use any of these senses particularly well.
Here are two exercises for you this week:
- When you are with another human, really listen to them. Don't think about what you're going to say. Listen to their words with your ears, listen to their body language with your eyes, listen with your mind to analyse what they're saying and how they're feeling. (This exercise will probably turn out to be too boring to repeat.)
- Next time you are out for a walk, stand still and close your eyes for a minute. Listen to your surroundings. What can you hear - leaves rustling, distant dog barking, birdsong, water trickling? (Moira, who is writing a book about me called Small White Dog, says it's more likely to be someone using a strimmer or shouting into their mobile, but she is a pessimist.)
|Listening to my surroundings|
Food: Derby Pie