JULIAN TREASURE speaks convincingly of the world’s being a very dangerous and scary place when it’s made up of millions of people who don’t listen to one another properly. “Every spiritual path I know of”, he says, “has listening and contemplation at its heart”. Here’s just one of the simple exercises he prescribes for a world that has forgotten how to listen. The advice will ring true to the experience of many, many people in and around St Michael’s Bramhall. That’s why we’ve launched Monday Meditation … and been overwhelmed by the response. Enjoy Julian’s presentation here, and maybe we’ll see you on the 15th August?

Just 3 minutes of silence a day is a wonderful exercise to reset your ears and to recalibrate so that you can hear the quiet again.