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Listening & Silence

One of the core practices of Initiatives of Change

Listening & Silence - Introduction

Above: Michael Smith portrait photo

Hi everyone!

I am a journalist and author and have applied the daily practice of silent reflection, ever since this led to a transformative experience in my life over 50 years ago, when I was 19 years old. It set me on a journey in life beyond my wildest dreams...

I invite you here to go on a 'journey' into this 'Essence' theme with me.

Michael Smith, October 2020


At the heart of Initiatives of Change and many other similar bodies is the emphasis on taking time in quiet for silent reflection. It is, of course, not unique to Initiatives of Change. But IofC, ever since the life of Frank Buchman, has given it a particular impetus...