This week’s conversation is with Soren Gordhamer, the founder and host of Wisdom 2.0.
He’s a friend, incredibly purposeful with his life efforts, and what he’s created is amazing.
Wisdom 2.0 brings together leaders in technology, including the founders of Facebook, Twitter, and Paypal, along with wisdom teachers, entrepreneurs, activists and others to explore how we live consciously and wisely in a digital-rich age.
Prior to Wisdom 2.0, Soren taught mindfulness programs to a variety of groups around the world, including youth in New York City’s juvenile halls, trauma workers in Rwanda, teachers in Nigeria, and employees at Google.
He spent a year walking through parts of the United States, India, Pakistan, and Japan as a part of the Global Walk for a Livable World and he later founded The Lineage Project, a New York City-based nonprofit that offers awareness-based practices to at-risk and incarcerated teens.
Soren cares about helping individuals and groups live with greater mindfulness and purpose, especially in our technology rich age.
“Technology on its own will make us more connected, but I don’t know if it’s going make us more happy. We need to not only look at external technologies, but also look at the internal technologies of the mind, body and heart and we really have to marry the two.”
In This Episode:
- Being broke in New Mexico, creating space for himself, and how that lead to Wisdom 2.0
- His spiritual framework
- The power of the present moment
- Why he values relationships over material objects and status
- How he got interested in meditation and why it inspired him to teach teenagers
- His purpose in life
- Why the inner domain needs tending
- His meditation practice
- What he’s learned from working with some of the greatest business leaders in the world
- What he hopes the next generation gets right
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Quotables:“What’s the best diet for longevity? The tendency in American culture is to look for successes that you can put by your name but I think in the end it’s really friendships that matter the most.”
“If we’re stressed or not in balance internally, whatever we’re trying to create externally is not likely to go well. But if, internally we’ve done the work, we’re clear, we know ourselves, we know our triggers, that tends to bring out the best externally.”“I think we actively create things but I also feel like we receive things, and I think sometimes, the best things are the universe is kind of looking for somebody to take on a project and if we’re open and available sometimes they’ll give us that project.”
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