The Sandy Springs businessman has parlayed his belief in the twin powers of science and spirituality into a new book.
“A New Science Worldview: A Paradigm for Better Living and Working” is the culmination of a three-year journey aimed at enlightening those in search of clarity.
“People in the Western world have a worldview based on science from 300 years ago,” said Swerdlin, president and founder of Swerdlin & Co., an employee benefits and compensation firm.
“The new science was ushered in during the first half of the 20th century and gave us a way to expand on that knowledge,” he added. “If we can just change our worldview … I think we can have a better world.”
According to Swerdlin’s new paperback, many contemporary global issues could be minimized or eliminated via embracing new science.
Its incorporation of and connection to spirituality is interpreted at length in Swerdlin’s book. Moreover, its contents are collectively a reflection of his life-long interest in both realms.
The Georgia Tech alum’s ties to the concept of peaceful introspection as a means to an enlightened world perspective run deep.
Swerdlin is a former student of transcendental meditation guru Deepak Chopra.
The former has not only incorporated the practice as a focal point of his work/life balance, but also turned it into an accessible tool for employees.
Employees at Swerdlin & Company can be found participating in group meditations, led by the boss himself, three days a week. Their venue is a conference room also known as “the quiet room.”
Meditation creates the highest professional and personal standards, Swerdlin said.
“It’s a big stress reliever,” he said. “It allows for people to be a lot more productive and happy.
“It’s working for me and it’s actually working for some of the people at the office.”