Calm

 

"The path to greater calm involves attempting to consider the cause of agitation systematically…"

 
 
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On the pursuit of calm.

Most of us wish we could be more 'calm.' But why? What is it about modern life that drives us to pursue a life of tranquility? Is optimism, aspiration and our desire to 'better' ourselves causing us more pain than it's worth?

I'm on a mission to understand what drives my obsession for feeling 'calm' and the The School of Life's 'The Book of Life' is a great source of insight. Read The Pursuit of Calm.

This post is an excerpt from my ‘Letters from Emma’ which I send out periodically. Subscribe here.

Image: Jobian Lim (who’s work is very calming') via Dezeen.