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


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.