Inner Peace

A recent study showed important components of design which can support the well-being of the elderly to include a variety of spaces, comfort and safety1

This led to discussion in the office on ‘calmness’ and various ways this can be achieved. What better source of inspiration than the poets, leaders and brave people of yesteryear?
Night, the beloved Night, when words fade and things come alive. When the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again. When man reassembles his fragmentary self and grows with the calm of a tree.
— Antoine De Saint-Exupery

My father told me that at every junction of my life, there is a need to calm down, pause before endeavoring to move forward, backward or sideways. You don’t just rush things like that. There is a reason to be there.
— Sunday Igwebuike
Nothing is so bitter that a calm mind cannot find comfort in it.
— Seneca
He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure if age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden.
— Plato
The language of excitement is at best picturesque merely. You must be calm before you can utter oracles.
— Henry David Thoreau
Be a brush. Paint a picture, and leave a legacy. Show the world that no matter if the death of blackness, or the blood of red, the calm green of nature or the crashing blue of waters rising out of a riverbed, that you can use all the world throws at you to paint a beautiful picture of an image that has never been thought of and a story that has never been told.
— Nicholas Beddon
A life of peace, purity and refinement leads to a calm and untroubled old age.
— Cicero

1.      Obeidat, I.M. and Obeidat, S.M., 2016. Designing for the Elderly: Comfort, Health and Well-Being. International Design Journal, 26(56), pp.1-12.


KnowledgeAmy Bosnar