It sometimes takes a lifetime to bring us to our full glory. And sometimes it takes a life-threatening illness. The events of our lives, however tragic, can be a catalyst by which we shed all that stands in the way of us feeling deeply alive and at peace.
For people facing death the challenge to find peace is more urgent. They must struggle to find understanding, acceptance and meaning in what is happening to them. In 1983 Petrea King was diagnosed with leukaemia and given only a few weeks to live. Her story, and the stories of 25 of those whose lives she has enriched and been enriched by in turn are full of quiet courage, humour, wisdom and joy and these inspirational stories are a reminder of the importance of inner peace and the need to create an environment of healing within ourselves, our families and our communities.