The writer and broadcaster Hardeep Singh Kohli is seeking serenity each day this week. He'll be meeting five people - from a stand-up comic to a foster carer - to find out how they bring peace, or a moment of serenity, into their lives.
In today's programme, Hardeep travels to the National Sports Centre at Lilleshall, near Telford, to talk to Kay Lucas. Kay is the reigning para-archery world champion in her discipline, having won gold at the 2010 games in France. She also represented Britain at the Beijing Paralympics, and takes part in national and international events.
She talks about the moment where she experiences a feeling of concentrated serenity, as she places the arrow on the bow, and looses it at the target. It's a serenity that has been hard won, since Kay was injured in a car accident in 1995 and was then subjected to a violent physical assault that left her disabled. She talks to Hardeep about those events, and also about her new-found faith which offers her a further kind of serenity.
She and her trainer-husband Kim allow Hardeep the chance to experience the serenity of the archer for himself, as he removes an arrow from its quiver, and places it on the bowstring. He agrees that, as he breathes in, holds his breath and fires, there is a strange moment when the outside world disappears.
Producer: Richard Bannerman
A Ladbroke Production for BBC Radio 4.