Chris Stewart, drummer-turned sheep farmer-turned writer has been collecting stories of people who have dropped out of the race for wealth and recognition.
From his idyllic farm in Andalucia, he now tries to discover the threads that bind those who have found contentment together.
How does a long train journey, a moment to sit back, relax and quietly relish success, turn into too much time in which to brood? Scottish novelist and columnist AL Kennedy finds herself bereft of contentment, but the search goes on.
Tom Hogkinson, magazine editor, takes a practical approach to seeking out contentment.
For him it lies in a hammock, strumming away on the ukulele.
Inspired by the writings of the medieval Persian Sufi poet Sa Di and the words of her own father and Sufi writer Isidris Shah, author and documentary-maker Saira Shah describes how her travels have brought her into contact with those who strive for contentment while living on the edge.
Inspired by the writings of the medieval Persian Sufi poet Sa Di and the words of her own father, Sufi writer Isidris Shah, author and documentary maker Saira Shah describes how her travels have brought her into contact with those who strive for contentment whilst living on the edge.