There are times when we all have the peace that passes understanding and times when it seems a no peace can be found. I would say that we all need to have peaceful minds for then we can think clearly and without hinderance. As to getting older and ill. I believe we can control a lot of that. If we exercise and eat healthy and and challenge our brain we will stave off a lot of the decripitiy (sp?) that can come with old age. Put simply, we have to fight the fight everyday.
LOok up 🙂