This interesting article describes the transition that Emma Slade experienced from being a globe trotting banker, to a nun living in the kingdom of Bhutan. Having experienced a traumatic event and subsequently going through post-traumatic stress disorder, the event became a catalyst for profound transformation. She mentions:

I do think that incident propelled me to a different part, otherwise I would have carried on as a hugely successfully, articulate, well-dressed banker… once you think you are going to die you do start to live your life in a different way.

Click here to read more from the article, which also contains further reflections she’s had since becoming a monastic.