Wylding - The archer story was great! It reminds me of a story one of my karate instructors told me. He said a student of his came to him one day saying he had found oneness out in the wilderness, on top of a mountain through meditation. My instructor replied to the student, "That's great. Now go find oneness on I-95 at 5:30 in the evening, during rush hour... than I'll be impressed." Here is one of my favorite stories, paraphrased from "The Tao of Pooh," by Benjamin Hoff (a great book). There once was a stonecutter, who was unhappy with himself and his place in life. One day he saw a wealthy merchant and was overcome with jealously. "How powerful that merchant must be. I wish I were he." To his surprise, he became the merchant. He was wealthier than he could imagine and envied by all. Than one day he saw a high official being escoted by his estate. "How powerful that official is. I wish I were he." Than he became the high official. One day he looked up at the sun, and saw how brilliant it was. ?How powerful the sun is. I wish I was the sun.? He became the sun, shining fiercely down on everyone, scorching the fields, cursed by the farmers. One day a huge black cloud came and covered him, so no light could get through. ?How powerful that cloud is. I wish I were that cloud.? He became the cloud, but one day found he was being pushed around by the wind. ?How powerful that wind is. I wish I were that wind.? He became the wind. He was able to blow tiles off roofs and uproot trees. One day he found something that he could not move no matter how hard he blew against it. It was a huge, towering stone. ?How powerful that stone is. I wish I were that stone.? Than he became the stone, more powerful than anything else on earth. But as he stood there, he heard the sound of a hammer pounding a chisel into solid rock, and felt himself being changed. ?What could be more powerful than I, the stone?? he thought. He looked down and saw far below him the figure of a stonecutter.