White Tiger - Your point is well taken. I guess my concerns lie in Zen Buddism, in which guess I can seperate the two.
Tom - Freeing the mind is an interesting topic; especially in a Christian light, but that would take us down a religous track outside the scope of this thread. Thanks for the post.
Schanne - I do have that book, but haven't read it in several years. I will check it out again. Thanks for the lead!
There's a Zen center right down the street from my development, so I think I'll go see what they have to say.