~ from Eugen Herrigel's 'Zen in the Art of Archery'
Saturday, September 03, 2011
'I must only warn you of one thing. You have become a different person in the course of these years. For this is what the art of archery means: a profound and far-reaching contest of the archer with himself. Perhaps you have hardly noticed it yet, but you will feel it strongly when you meet your friends and acquaintances in your own country: things will no longer harmonize as before. You will see with other eyes, measure with other measures. It has happened to me too, and it happens to all who are touched by the spirit of this art.'