I have a saying that we need to be willing to chop the onions on our way to Nirvana— which means: we must be willing to do whatever is neces-sary for us to find our freedom and fulfillment in this life. Sometimes we think that if we just sit around and wait, things will automatically happen for us; this may be ultimately so, but natural evolution may take a long time; we may get tired of waiting and decide to help the process along by doing something. There's a story about a man sitting in a cave praying for a suntan. No matter how hard he prays, nothing happens until he decides to step outside and put himself in right relationship with the way in which his prayer can be answered.