It is no secret that every mother, no matter how much she loves her child, had hoped for some alone time at some point. A mother's love is like no other, and yet, even in that deepest state of love, space is needed for love to grow.
That same space is needed in all our relationships, whether they are our relationships to people, careers, places, things, or even spiritual ideas and values. That space is not needed merely because of humans' inherit want of they don't have. It is also needed because it takes the pressure off.
You see, when you love something or someone so much, you invest so much time, energy, money and feeling on it that it becomes the "Original Sin". That person or thing becomes the point on which your whole attention revolves. When that happens your whole idea of happiness becomes dependant on that thing. This means that not only have you devalued the many blessings that your life brings, big and small, every single day. Not only have you put so much pressure on something beautiful and that could also be fun. You have now also been distracted from the source from which all your blessings come.
No one thing in our lives should be a single pillar on which our whole happiness is built, regardless of how noble or important it is. For our relationships to remain balanced and continue to grow it is vital that we are able to walk away from the things we are attached to, even momentarily.
Weam is the founder of Namaste. She had started a very deep and intense spiritual journey at a young age having refused to continue to suffer with the common challenges of her generation: depression, anxiety and being lost. She insisted that there must be more to life than the constant rat race she was in