If you were to invest your money would you put it all in one account or would you diversify? Which do you think would be the wiser choice? In our current economy, we have seen many individuals and businesses take a nose dive because they put all of their eggs in one basket. Think of your own spiritual and emotional basket. If you put all of your energy into one person what happens when that person dies, or leaves you, or lets you down? Where does that leave you? As I’ve discussed before, you need to fill your own basket first, but what about your other social networks? Your friends, family, extended family, coworkers, spiritual congregation, etc. are all a part of you diversifying your spiritual wealth. What happens to you when someone you are close to shows their “human-ness” and disappoints you? Do you fall apart or do you find your own inner strength and reach out for support from other people? If you don’t have this inner strength and outer support you will feel very lost and empty.
Additionally, when you rely solely on one person you drain that relationship. Eventually, it will very likely become a partnership of burden and resentment. Always remember to allow others the space to find their own way in life and learn to fill their own basket, without your help. You will be doing yourself and them a huge favor. Allow growth to happen and then bring to the table what each of you learns on your own path. LEARN from each other, don’t LEAN on each other for every little thing. Don’t stifle growth, encourage growth. Diversify your spiritual wealth and you will glow from the inside out!