I truly believe this. Spiritually we need at times to be able to stand alone. We need the inner fortitude to be the adult we longed for all those years and could not find. We need the moral strength and courage to nurture our own spiritual and creative life. In the end we learn our most crucial, critical lessons through others. But it is only when we have developed the courage to know the consequences of those relationships deep inside our own souls, hearts and minds and learned the powerful lessons they taught us allowing such lessons to mould and shape us into the unique individuals we become as a result that we can say we have power and authority over our own souls. We have the power to embrace our aloneness and know it is the doorway to any truly deep spiritual relationship with ourselves or with other human beings.