In modern-day spiritual communities inspired by eastern religion, it’s often said to avoid getting attached to other people. The whole point of this experience, however, might be to attach in the human form. In Spirit, we are already attached and intimately connected to one another since separation is but an illusion. Now, in the physical, we are challenged to connect. But it’s the hardest thing to do as once we attach or intimately connect to another human, we become vulnerable and open to getting hurt……again. And that’s what we might be trying to avoid. However, while pain and heartbreak may appear like a curse at first, it is a blessing in disguise if we use that pain as a catalyst for our own growth.