Separateness


The ability to be emotionally separate is foundational to maturity in leadership.  Emotional separateness can be thought of as keeping one's emotions apart from the emotions of others, or being a distinct self.  When emotions become entangled, individuality gets fogged over. Many social systems, such as families, organizations, community groups, promote a kind of emotional entanglement, mistaking this entanglement for connection.  Paradoxically, emotional separateness is a pre-requisite for deeper connection in relationships.  To have a true connection, one must first be a separate individual.  



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Each branch of the bonsai tree must remain separate and distinct.