We think we do everything with others. That man is a social animal. And that his life depends on those around him. That is true to some extent no doubt.
But ironically, the things that matter, can only be done alone.
No one can eat for you. No one can sleep for you. No one can breathe for you. No one can work for you. No one can feel your pain, certainly not physically. No one can feel your shame, or delight – at least not to the same extent. No one can die for you. No one can meditate for you. No one can practise austerity or charity for you. No one can take on your conscience.
Much of the journey of life is nothing more than a single player game, with no spawning, or reset buttons or additional lives. When we understand this, we will realize that we truly can depend only on ourselves. And spirituality teaches us how to fortify this self-dependence. That we are already complete and perfect as we are.