Too much of something always separates me from who I am, regardless of its nature. It can be anything, food, a form of art, a belief, a person... no matter how healthy they make me inside out, or how inspired I am in their presence, if I cannot find inspiration in myself, or, if I develop a dependency on them without which I end up feeling incomplete, then I am better off without them.
The key is balance, and a few other strengths that involve taking risks, constantly stepping out of my comfort zone, and stepping in again. So I can enjoy my wins and overcome my failures. For I know too that suffering is not a virtue and that I deserve all the joys that come in to my life. It was the experience of attachment that taught me how to detach when I need to make that move, and I am grateful for this lesson on freedom.