"Spiritual friendship is not about giving up our individuality and taking on the traits of our friends. It is not about changing ourselves to conform to the other person's likes or dislikes or about suppressing feelings or opinions to benefit the other. It is about honesty, about two people walking on separate but parallel paths together. We walk alongside each other, living our own lives, proceeding with whatever we are called to do as individuals. But then, maybe once a day or once a week or once a year, we come together to gather strength from each other and refocus our spiritual journey."
Isn't that a beautiful description of individuality, companionship, and spiritual friendship? A beautiful description of individuality and communion in friendship.