"Space" given, honors the individuality and nurtures the collectivity...the togetherness, realizing the self, and thus, oneness with all...divinity realized, as within so without....
"Let there be spaces in your togetherness, and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love. Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your soul. Sing and dance together but let each one be alone. Stand together yet not too near together, for the pillars of a temple stand apart and the oak tree and cypress grow not in each other's shadow."
~ Kahlil Gibran (in The Prophet)
Acknowledgment: Led to this nugget of wisdom from Kahlil Gibran via the article in "the speaking tree" zone of The Times of India, Kolkata (dated, December 14, 2015), "Vairagya, Doorway To Self-Realisation," by V N Mittal.