Hari Om !
I was looking through the interesting website of the organization Spiritual Research Foundation, which covers all the scientific aspects of spirituality, chanting, meditation, japa, kirtan etc and also gives step-by-step instructions in spiritual practice, spiritual healing etc.
While browsing through, I came across this very interesting image on Spirituality and Worldly relations. One cannot practise spirituality and intend to scale the heights to reach the Divine, while still being in the clutches of many binding worldly attachments. All saints have been mocked at by this so called world and their families. But God will sever the worldly bindings so one can give himself/herself completely unto Him. The following figure illustrates this point. Hope you like it !!
Yours, In Service of the Lord and Gurudev,
Aparna & Hari