Exhaustion is the product of a meditation that did not go quite as planned. During this meditation I didn't feel connected. I didn't feel as though I had enough energy to be present. So I decided to observe and face the feeling I was having, and respond to it. I gave into it, so to speak, and acknowledged myself and my exhaustion and what it was trying to tell me. I wanted to know where it was coming from, what it meant, and if there was a way to understand it, instead of fighting it. Little did I know, my exhaustion was attached to some personal feelings I was having about my relationship to those around me. This is the beauty of meditation. I uncovered the immense pressure my conscience was under, and at the same time realized how profound the effects are of exhausting the energy needed to sustain these relationships. This is why we need to give ourselves time to recharge. So find a way to disconnect and evaluate your position. Then set boundaries for yourself and trust your intuition. This is how we free ourselves from exhaustion.