Interbeing

On this 4th day of July, I've been pondering the ideas of independence and inter-dependence.  We tend to think of independence as an ideal, both personally and socially.  As young people, we want to be independent from our parents; as grown-ups, we envy those who are independently wealthy.  We admire independent thinkers, and strong self-sufficiency characterizes our heroes, especially here in the West. But if we are honest with ourselves, independence is a myth.  Not a single one of us can be truly independent.  Even if we were to go live in the woods, fell…
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