There is no such thing as absolute independence.
I am dependent on the air being clean. I am dependent on the clouds to rain and the bees to pollinate food. I am dependent on the dust from the Sahara dessert to maintain the eco systems on the planet. I am dependent on the local firewood supplier, the supermarket, the wifi, the functioning of my liver, the earth not to shake too much, the balance of bacteria in my gut, the love, respect and support of people in my life.
The list is unending.
Recognising this fraction of our interdependence is such a helpful way to remind me that there is no other sane option than to live in a state of surrender.
May we all learn to trust life and let go of fear.