It is the Fourth of July. What sort of independence are you celebrating today? Forget politics and nation-founding. Try finding your independence from fear, doubt, shame, worry, anger, self-medication, boredom. Imagine your independence from judgment and cynicism. Picture a world independent of violence and conflict.
Be independent of all that; celebrate your dependence on love, sunshine, air, water, friends, dogs, cats, food, and oh, did I mention love?