Dependance Day

God, I confess my idolatry:

the illusion of independence.         

On this day I declare my dependence.

I am free. I am capable, and responsible;

but I am dependent.

I am dependent on generations, on neighbors,

on peoples I can't know, in many lands,

on nations and their peace,

on the earth and its fruits, its bees,

its invisible currents.

I am utterly dependent on you,

your grace, your guidance, your sustenance.

I am not independent, even of my enemies.

May I be mindful of my oneness

with all my human family,

with this whole umbilical Creation, 

with you, who are my only freedom,

my life and my being. 

Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light 

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