Today I had a conversation with a friend about “interdependency”.
You hear alot about co-dependency which really is an ineffective, disempowering way for us to go about life. But interdependency is so much different.
Interdependency is about trust, accountability, and support. When we are interdependent we must trust that the other person will keep their commitments and do their part of the equation. We must hold ourselves and each other accountable for our areas of expertise and our promises to bring that to the task at hand. And lastly we must agree to be a support to each other when it’s time for an “all hands on deck” call for help. It is powerful and empowering to know that we can build upon each others’ strength to fulfill the need at hand. That is interdependency. That’s how relationships, friendships, marriages, families, communities and companies actually work in a healthy and forward-moving fashion.
Does this line up with your truth? Are you living in a co-dependent or interdependent fashion?