The Importance of Family

One of the most basic of needs is a a feeling of roots.  It has been said that we need to know where we come from to know where we are going.

Whenever a new child is born, comments about who the child looks like are a certainty.  Whether we have a nose like Grandpa or the eyes of Uncle Joe and a chin like Grandma we know where we come from.

Caroline Myss calls it a feeling of “tribe”. It is the root system that grounds us.

Now I realize that not all children grow up in their biological family, but they can still have that sense of where they come from.  A sense of security from those who love them.

I think that one of the most devastating forces is the destruction of family.

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