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.