There’s more than one kind of family, and a family can take on different forms over time. The roles we play within our family also evolves.
At its heart, a family is about relationships, and its purpose is to provide stability while at the same time remaining flexible. Healthy relationships are about allowing each other to be the most of who we are.
At the heart of relationships is the individual, who also has a relationship with their True Self. The family is to the state as the individual is to the family, and any relationship is a reflection of the relationship between the person and their True Self. While a family can be loving, the true source of love is the Source within each of us.