Our family is the proverbial egg that we were hatched from. Everything about who we are, both our nature and nurturing comes from our family. Often in western society, we stray far from our family and may not talk to them for years at a time. We may feel that we have nothing in common with them. We may choose to run away from our roots because they are too painful to face. Ultimately however, our past holds the key to our future. If we do not face where we came from, we will have difficulty understanding our present and future.