My family is a source of healing energy for me because I know that with them I can truly be myself. While I always try to be my best no matter who I am with, I know that my family loves me unconditionally and that they want me to be me.

I am free from pressure when I am with my family because I know that their love for me is not dependent on my performance.

While I also have others in my life who back me up and help me out, I realize that most people who do so have at least some self-interest at heart. This is not bad; it’s just life!

But with my family, I am confident that their love is based solely and permanently on the simple fact that we are family. And nothing can ever change that.

I find it easy to relax with my family. Because they know me inside and out, I am able to let go of the tendency to want to put on a show. If I am happy or excited about something, I share it with them. If I am sad or anxious, I share that as well.

I know my family wants to be a part of my inner life as much as I want to be a part of theirs. I can speak the truth around them because I know that our relationship is based on authenticity and trust.

Life can be so challenging so I truly cherish my family’s support. I love having this group of people with whom I can laugh or cry, share my deepest fears or fondest dreams, and who will always be a part of my life, no matter what.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. Do I appreciate all that my family brings to my life?
2. How do I show my family that I care about their lives?
3. When was the last time I got together with my family just to relax?