Almost a year ago now, I became very ill out of the blue and was hospitalized for three months, came within a hair of death, and had some major bodily organs removed so I could keep on living. I’ve never been very religious, and I will preface by saying I am still not, though prayers were made. But that is beside the point. I went through a complete mental transformation, and can now see clear as day what you see. Loving others unconditionally brings us closer to a higher and truer sense of being, that in return, provides us with contentment and happiness that we all seek. I would go so far as to say, “We must love others before we can love ourself.” Give and you shall receive. I appreciate your post.