I used to think that love was something that I could only acquire from outside of myself
Ever since I was a little boy, I remember performing activities to gain the love and approval of others
Whether it be my parents or the significant others in my life
This same theme of acquiring love and affection from outside of myself carried on into my adult life
So what is different now?
I now know that I must love myself first
Now that I truly love myself, I can extend my love to others
The force that permeates throughout the “universe” (of which “I” am a part of)  is LOVE