front royal, va. u.s.a.
Love, as everything else in this world comes in many degrees, from the basest love of self to the highest of unconditional love for all created things. Most of us have the first but only a few exalted ones like St. Francis have the second. You must determine the scope of your own love. Uncircumscribed love is grand and is the precursor of great joy and true enlightenment. Selfish love, whether for self or conditional love for another(loving someone as long as it makes you feel good)often causes pain.