Here is an excerpt from my book, Seven Steps to Inner Power:
Before you can express love, you must find love. You must know love within yourself before can express it. You must love yourself before you can give it to another.
When you recognize or experience the truth about yourself you automatically feel love, because love is a quality of your true consciousness and true ideas.
Remember what we said of your Silent Master Consciousness:
Your Silent Master
peace, joy, and Love,
and imparts these
qualities to everything
Thus, when you express purity—which is the truth about yourself, your Silent Master Consciousness—you feel a love for yourself that is expressed by self respect, self esteem, and self confidence.
Love, and all the feelings of love, come with recognizing what is true about you and everything around you."