As you know, you're a person whose intentions are fundamentally good. In fact, if you seriously think that your intentions are less than loving, then clearly, you have no real idea who you are.

If you understand yourself, you know that you are love. Therefore, if you know yourself, if you know what you need to do, what you want to do, who you are, and what's good for you, and if you admit how much you want to make a positive difference in life, then of course, you will love. Love is consistent with who you are and what your purpose is on this planet.

Also, love leads to self-understanding. When you love, you discover yourself, and you feel like yourself. I've heard many people say things like this: "I'm finally me again. I didn't feel like myself for a long time -- but then I started loving, and I suddenly feel at home. I feel like: ahh, this is me, this is who I am, this is right." Since love is who you are, when you love, it reminds you of who you are.

Such is the connection between Love and Self Knowledge.