"The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them" ~ Thomas Merton
Love can only be the experience of Truth reflected. Everything else is ego preference met. Truth reflected is unconditional. It is entirely independent of ‘character’, ‘personality’, ‘looks’, ‘age’, ‘gender’ or even ‘species’.
Diederik Wolsak is program director at Choose Again