Thich Nhat Hanh describes how love for one person becomes love for all.
Question: More than anything else, we want to love and be loved. Why do we find it so difficult to love?
Thich Nhat Hanh: Love is the capacity to take care, to protect, to nourish. If you are not capable of generating that kind of energy toward yourself, it is very difficult to take care of another person. In the Buddhist teaching, it’s clear that to love oneself is the foundation of the love of other people. Love is a practice. Love is truly a practice.
Love is a practice? Isn’t that the truth? 🙂