Relationships. We have a relationship with every person we encounter - 'mom' 'dad' 'sister' 'friend' are words that label a relationship we share with a person. We also have a relationship with animals, some of whom (yes, animals are sentient beings and as much deserve to be referred to as 'whom' rather than with 'which' that seems more used for objects!) we relate to as pets and others we eat. We also have a relationship with inanimate things - 'my dear house' 'his/her rotten property' 'my awesome/wretched phone.' In the adjectives we use is revealed the nature of 'love' we have with someone/something that is other than us. Examine the language you use and you will find the key to your freedom.
Do read through the article below and examine the kind of love (hate is also a form of love; every relationship is a form of love) you have with everything that is other than 'I'. The word "You" here means anything and everything that is other than "I." By the way, you also have a relationship with your own self. Maybe you could also examine how 'you love you?'
Dripples (drops n' ripples) attempts to invite a relook at our current definitions, what we know and don't know, of our selves, at health and of life itself, and perhaps have a perspective that is new.