“Love is the passport to abiding joy and peace and freedom.” -Anthony de Mello.
What good is a life if it is lived without love. Love is the ultimate aim for which we strive. Love others deeply and with all your heart, but first and foremost love yourself. If you do not love yourself you cannot and will not be able to fully love others. Begin with an inward focus towards loving and accepting yourself, towards cultivating your own happiness. Then you may turn that outward and put forth your love and joy into the world.