Our Origin is Self Love: The Need to Love and Be Loved.

The need to love and be loved is the origin of everything including ourselves. The need to love and be loved equates to Self-Love. Self-Love is in essence who we are. Those who say that Self Love is selfish do not know their true selves. To thine own self thus be true. By all means, Love yourself, celebrate yourself, be yourself; you are.
~ Wald