Love is why the Universe is as it is and why it exists at all.

In order to understand the universe we must stop seeing it as something external or separate and first look at ourselves. There is no separation between us and the universe. Separation is a fallacy. All is One, even more so, all is One Self and One Self itself is. So what is it that drives us? Is it not love, warmth, togetherness? Is it not companionship? Of course it is. It this need that gave birth to the universe. You see, the universe is not the universe, it is Oneself. Oneself gave birth to itself as manifoldness to escape aloneness. But make no mistake; all this manifoldness, all this wonderful variation, this amazing diversity that you see, it is all Oneself experiencing itself out of this innate desire for companionship, for warmth, for togetherness. Oneself deludes itself of its Oneness to escape alOneness, to escape lOneliness. Let me tell that loneliness is a bitch. We, all that is as One for it is, gave birth to ourselves just to have company. So if you want a complete understanding of the universe as to why it is as it is and why it exists at all; let me give you one word: Love. Love is the first and only purpose. There is no other reason. The only reason is Love.
~ Wald Wassermann