Straight from the Source.

If we are one with the source of all that is, how can there be a path between us and that source? The most direct answer is this. There is only one self. Self (bio) veils itself as manifoldness (diversity) so to avoid aloneness. The singular purpose of self love. Now it is true that love is an all-encompassing word. Love means companionship really. But since companionship is such a long word we, the one, may as well continue to use the word love. Love is a beautiful word.
~ Wald Wassermann