Love is Fundamental to Consciousness.

In cosmological circles, it is often questioned whether consciousness is fundamental. I'm not particularly fond of the term 'consciousness,' but let's use it to delve into what's happening here. It could be suggested that consciousness lies at the core, and our body-mind complex acts as a gentle filter. Its primary purpose isn't merely to confine consciousness to the narrow confines of self and non-self but rather to facilitate love. To put it more precisely, the uniqueness of our individual selves in life enables us to experience companionship also known as love. What it comes down to is that love is fundamental to self aka consciousness. You can take that to the bank.
~ Wald Wassermann