Today, you don't have to generate love for others - or for yourself. Love has its source in Love. Love is a powerful river that flows without interruption. Love is the foundation we all stand on. You don't have to create it. You don't will it into being. You are not the source of love for others - but love flows through you. Others are not the source of love for you, but love flows through them. Love comes with its own power, so expressing love cannot drain you of energy.
Tarn Wilson is the author of the memoir The Slow Farm and numerous essays. You may read more of her work at tarnwilson.com.