It's very difficult to love other people when we see ourselves as something separate. Popular teachings encourage us to first love ourselves before we love others but even that is hard to put into practice. I can think of many ways to love myself but the difficulty comes in making that manifest itself into love of others. We start by loving the people we know well because there is some mutual benefit to those relationships. But what about the people we don't know? What about the people who we only meet for a few moments, the people we only see occasionally, or the people we think are annoying; how do we offer them love?
…behind all these differences, in the Self, we never differ. That means behind all these ever-changing phenomena is a never-changing One.
Christy Turlington, in her book Living Yoga, gorgeously articulates this same idea:
When you can see your own soul in another human being you have attained yoga and the world becomes an intimate place where your significance in it becomes clear again.
There is in us this potential and this longing to love the other as YHWH loves the other, this longing to allow I AM to love us and to allow us to love another.