The first thing we need to know is that our personality or ego does not know how to love. It cannot love. When we say, “I love you,” it is always a lie, because the person who says, “I” cannot love, and doesn’t know what love is. The personality does not know how to love. The personality is the product of the lack of love, so how can it know love? The personality is what we usually think is you- that or this, what we call “I,” “myself.” When we say “I,” it is a lie. “I” doesn’t love. “I” doesn’t know how to love. “I” is there because we don’t know how to love. “I” is there from the beginning because of the loss of love. The very existence of an “I” is the absence of love, the blockage and distortion of love. The “I” knows how to need; the “I” does not know how to love. It is not possible. What we call “I,” our separate identity, is our self-image. Even if the self-image knows what love is, it does not have the love and cannot be a source of love. In fact, when there is love, love tends to melt away the “I.” The “I” relaxes and gets out of the way.