It takes incredible courage just to be you. It takes courage to be you because it is frightening to be you, yet you continue to be yourself everyday. The safer you feel, the easier it becomes to be you. You feel safe when you are loved, so the more you surround yourself with love, the easier it becomes for you to be you.
Love is many things. It is not always sunshine and roses. Sometimes it is rain and thorns. These difficult times help you to know yourself. They help you to distinguish who you are from who you pretend to be. The light of love will expose all of your tricks hiding in your shadows.
As you grow in life, you are constantly becoming more and more you. When you notice how you are in different settings, around different kinds of love, you will expose the love at your core. Then you are just yourself. In the meantime, you are still you.