A core concept of love is doing what needs to be done for another person to be aware of love in their experience. This is a rough translation of the word “care”. However, it is less accurate than saying care is love expressed as old wounds revisited so that a connection to present pain may be directed to resolution and healing. You show care by feeling the energy of another’s pain and transcending its past effects on your experience, thereby allowing yourself to allow the other’s pain to resolve itself in your own life. You are not only able to make changes to the present, as demonstrated by your interaction with the pain of another being, but also to make changes to the past. Actions you consider to be caring in fact are serving to heal your own wounds as well. To show care, you have to get out of the way of yourself and be present for another, yet you also have to connect to an understanding of that other’s experience. As you care about someone else’s pain in action, you practice caring for your own as the vehicle whereby your pain becomes a tool rather than a problem. Your own source of caring is in your experience of pain. You can in this way re-tool your emotional body to become somewhat dependable as a vehicle of healing rather than feeling pain. Thus, caring for others becomes your own best method for loving yourself.