" Blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God."
The Gospel of Matthew 5:8
To consider what is best for others in spite of our own wants and needs takes purity of heart. To love like this, there must be minimal interference from our self-centered inclinations. We must become less of an animal so to speak.
Fortunately we can loosen the grip that egocentricity has on our perception. At this stage in our species' ascent we have been graced with a trans-formative capacity. We can learn how to tune into and negotiate the workings of our inner world. We actually can trigger transformations in our own consciousness that help to shape us into a more loving creature. And, for the lucky ones, they get to meet within, this evolutionary force in action.