When we are in touch with the Center of Consciousness, the center of love within us, we can't help but feel love for ourselves, for others, for everything. It can work the other way around too. If we feel love for others, this may open to way to our inner source of love. So, feeling love for others is like a key to our inner chamber of love. However, when we feel hatred for others, this not only cuts us off from our connection to others, but it also cuts off our way to our own heart, our own source of love. In this state we are truly lost and unhappy.