The two great commands are to love God with all your heart, mind, soul, strength and loving others as yourself.
It is self-evident that we do all things within the confines of the self. To love God is to love ourselves, and to love ourselves is to love God. We are a reflection of God, created in his image and likeness, we are.
Loving others is loving God. Your neighbor reflects God and is the bearer of his divine nature; love him as you would God, love him as you would yourself.
God the eternal chooses to make his abode in us. We are his temple, in which he is glorified. In him, we exist and have our being. We were in him before the creation, chosen and set apart for his purpose and glory.
Let love be the cords that bind us now and forevermore.