Perhaps they felt it when holding a baby in their arms. Perhaps they felt this kind of love for a place, or for some physical object—even something as seemingly insignificant as a favorite pillow or a stuffed animal. Perhaps they have felt this kind of love for a plant or a tree, a sunrise or the night sky.
When you love something for the sheer beauty of it, for the sheer wonder of it, for the sheer joy of it, for the happiness it brings you to feel that energy glowing inside of you and sent out from you, you are loving purely.
If you are looking to get something back as your reward for sending it out, then you are not loving something or someone else, you are loving yourself, and simply using something or someone else as a means of doing so.
A : Yes. But self-love is not love that is received from anything outside of the self. Self-love is love OF the Self BY the Self—for the sheer beauty, the sheer wonder, the sheer joy of the Self being who and what it truly is.