Just like a flower must be maintained with water, relationships must be maintained with love. When you fall in love with someone, you don't ever ask "how long am I going to have to love this person?" When you fall in love, you love to love that person. There is no effort in the act of really loving someone. And what is the most important relationship in your life? The relationship between you and yourself. For that relationship to be maintained and flourish, you must fall in love with yourself first. And once you do, you do not ask "how long am I going to have to love myself for?" The practice of your life time, will always be... loving yourself.