When one’s intentions are aligned with Universal Love, there is love for all beings, not because it’s wanted, but because this is the way love rolls when one’s intentions are aligned with Universal Love.
Having a clear vision on your intentions is worth more than all the books combined on what it means to be spiritual, and why this is so is because your clarified intentions are yours and the content of any book is someone else’s. Someone else’s idea of you will never be you, no matter if their way is copied exactly, this is why many remain in the struggle because they’re trying to be someone else’s idea of who they should be. You can use books, methods, and whatnot as a tool, but the deep underling intentions of why you do what you do will need to be reflected upon to see if the results of your efforts are aligned with love, not a story of love, but the love that arises not from the effort, but from one’s inner alignment. This is where effort is meaningless if it’s not aligned with Universal Love. Only the right intentions will do this.
There are as many books as there are people practicing, but everyone who reads a book and practices doesn’t necessarily wake up. Why do you think this is so? It’s because the intentions aren’t of the necessary energy to allows the alignment to a loving heart. True intentions need to be seen if there is to be harmony with all beings. This doesn’t mean a person won’t harm you or animals and insects won’t bite you, but it is less likely you will put yourself in that type of situations with having the intentions of a loving heart. In the space of stillness one learns to see their true intentions and in the process have those intentions aligned with Universal Love. When this occurs one will love all beings, not because you want to, but because this is the way love rolls when one’s intentions are aligned with Universal Love.