Has your path changed you?
To that part of your post I can surely say yes.
I have become more compassionate and have actually felt true regret for past actions.
I can't say is was an explosive realization, but it didn't take long to happen.
Has your path made you a more loving person?
I think I can now understand what love is, for one, not putting my "feelings" above all others, including my families. Also accepting what I used to call their short comings, realizing that these "things" are just their own individuality. Each of us grows in our own way at our own speed.
So yes, I believe it has made me a more loving person.
Kindest wishes, Dave