December 3rd., 2011.
Letting Others Love You
“By asking for what you need, you reveal your fragility as a human being and you invite the person you love to share this fragility. The reaction to an expressed desire not only brings to the person who needs help, the pleasure of seeing a need fulfilled, it also brings to the person who fills the need that feeling of effectiveness as a person and a sense of being capable of giving happiness to someone else. In such moments, each of you have the opportunity of sharing your love and your humanity.”
Vulnerability Hasn’t always been viewed as a desirable quality. We know that when we are vulnerable, we may be hurt. By showing others our limitations and our weaknesses, we risk becoming someone else's victim. As a result, many of us have learned not to be vulnerable. There is another side to the vulnerability, the ability to ask for help and love and the potential to receive both. In this sense, vulnerability is an openness and receptiveness.
Today, I prepare my heart to give in to receive love. Today, I opened the door to others.