The following was originally written on LovingOnMe.com
Hugs and kisses from me to you because this month is all about love! However, I would like for us to take a minute to consider another word that has a starring role in love; a word that if we are honest, we tend not to talk about or avoid like the plague. It is a side of ourselves that we keep hidden and protected. That word is “vulnerable”.
In order to love ourselves, to love others and to allow ourselves to be loved in return, we must be willing to be vulnerable. To be vulnerable by definition, means to open ourselves up to the possibility of being physically or emotionally wounded; to be open to moral attack, criticism, temptation and more. Simply put, to be easily hurt.