One of my favourite pieces by the mysterious e.h. (featured below).
As Rumi said, “the wound is the place where the light enters.”
Being broken feels like the worst that can happen, but it does not have to be that way.
Today I was trying to answer a question posed by a fellow blogger: “Why do people fear love?”
I came up with this answer:
Maybe love is always intimidating… but when you truly love someone you push yourself to overcome that fear, and the vulnerability becomes essential. It becomes like a gift, to allow yourself to be vulnerable and to allow someone else to have almost a power over your emotions. As in, yes I know that the person I love can hurt me in many different ways, and it takes a lot of bravery to risk being hurt or abandoned by someone you love.
On another note, it also takes bravery to risk loving someone when there is always the possibility that it will involve making sacrifices like moving away or starting a family earlier than planned… etc. That part can be intimidating even when you love someone deeply.
Here is the link to the original post, by one of my favourite bloggers… in case anyone else reading this has a better answer! https://youtu.be/x6-KT11P_KA