Originally Posted by Erosa
One of the quinessential qualities of romantic love is the risk of getting hurt.
The path to deeper connection and greater love for me is vulnerability. The more vulnerable I make myself the deeper my emotions become. This does increase the possibility of getting more seriously hurt. The person I love the most is the person I give the tools to hurt me beyond all others while trusting in my heart that they won't.
Vulnerability is the doorway to trust. Trust is the doorway to love.