If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
After listening to Brene Brown’s books on the virtue of vulnerability, this quote rings particularly true.
We are all born with a desire to be loved.
We are also born with an instinct to protect ourselves from harm.
Somehow we need to strike the balance between these two as we can only be loved if we admit our vulnerabilities, but admitting our vulnerabilities sets up the possibility of hurt.
Only when we can risk putting down our protective armor can we let in the love we so desire.
What are you holding back?
Who are you keeping out?
Take a chance. Let someone in.
Let your faults and your virtues show.
Make it a great day.