Ut ameris, amabilis esto!
If you want to be loved, be lovable!
Every time we are hurt, we put another row of bricks on top of the ones that are already there. We believe that the wall we built wasn’t able to keep out the hurt so we’ll go a little higher. We think of it as protection but it’s really burying us.

There is no wall, no bricks, no material in the universe that will protect us from hurt. It is a part of every life. Useless? Not by a long shot. Hurt is the birthplace of compassion. Hurt is the litmus paper by which love is tested. Hurt lets us know just how strong we really are. Hurt tests our faith like nothing else can. Hurt allows us to connect with every being on the planet for there is none who will escape hurt of one form or another.

Why is a baby so lovable? It is because he or she hasn’t been hurt yet. There’s no wall built yet. There’s no hiding from the world. There is just openness. We are told to “Become like children” if we wish to be rewarded. Can you? Can you tear down your wall? Can you say to the world “I’m as strong as they come. I’ve been through hell and back. I don’t need no stinking wall?”

Your spirit is invincible. Always was and always will be. Identify with that part of you. When you tear down your wall, when you open yourself up regardless of the consequences, only then can you love fully and only then can you be fully loved. Vulnerable? You can handle it. You are invincible and most importantly….. incredibly lovable!

(C) 2011 All Rights Reserved, Patrick McBride


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