Receiving love brings us to a place of vulnerability.
That is why it is so difficult.
So often we live in the illusion that it is much easier to love than to be loved.
We may think we can exercise a bit of control in loving another, but there is no control in being loved.
The ones who truly love us walk into our hearts, often unnoticed, unannounced, and then reveal to us how genuinely loveable we are.
And nothing feels more vulnerable than that.