Amado Ruiz de Nervo: “Fill It”

Fill It

Where there is emptiness in your life,
fill it with love.
Youth, child, or aged:
where there is emptiness in your life,
go fill it with love.
The moment you are aware there is time to spare,
go use it to look for love.
Don’t think: “I will suffer.”
Don’t think: “I’ll be deceived.”
Don’t think: “I will be doubted.”
Go simply, transparently, carrying nothing but your joy,
and go look for love.
What kind of love?
It makes no difference.
All love is full of goodness and grace.
Love as you can, whom you can, all you can …
but always love.
Do not worry about the purpose of love.
Love carries its purpose inside itself.
Do not think you are unfinished when your affection is not returned.
Love is its own completion.

Where there is emptiness in your life,
go fill it with love.

Amado Ruiz de Nervo

Translated from Spanish by Paul Weinfield, © 2013
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