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Shifting Focus: Diversion

By Loveallie Lao

A quote from Khalil Gibran

“You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts. And when you can no longer dwell in the solitude of your heart you live in your lips, and sound is a diversion and a pastime.”

For me rather than talking, I write. A form of expressing myself on how I truly feel. When my mind can no longer find peace, writing is my healing process. A way to express what is stirring inside me.

When I’m troubled, I write

When I’m at my complex state of mind, I write

When I’m sad and in despair, I write

When I don’t understand myself, I write

When I don’t understand other people, I write

When I’m grateful, and feeling fortunate, I write

When I am happy and delighted, I write

When I am in love, I write

Back then, I thought I shouldn’t have thrown away the journal I once had. But since it was full of rantings, and negative thoughts and emotions put into writing. I think it’s okay, throwing it away makes me feel good. Letting all those negative thoughts go. 

Shifting my focus on positivity, and what feels good, and what makes my heart feel at peace. Re-directing my focus of attention away from my negative fixation, and shifting towards a positive focus of attention where you can passionately pursue your dreams.

Writing is a very good diversion for me when I am hurting, when the pain is unbearable and excruciating. Expressing myself thru writing doesn’t make the pain go away, but making it bearable. As I can see and reread my writings, I get to realize where my thoughts are heading to. 

Realizing this, I am able to shift my focus back to a positive mindset. To bring back myself to the right track. An opportunity for me to process my thoughts. Letting myself heal, restoring myself to be strong again, and to ready myself to the next path I choose to. 

To carefully choose what to think, not to worry, and just be happy. A way of forgetting, positive diversions are always welcome, to take time to enjoy an awesome life.


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Embracing the Glorious Solitude

By Loveallie Lao



Language… has created the word “loneliness” to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word “solitude” to express the glory of being alone.   ~ Paul Tillich ~


I am alone, in a solitary confinement of my own room. I like it this way. Some people might think that I am lonely. I am not, I am just alone. Only woeful people who enclose themselves, who cannot start and build relationships with other people feel lonely.


Loneliness is neither negative nor positive. But loneliness can become emotionally painful and tormenting, when we add intense longing and wistfulness for our life to be different from our current circumstances. For example, you are currently single but you desperately want to be in a relationship. Another example, you are married but your husband/wife is physically present, but mentally and emotionally absent. That’s where loneliness is felt.


Loneliness can only be felt by someone with inactive mind. But if you were bustling and occupied, you wouldn’t have the time to get lonely.


Keep yourself open, even when you’re living alone you can still live a full life. Open your heart to others, get busy, then you’ll be able to eliminate loneliness. Open your mind to look for what you might treasure about being alone, it can become glorious solitude.


Some people treasure and enjoy being single. For them it’s that glorious solitude of being alone. Doing what they want to do, whatever and whenever they want to. Just like me, loving the quiet and peacefulness of being alone.

Alone but beautiful. Embracing the glorious solitude.

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