I’m trying to be alone without feeling lonely


“Solitude is not the absence of company, but the moment when our soul is free to speak to us and help us decide what to do with our life”  Paulo Coelho

Are Solitude and Loneliness, the same? 

“Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone” Paul Tillich

Are Loneliness and Aloneness the same?

They are different.

That is the fun part and the confusion with the English language.

In Loneliness, you feel you are abandoned. Here your expectation is unmet. You are emotionally affected. You wish to connect with someone but you are not successful.

Alone refers to a time, when a person is separated from a group. Being alone can also mean a sense of freedom during isolation.

“Sometimes life is too hard to be alone, and sometimes life is too good to be alone.”
Elizabeth Gilbert

Can you be alone without getting lonely?

I don’t know much about this.

All that I know is loneliness is a feeling.

Feelings can always be changed for the better.

What are your thoughts?

Do you love to be alone or do you enjoy loneliness? Or

Do you prefer solitude all the time?

Thank you for your visit.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Mr Philo

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This post is part of Sue & GC’s Weekly prompts-Alone


15 thoughts on “I’m trying to be alone without feeling lonely

  1. Do you prefer solitude all the time?

    No. I can be alone without being lonely, comfortable with my own company, but (as with all things) I think it’s important to mix with others at times. As William Cowper said,

    Variety’s the very spice of life,
    That gives it all its flavour.

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  2. I love the quotes.
    As for me, I enjoy being alone, I can think more clearly and concentration is improved, and I like the silence.
    But that said, I enjoy the company of my family too.
    Thank you for joining us with this one Philo.

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