Purification & Solitude (WOTW Update)

Emotions can come without warning during a time of pain or strife. They take control of your body, driving you towards safety or insanity. You cry out, but no one is there to hear you. It's like standing in a hallway surrounded by flames. The world can't pay attention to your screams because it doesn't know you are there.

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Solitude allows for a self-reflection of your soul that leads to purification of thought. Sometimes it comes by our will but, more likely than not, may come without our permission. If we fail to recognize the need to rest, it shall come unbidden like a thief in the night. We owe it to ourselves to meditate on our daily activities to satisfy the basic blocks of our needs.

Have we accomplished our goals for today?
Have we yet set out to achieve what we seek?

I believe it's something we always ask ourselves. I feel the only way to realize this is to spend some time in solitude. The answers are there. We just need to allow ourselves to let the answers come. It won't happen in a crowded room or in a loud atmosphere. Similarly, your own demons may prevent you from hearing the wisdom within. Discord wouldn't allow the healing that comes from being alone.

There's a thousand different voices screaming to be heard, and nothing will be done!

Nothing can get done unless you allow it

We must reflect on the things that matter. We determine what matters by individual choice and consensus. In the case of our solitude, we in this community have decided to discuss the concept in detail. Perhaps in discussing SOLITUDE, we can ways to make it work for all of us.

Welcome again to our Word of the Week contest!


Seeking: WOTW Adventurers!

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@Calumam is the creator of the Word of the Week Contest and this season's final entry. Next season will mark the beginning of a new community challenge format. The new season will consist of 4 weekly contests and a 1-2 week bonus round window. More information is to follow.

Contestants create and post articles focused upon the chosen word.

  • Contestants compete for a 100 POB reward pool.
  • A challenge bonus of 100 POB is available for those wishing to test their skills.
  • Participating in the contest itself is a reward as qualifying articles have a chance for higher rewards.
  • The bonus challenge in each week's contest

It doesn't matter if your article is related to finance, STEM, free-writing, images, or anything else. If you can adapt your work towards the Word of the Week and its rules:

Enter the contest!

But first, there are some essential guidelines to discuss related to participation in the community and HIVE in general.


Community Behaviors

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Recommendations to avoid disqualification
  • Plagiarized articles will lead to contest disqualification and likely more.
  • Don't use the #pob-wotw tag more than once per article submission.
  • Don't write an article about next week's word.
Helpful Hints
  • Include the selected word in your article, unless you want to compete for the bonus challenge
  • Please include the #pob-wotw tag in your article submission.
  • Use the proofofbrain.io front-end OR the new proofofbrain.blog.
  • This week's contest started 22/8/21 @ 00:00 UTC
  • This week's contest ends 29/8/21 @ 00:00 UTC; no new entries are accepted after this time without consideration. If your article appears after I've published the winners, there's nothing I can do.

New Users

Are you new to Hive, or is this your first time posting to POB? There are some articles that the community recommends for reading:


On the Lookout

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We're looking forward to seeing more of your posts. Until then, and after, have a blessed week.

We can't wait to see your entries!


Current Entries

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The following people listed below are already participating in the contest. Please support and engage the authors below.

Let me know if you have entered an article into the contest and don't see your name on the list:

@kevinnag58My Private Island - POB-WOTW (Bonus Round Submission) Week of 22/08/
@trucklife-familyThe Journey Back To OurSelves! - (POB - WOTW)
@timmypatSolitude_A long time loneliness
@wongiAll by yourself, why solitude?
@corporateayAlone in a crowded place . POB-WOTW, 18th editing.
@melbourneswestThe hollow feeling of loss
@supermodestSolitude (JOY & PAIN)

Have you entered the WOTW contest?
Hurry, before it's too late!


⭐️Do you like contests?⭐️

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If you love contests, we have highlighted a few below that you may enjoy! The table below presents a few authors, along with examples of their contests. Dates may vary when each new contest occurs, so follow along to get the most recent updates!

@wesphilbinThoughtful Daily Post - August Contest Quest for Curation and Engagement
@zonadigital21{Ingles/Español} Enter my Giveaway to win #Starbits + #VIBES
@dibblers.dabsA Tale of Two Pizzas Weekly Winner(s) (Week 3)
@rentmoneyFREE FREE & Even More FREE!
@freewritehouseUn escrito en 20 palabras - semana del 22 de agosto de 2021
@samsmith1971Paying it forward #pif contest edition 1 - RESULTS!
@aiunaNews about the POB ART CONTEST result.
@tobetadaFinalists of the 'Love The Clouds' Contest! #118
@sofs-suLet our picture tell your story - Edition 3
@sugandhasethComment of the Week Contest #3

Did you miss the current contest? No problem! Just follow the authors above and be ready for their next game!


In Closing

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Please support our fellow authors!

I look forward to providing more in the future. Thank you for reading and following on throughout my Hive journey. If you like this article, please consider upvoting and following @scholaris!

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