Weekly Photo Challenge: JOURNEY

In this journey called life, we should focus on each precious moments, rather than looking toward the future. Joy does not only come at the end of the road. It can be available now.

Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. (Greg Anderson)

It may be when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work, and that when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey. (Wendell Berry) 

 It has never been, and never will be easy work! But the road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveler than the road built in despair, even though they both lead to the same destination. (Marion Zimmer Bradley)

I believe that life is a journey, often difficult and sometimes incredibly cruel, but we are well equipped for it if only we tap into our talents and gifts and allow them to blossom. (Les Brown)

 It is better to travel well than to arrive. (Buddha)

 We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey. (Stephen Covey)

The journey between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place. (Barbara DeAngelis)


42 Responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: JOURNEY”

  1. April 7, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Ah a lovely seaside journey for you and Inigo!


  2. April 7, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    It’s a best place to walk around. 🙂


  3. 5 Sonel
    April 7, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Stunning entry Nelson and that is such a beautiful photo of you and Iñigo. 🙂


  4. April 7, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Lovely photo & wonderful words


  5. 9 jakesprinter
    April 7, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Great entry Nelson Love your post 🙂


  6. April 7, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    it’s nice, if a son has a father on his side,
    to start the journey into life
    ( I had not, started my life in an orphanage)


    • 12 nelson RN
      April 7, 2012 at 3:21 pm

      Oh… … … I was out of words for a while. I hope that not having a father didn’t deter you to be who you are right now. You are one amazing photographer.


  7. April 7, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Helping him set out on his journey? Lovely capture!


  8. 15 Northern Narratives
    April 7, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    I love the photo and the quotes too 🙂 Judy


  9. April 7, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    It looks as though you and your son are enjoying the journey through his childhood for the moment. Easter blessings to you and yours as you travel. 🙂


  10. April 8, 2012 at 12:39 am

    The King of King Blessing is being sent your way, if you care to accept it. Happy Easter to you and yours, Nelson.



  11. April 8, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    I enjoyed reading the quotes that you married with a beautiful picture.


  12. April 8, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Great shot Nelson. The words & photographs both complemented each other very well.


  13. April 8, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    The best journey are the ones we walked with our love ones. This is one of the best “father and son” photos I’ve seen. Happy Easter and best wishes to your family.


  14. April 9, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    What a lovely journey for you both!


  15. April 10, 2012 at 3:50 am

    this just made me feel good down in to my bones


  16. April 10, 2012 at 7:10 am

    my first visit to your blog. Beautiful photographs and even better thoughts! You’ve got yourself a new follower !


    • 32 nelson RN
      April 10, 2012 at 4:32 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, and following! I’m glad you liked what you see here. I’m on my way to your blog now “) Cheers!


  17. April 14, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    this post suddenly made me miss boracay! …paradise indeed!


  18. April 20, 2012 at 12:16 am

    This is a beauitful photo and very inviting… the ocean journey calls… How did I miss your posts? Oh yeah, it’s those 3500 other emails. Thanks for your patience! 🙂


  19. April 23, 2012 at 5:49 am

    ‘In this journey called life, we should focus on each precious moments, rather than looking toward the future. Joy does not only come at the end of the road. It can be available now.’

    II very much like what you are saying and I like the picture with you and Inigo. Very interesting selection of quotes! I agree that it is often not easy to keep up with reading all the terrific posts. However when one finally finds time to catch up, one is rewarded with a lot of interesting and enjoyable reading. There simply is no time to feel bored. However it’s unavoidable to feel tired at times. Then it is better to take a rest, isn’t it?


    • 38 nelson RN
      April 23, 2012 at 9:57 am

      Oh definitely, it is better to take a rest. And resting is enjoyable too! 🙂
      Thanks for taking the time checking out my posts 😀


  20. April 28, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    I’m curious. If we don’t have the future to look forward to, what do we have to look forward to?

    I agree that the journey is what is in the present moment and there is where we find joy. But if we do not know where we are going, any road will get us there. And “there” may not be where we want to be when we get “there”.

    Surely, we should enjoy the moment, but we also need to look for a path that will lead us somewhere we want to be when we get “there”.

    What do you think?

    Nice photograph, by the way. 🙂


    • 40 nelson RN
      May 26, 2012 at 4:25 pm

      Great insight, Cris.I think what Greg Anderson meant in his quote was to “focus” on the precious moments today, instead of worrying so much about the future. It does not necessarily mean that you’ll forget about working on your better future. We all need to do something today for a brighter tomorrow.
      Thanks for the visit, Cris. Sorry for the late reply. I just got back from vacation 🙂


      • May 28, 2012 at 7:41 pm

        WB Nelson. Nice to have a vacation. Would love one, myself.

        About worry: it does no good to worry — about the past, present or future.

        Worry is negative energy and we get enough of that from our surroundings, especially if you watch or participate in any of what passes for forms of visual entertainment these days, including television, movies and violent computer games.

        A brighter tomorrow is never assured, even if we do good things today. But we can plan for a brighter tomorrow by making decisions today that will point us in that direction. And to point us in that direction, we need a path to follow, as I mentioned previously.

        We must choose a path today that will hopefully get us into a selected brighter tomorrow and then walk the walk, and leave the talk to media commentators and politicians.

        In what manner ought we to focus on the precious moments today brings us? How will that help us bring to fruition a brighter tomorrow? Is that, like, Zen or Laissez-faire?

        Thanks for your reply. Always fun to banter around. 🙂


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