The Hardest Mission: Know and Change Thyself

“Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.”

–Eddie Cantor



“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”

–Leon Tolstoy



WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Change

110 thoughts on “The Hardest Mission: Know and Change Thyself

  1. ooooooh! the one with the boat and the guy doing the selfie is simply (I don’t want to say stunning)…I would use the word “awesome” but I don’t use that word….I don’t have a word, so I’ll just say I want a copy to hang in my office!!

  2. The title of your post really touched me… knowing oneself and then start changing the parts that need changed – I hope that there are at least some parts that are ok and can stay 😉 – sounds like a good motto for today! And I already know some parts I like to have changed (which is of course not the same thing as liking to actually do the work of changing them)… my super procrastinations skill for example… 😉

    • Hi. Thanks for dropping by and for the insightful comment.
      Glad it helped you thinking further about your personal changes. 😉
      But hey, if you got here and this post touched you, I’m sure you don’t need much change.
      All the best!

  3. That second photo is amazing. That’s how I feel sometimes. Stood still watching the world race by. I feel like I can’t keep up. I think sometimes we all need to slow down and take a breath and appreciate what’s around us. Not just race through life as fast as possible. Good quotes. 🙂

  4. I really like the second shot Lucile with the way that the main subject seems to be standing still while the world bustles around him. This shot evokes memories of my life in New York City. I moved there from Chicago because it was the only place on earth that seemed to move faster than I did. Somehow the bustle around me made me feel like I was standing still. Of course, now I have the ocean to calm me.

  5. Congratulations, Lucile, on being featured today! Well deserved! That man standing still for a selfie in the rush – priceless capture. I feel your pictures are talking to me. This Autumn I decided to take a year off because everything is moving too fast…
    Well found quotes as well. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world”, Gandhi said. I try to live by that.

    • Hi Leya, thank you so much for your lovely and generous comment as well as for visiting the blog.
      I was truly surprised to see the photo featured though I loved it from birth to date! 😀
      Some images touch me deeply and this is one of them.
      Good on you to take this decision. I wish you patience to keep the slow pace and to see the little things that we normally take for granted.
      Gandhi said it all much better!
      My best wishes and have a fantastic time.

  6. OMG I’ve been away for too long. This post is glorious and I discovered it in the “photos we loved” post from TDP. Congrats my dear, this second photo in particular is fabulous. So good. He’s standing proud getting his selfie while the world literally bustles around him. Masterful capture!!! My Queen X.

  7. Congratulations on the feature Lucile, love these images and your take on the challenge, I’m going to explore a bit more of your blog – the challenges are a heat way to find people and I know you a

      • You are way too kind Lucile but I love the compliment and thank you for it!! Still busy browsing over at your blog….. 🙂 It was the photo rehab feature that I’ve seen related to you before – funny how bloggers we like all seem to connect up in the end somehow!

            • Thank you so much. Ah the like button is a long story, but I may bring it back just because of photos. Most of the times people just want to like and I’m fine with that. I don’t mind if there is no comment.

              • It’s tricky isn’t it, the like thing is stupid in one way as it can become an obsession worrying how many you receive but at the same time it can sometimes be difficult to know what to say and you may just want to show approval. Comments are more rewarding in the long run though.

  8. What a delight to reach these Australia. shores and be treated to two fabulous pieces of news. The first site I checked when I had connection again was The Daily Post to find out what the Weekly Photo was (obsessively pathetic, I know). I read through the articles on their page and saw that both your beautiful photography here and your wonderful Imagecraft Bootcamp Challenge were featured. Absolutely fantastic to see your creativity and hard work being recognized. Well deserved.

    • Oh Lisa, thank you so much for being a great supporter and friend. I was very surprised and happy with the news. I must say though that the Imagecraft Bootcamp is hosted in my blog by Mitch Zeissler, we are partners in crime.
      Great to hear from you and with the good news of having safely reached Australian shores!
      I wish you all the best with your job search.

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