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The Live Unbound blog exists to inspire anyone who strives to discover what they are truly capable of achieving. 

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

Blown away by The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows written by John Koenig. Can't remember the last time I've been this inspired! 

Liberosis

n. The desire to care less about things. To hold your life loosely and playfully, like a volleyball, keeping it in the air, with only quick fleeting interventions, bouncing freely in the hands of trusted friends, always in play.

Mahpiohanzia

n. The disappointment of being unable to fly, unable to stretch out your arms and vault into the air igniting the fuel tank of unfulfilled desires you’ve been storing up since you were born.

Silience

n. The kind of unnoticed excellence that carries on around you every day, unremarkably—the hidden talents of friends and coworkers, the unseen portfolios of aspiring artists—which would be renowned as masterpieces if only they’d been appraised by the cartel of popular taste, who assume that brilliance is a rare and precious quality, accidentally overlooking buried jewels that may not be flawless but are still somehow perfect.

  Photo by Josh Terada

Photo by Josh Terada

Quotes Of The Month

"Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you."

- Anne Lamott

"My challenge to you here, is to journey into a deeper intimacy with the world and your life without any promise of safety or guarantee of reward beyond the intrinsic value of full participation."

- Oriah Mountain Dreamer

"It’s easy to paint a picture in your head of what you think you want in life, but life most of the time never gives you the materials you need to create the masterpiece that you’ve created in your head. The best thing you can do is surround yourself with great people and good vibes. So, while you may not yet have a brush, you already have a palate full of brilliant and vibrant colors to paint with."

- Miguel Aguilar

Quotes of the month

"Our growth depends not on how many experiences we devour but on how many we digest."

- Ralph W. Sockman

And then there's the most dangerous risk of all – the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.

- Randy Komisar

"Sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. I promise you, something great will come of it."

- Benjamin Mee

"I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day."

- E.B. White

Being Alive

"I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive."

- Joseph Campbell

Photo by Max Rive

Quotes of the month

 

“You cannot change what you refuse to confront.”

- Unknown

“Make sure that you are truly the author of your own ambitions. It’s bad enough not getting what you want but it’s even worse to have an idea of what it is you want and find out at the end of a journey that it isn’t even close.” 

- Alain De Botton

“I find out a lot about myself by sleeping. Dreams, they are who I am when I’m too tired to be me.” 

- Jarod Kintz

"The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel."

- Steve Furtick

 

Outside Your Element

“It is during the times I am far outside my element that I see and feel who I really am. I think that's what a comet is like, a comet is born in the outer realms of the universe. But it's only when it ventures close to earth that it releases the blazing "tail" behind it. That's why I enjoy hurling myself out into the unknown. Because it's during those scary moments, those unsure steps taken, that I am able to see that I'm like a comet hitting a new atmosphere: suddenly I illuminate magnificently. I discover a smile I didn't know I had, I uncover a feeling that I didn't know existed in me, I see myself." '

- C. JoyBell C.

Photo by Alexandre Rodriguez