I determine my experience

“Who I decide to show up as each day determines my experience, not who I meet or what happens to me.” _ Tad Inoue

Most think that life, people and our experiences make us feel things. And from a certain perspective that can seem true. When we hear love from another that is directed at us we can often times feel warm and loved. Or we can feel angry and frustrated if we have a challenging experience in our life. But is it really the event or person that causes these feelings and emotions to bubble up within us? 

The truth is, we create all our own feelings and emotions. We tend to use the actions of people, our experiences, and the things we like or dislike to give us a reason to feel all that we usually do. When we hear a message of love directed at us we usually take that message in as our truth and which initiates a program that runs within us. Biochemicals are released and we feel all that we do. It is a wonderful biological process. But It can feel as though something outside us is really makes us feel what we feel even though it is really us that does it all. 

We are the masters of our own experiences. We control the emotional temperature of our lives with the power of our focus and the message we tell ourselves about it. We each respond differently to all that we encounter. But make no mistake, we are the one’s creating our feelings. 

I am love. I am joy. I am so very good. And so are each one of you!

Pic: Can you guess what year this picture was taken? Hint: there wasn’t social media!

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About the author
Tad Inoue is an IFBB Professional League judge, Nutritionist and Professional Diet Coach for many clients and athletes worldwide. Tad has been in the bodybuilding and fitness industry for over 32 years and his clients include professional athletes, top amateur atheletes and all other competitors in figure, bikini, men and women's physique and bodybuilding, as well as individuals interested in optimal health. Tad was a National competitor in the NPC for over 30 years and now focuses his passion, knowledge and experience on helping and instructing others in fitness, wellness and athletic competition. His education includes philosophy, theology, nutrition, biochemistry as well as dietetics. He specializes in contest preparation for Figure, Bikini, men and women's Phyisque, Bodybuilding and fat loss for optimal health. Tad is also a speaker on mindfulness, motivation and joyful positive living.