Cultivating a loving experience

“To have a loving and happy life really means that you are cultivating more happy and loving moments than any other emotion. The preponderance of time in your life is predominantly loving and joyful.” -Tadayoshi Inoue

There are two emotions that I favor the most, they are love and joy (in that order). I cultivate these within my life by focusing mostly on what I love and by offering to others kindness and compassion for no reason. Sounds easy but it can be difficult if I allow some of my ideas about people get in my way. 

So these days to make my life even more loving and joyful I give myself no excuses to love everyone I come in contact with. The only ones who do not receive my kindness are the ones who do not allow me to offer this to them. 

Man do I love to do this. It can come in the form of a smile to a stranger, holding a door open for someone or even an unexpected compliment that I might give someone. When I do these things I become the beneficiary of the gifts of the universe. I am a god when I participate in my life this way! 

I can clearly see how beautiful each and every person is that I come across. I don’t look at their clothes or what they drive or even what they do for a living. These things can fool you. They can deceive your heart. I try to keep my heart pure from these illusions by focusing on what I know about every person on the inside. 

We are the energy of love. We are this life’s good intentions. We are the purpose of joy! That is what I see, more precisely … that is what I feel when I look out into my world of fellow people! Thank you all for being on this life’s journey with me! 

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

“I have found that the greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It is the ultimate source of success in life.”  – Dalai Lama

Picture: Me and my wonderful Carolina at “The State of Trance 2022” raving it up!


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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.