My Mana is LOVE

“Kahuna Nui Hale Kealohalani Makua”  – “Love all you see, including yourself.” — Hale Makua

I am extremely proud of my aboriginal Hawaiian heritage! And I can vividly see how the ancient ways and perspectives of my ancestors are deeply woven into my DNA and my outlook on life! 

It wasn’t until more recently that I discovered so much generational influences in my thoughts, ideas and ways. Even though I am technically more Japanese than aboriginal Hawaiian, I feel so spiritually connected to my Hawaiian ancestry. 

I crave tribal Island living. I naturally feel my mana within me that speaks the language of love to me. And the concepts and morals that I have naturally come to in my life I can see are literally spoken in the Hawaiian proverbs and stories.

I sat down to read some old Hawaiian proverbs (which were all from oral traditions, nothing written down), and I was blown away to read my own thoughts! It felt like I was reading something I wrote myself! 

Here are a few examples:

Ua ola loko i ke aloha – (Love gives life within.)

He ‘Olina Leo Ka Ke Aloha – (Joy is in the voice of love.)

Ua ola no i ka pane a ke aloha – (There is life in a kindly reply.)

A’a i ka hula, waiho i ka maka’u i ka hale – (Dare to dance, leave shame at home.)

Ua Kuluma Ke Kanaka I Ke Aloha – (It Is Natural For People To Behave In a Loving Way.)

Aloha – (this is the value of unconditional love. In other words, the outpouring and receiving of the spirit.)

Ohana – (more than who I choose to call family, it is a value that is the human circle of complete Aloha.)

When I read these and others I get choked up and I feel these through my heart. I can feel my past within myself. I can feel my connection to the planet and my ohana. 

If you want to know how I incorporate my aboriginal Hawaiian heritage into my fitness coaching DM me or check out my Fitness and Mindfulness app called “Evolve with Tad the Diet Coach.” (https://getstarted.tadthedietcoach.com)

I am love. I am joy. I am so very good. 

(Me in Maui a few years ago with a cool fire dancer from the islands)


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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.