Everything we want and experience informs us

"I do not need anything more than my ability to find a point of view that will empower me and uplift me."

I am feeling so small! I need to put some load and volume on this body soon! I love my home workouts but I am chomping at the bit to workout in a real gym and feel some heavy poundages on my muscles!


“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

One of my favorite one-liners from Emerson, he has so many! This one resonates with me deeply because it is the perfect expression of how I feel about all that I desire to feel in my life. Every minute spent not feeling the things I desire is one minute I lose to feel all that I came to my life to feel. I have always wanted the “good stuff” of life. I have always wanted the things, the toys and the fun. But I know my life’s little feeling trick. I only want things and experiences because of the emotion that I think I will receive upon having any of these desires that I want. So while I still desire some of the “things” of life, I know that what I really want is to just feel fulfilled and happy. I want to feel the warmth of love in my existence and to feel the exhilaration of my own wellbeing flowing to me and through me my whole life. I do not need anything more than my ability to find a point of view that will empower me and uplift me. After all, I see nothing more sublime than living a life that feels wonderful to experience in daily spoonfuls. This is the way success and happiness, pain and frustration come to each of us, little bit by little bit. They are all so worth our time. They are all so important in informing us. I believe it will be the small wonderful experiences that I will treasure the most when I leave my life, but I know that I will need every experience good and bad in order to feel exactly what I came here to feel from this life. I am love. I am joy. I am so very good.e here to feel from this life experience. I am love. I am joy. I am so very good.

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.