Finding the “Root”

“It is futile to argue as to which single leaf, which design of branch, or which attractive flower you like; when you understand the root, you understand all its blossoming.” - Bruce Lee, Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living

In many ways, people are a lot like food. Some can be good for you, some can hurt you. People and food come in all kinds of shapes, sizes, flavors and colors. And also like food, people can nourish you with love and kindness or they can poison you with bad intentions. No matter which kind of people we all encounter through our walk in life, we need all of the diversity that exists in order for us to continue to evolve and advance as a people. It is our diversity that gives us our powerful adaptive nature. But, there is a common thread that allows us to see all variants in this life as equal and necessary.

We all like diversity in our experience. What is most important here is to seek the “root” as Bruce Lee says. If we endeavor to know the common denominator between our preferences and our dislikes, then we will see that what we prefer in this life and what we do not are really expressions of the same. In other words, there is a common element in everything in this universe whether you see it or not. Everything we experience is a variation of its expression. This universe is unified a field of energy that expresses itself in unique ways. Love your preferences, but know that it is the things we don’t like that really give us the power to identify and enjoy more fully those things we do like. 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.