The Magic Of Words

“What a curious power words have.” - Tadeusz Borowski


The great orators of human history were like magicians that cast their spells over us with their words moving us to change our minds and our hearts. Words can have a kind of magic in them that lead us down roads of meaning and understanding. The trick is not to be deceived by the power of some of the spells cast by powerful orators. It is easy for some to twist the meaning of what life is showing you to benefit them. In this life, most people want us to perform for them in certain ways so that they can feel good, feel empowered, feel loved, or feel whole. But the truth is, these feelings are our job to manage and create for ourselves. Asking the world to behave or even speak in ways that please us so that we can feel better is a precarious situation at best. We simply can’t do it all of the time because we all have attached different meaning to what life is showing us. When we ask others to perform for us, no matter what the reason, we are asking for them to share their energy with us. And their energy isn’t owed to you. We all were born to serve our own lives and we all have within us the power to be happy, joyful and to feel the loving energy that we are. It is quite wonderful when others help us to feel good but it is NOT their responsibility to manage our feelings for us it is our own. These are the gifts that we offer each other, they are not obligatory. So be careful when you conjure up just the right words for your magic requests of others. You will find a more mutually beneficial relationship in starting with expressing gratitude before you make any plea for changing a someone else’s mind. How you feel in this moment is what you are showing the world you are right now. Always show the good stuff. 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.