What Do You Embrace About You?

“Every morning when I wake up, I experience an exquisite joy -the joy of being Salvador Dalí- and I ask myself in rapture: What wonderful things is this Salvador Dalí going to accomplish today?” - Salvador Dalí

My favorite Surrealist artist Salvador Dali, really understood what it means to embrace who you are. He was often seen as a little psychotic in his work and somewhat odd in personality compared to most of us who take a more conformist attitude toward self-expression. Dali had a reputation for being much like his artwork. He was flamboyant and very confident. Salvador understood that being who you feel you truly are is essential to living a rewarding life and to his artistic expression. While seen as strange and outlandish at times, Dali was an artistic genius who pushed the limits of art in new and provocative ways. He would end up becoming one of the most successful and famous artists of the twentieth century working in almost every medium including film.

The Persistence of Memory (1931) Salvador Dali

This quote by Dali really reflects his almost perfect positive attitude about his life and himself that we all can take a lesson from. His personal joy exists because of his understanding of his own personal state of being. Dali is joy, and the consequence of this is the mystery of how it will express itself each day. It is exactly what I mean when I write each day “I am joy.” What we embrace about ourselves is what we become in our life experience. What we become we automatically feel within us. I don’t become joy, I am joy. I don’t become love. I am love. I don’t become good. I am 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.