How Can Love Be the Key?

"Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier." - Mother Teresa

I simply don’t know any better advice for a joyful and deeply meaningful life, than to love everyone and everything everywhere you go. I strive each and every moment of my life to extend my love beyond where I feel my limits have always been. I love because when I do, I feel wonderful. I am always the beneficiary of what I have decide to feel. In order to do this, I consciously discard any and all conditions that where once needed in order for me to love someone or something. Then I look deeper into myself and I find the love that I desire.  I had a friend tell me once, “Tad… I can’t do what you do. I admire it. But I feel too strongly in the other direction with some people. I can’t love some people because of what they do.” I understand this perspective, and I did for a time in my life feel this way too. But today after having so many disappointments with people, places and things, I come to know that if I rely on the world to be kind enough to offer me good reasons to feel love, to feel joy, to love anyone and everything, then I will be waiting my whole life for conditions to be just right for me to be that loving and joyful person that I know that I am. 

I know that what I give to my world, I get back and more. As a matter of fact, I am more likely to experience more of what I give than what I see as absent. My feelings are the lenses that I view my world through. So I protect my experience by always endeavoring to offer love. But this means I often have to recenter myself in the midst of chaos. Because my reflex reactions to life sometimes offer something else. But that’s ok, because I am learning so much with every experience and every liberating loving moment I have. In order for me to accomplish my goal of a truly joyful life, then I must focus on love. And a focus on love is really a focus on mastering my true frequency of being. 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.