My Truth About I AM

“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” - Marcus Aurelius

On all topics we each have a truth that we hold. Often our truths can change over time as we evolve and associate new meaning to our life experiences. The trick is not to impress our truths onto others no matter how confident we each are about what we may believe. It’s better to simply share our perspectives as we offer others a way of seeing the world that lines up with how we see it without the expectation of convincing them to share our truths. This is a way for us to have mutual respect for others and their ideas without moving away from our own understandings. 

I have searched and searched my intellect and I can only come to know one absolute truth in this universe. My own state of being. I am is the only absolute truth that I know. Not who I am, but the intrinsic knowledge of that greater part of me. This is not my physical body and not my thoughts, but the intention behind my thoughts will always be. Any other truths that I or anyone may hold are just perspectives that can and most likely will change with time and with different points of view. 

So it is wise to listen more when we discuss our own beliefs with others. While I love to talk, I also love to find new ways of seeing my experience. But no matter what, truth as most of us know it is very malleable. It holds no true shape for long. Its size, shape and meaning are determined by the perceiver. This world and our ideas about it are a never-ending shapeshifting ball of excited clay, and we are the sculptor who molds it with our perception of it. So I affirm my absolute truths once again. 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.