Reflections on Social Distance and Wellbeing

“The value of our lives is measured by our capacity to love others” -Wayne GerardTrotman

Tad’s Happy Bubble:
(I wrote this on the plane this morning but the picture is from my hotel balcony)

As I sit in my airline seat flying off to Salt Lake City, energy is moving quickly through my body giving me goosebumps. The music that I am listening to is adding to my joy and I can’t help but strongly know that just being in the presence of so many other wonderful spirits on this plane adds to my experience in this moment. I have truly missed the energy and interactions with larger groups even if it is tangential at best.

Everyone seems to keep to themselves almost afraid to interact with those Right next to them. I know most in this aircraft are not having this same kind of joyful experience as I am. Somehow seeing the concern on so many peoples faces and feeling this kind of apprehensive energy from so many seems sad and so very wrong. Especially with everyone being masked up, social distanced and afraid to offend others which feels unhealthy and strangely like Big Brother has put his tyrannical boot on the necks of so many good natured and well intentioned people who only want to be happy, free and to do no harm to others.

Whether our state of affairs is a conspiracy of the Deep State or whether its just poorly excited precautions by the leadership who controls these elements that we all feel compelled to comply with; the consequences are the same. A lot of scared, fearful people who all just want it to end.

I look for the good in my experience as usual, and I find it through a wonderfully pleasant conversation with one of my in-flight neighbors, albeit through a mask. But a delightful one none the less. No matter what our future holds, no matter how long we all must face the these challenges to our connectedness, I will focus on compassion and living the most joyful experience that I can always. I have no other option if I want a life that I enjoy and treasure. I am love. I am joy. I am so very 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.