We Are Connected To Nature

“Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it's beauty.” - Albert Einstein

I have come to know at least for myself, as I practice deeper and richer ways of self love, I generally want to be in nature more. I suspect that it is because the solitude of nature inspires no negative energy or vibration unlike people and our more “civilized” surroundings can do at times. But whatever the reason, I can see how the love I have for myself is reflected in my feelings for others, but especially for nature. 

Throughout the history of humankind, the spiritually enlightened went into the wilderness to find the balance, inspiration and clarity they needed to face the challenges of their situations. Buddha, Moses, Jesus just to name a few all sought the solitude of the dessert and this was the place where they each claimed to speak to what they each knew as God. To say this in a different language, the silence of nature that quiets my mind, stills my body, and opens my heart to what I am is a powerful yet loving reminder that I am love. I am joy. I am still 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.