Live Authentically

"This is perhaps the greatest risk that any of us will take. To be seen as we truly are." - Fairy Godmother (Cinderella the movie)

A few years ago Disney remade Cinderella as a live action movie. To date, this is probably my favorite Disney film. Yes, it is a little campy and predictable in some parts, but all I have to do is hear the theme song and I get teary-eyed over and over again. What resonates so deeply with me are the revised messages of kindness and having the courage to confront your world as you truly are. To me these are messages of self-authenticity that are so critical to all of our wellbeing. 

We live in a world that tells us directly and indirectly how to be, what is appropriate and what we should really think is acceptable to our own lives. And because of this we may at times harbor guilt or even resentment towards ourselves and others for just trying to fit into a world that we often times don’t feel like we may fit into so cleanly. So I find it poignant and so deserving a topic to teach little young princesses, like my daughter, that being kind is bravery. And that offering others who you truly are in this life is the magical attribute of all of us noble spirits.  

But whether you are a princess, a prince, a queen or a king in this life, it is so wonderfully important for each of us to remind ourselves and our children that what makes us so perfect in this life isn’t that we are all the same in some way, but actually it is because we are so diverse and different in so many ways. And it is through our own unique expression of ourselves that we each have the power to harness the energy that creates worlds in order to bring joy into our own lives and the lives of others. 

I am grateful. I am peace. I am centered. I am offering. I am allowing. I am receiving. I am the loving center of my universe. I am infinite. I am never-ending. I am love. I am joy. I am always so very very good. 

“I want to tell you a secret, a great secret that will see you through all the trials that life can offer. You must always remember this. Have courage and be kind.” – Ella’s Mother (Cinderella the movie) 

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.