Reflections from 2015 and today

Here is something I wrote on January 7, 2015 and it is just as relevant today as it was 6 years ago! Thank you Cindy for reminding me of this! 

“As I reflect on this new year, I am thankful for all the many blessings of my life. I am thankful for the gifts that has been bestowed to me, but mostly I am thankful for my ability to see (most of the time) that our struggles are just an illusion. And this grand illusion that we participate in and we create is only as real as we decide it to be. 

I know that we are all spiritual beings living this material human life today, but this may not be the case tomorrow. I am grounded in the knowledge that whatever I think I know in this life, I may be wrong about at any moment. What is important are our life’s intentions that we put forward each day. Today my intention is this:

– To always work hard and add as much value as I can to my family, friends, clients and all who I encounter

– To work from a center of love and compassion

– To always be honest and trustworthy 

– To always own my life, my challenges, and my difficulties

– To love…..

This is my meditation for the day!

I am love. I am joy. I am so very good. 

P.S. This picture is of my daughter and me in 2015 and 2021 same day exactly!

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.