Choose what you feel

“Love is who I am, It is the energy of my spirit and it calls to me each day to express itself. And I answer the call because when I do, everyone, including myself feels the benefit. Love is simply my choice to lean into who I truly am.” - Tad Inoue

I am asked regularly these days how I can feel so joyful and loving all the time. I do have my moments, but they are just learning moments. For me, life has become powerfully emotive. I can wake up and move through my day and I can look for feelings that I desire. And I always find them. 

What do I look for? I look for love and joy, but I must be close to a joyful or loving state of mind in order for me to be successful at realizing these in my days. I have realized that this is my most natural state of being. It is what I desire most, it is what I am always looking for in everything I do. 

I also know that I choose my feelings. I choose them by what I tell myself about my situations, my experiences and my outcomes. I choose my feelings by what I decide to lean into in my moments. I can look at anything and criticize it, or I can look at that same thing and find gratitude. It is truly up to me. 

I have decided long ago that I will live this life joyfully, lovingly and amazingly! So I look at my world and define it in the way I choose. I get to choose my own truths in this life. And I choose them by what I choose to believe about me and about this life. So I choose to see love. I choose to see beauty. I choose to see joy everywhere I go. 

I will admit that some situations can be more challenging to find joy in. But I am bigger than my pain. I am more powerful than any criticism. And I am bigger than any situation I encounter. I am an incredible being of love and light and I can feel this everyday! 

I am the energy of love. I am the purpose of joy. And I am eternally good. And so are you!


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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.