Who is in your tribe?

“Honesty is often very hard. The truth is often painful. But the freedom it can bring is worth the trying.” - Fred Rogers

I love my life so much these days! I live where I want, I do what I want, I love who I want and I get to help and work with so many beautiful spirits each day. But I am still confronted with a few disappointments from time to time. This is primarily my ego wanting others to be something they are not because it is the way I would prefer it. So I do my best to let go more these days of these kinds of expectations within myself. 

I didn’t always let go, as a matter of fact in my past I would engage with these people trying to force my own perspective on them. What a futile act for any of us to do. We each do our lives the way we think it should be done. But when I come across someone in my sphere of love and friendship who is in conflict with my own moral aptitudes or who isn’t operating at the higher frequency like me, I disengage with them. 

There are certain energies and perspectives that I just refuse to associate with. I won’t subject myself to liars. I won’t subject myself to thieves. I won’t subject myself to anyone who can’t see beyond themselves (the narcissist), they live in their own world and I don’t belong there. And I don’t subject myself to anyone who wants to blame me for their issues, problems or feelings. All that baggage they have to handle alone or drop. 

I know that we all must protect our sphere’s of influence. We must make sure that those closest to us are the kind of people that we admire and can respect. Those people we associate with become in part our future selves. For me, this isn’t about material success, it is about always being in a circle of love and friendship with those who are on the similar or higher vibe as I am.  

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


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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.