My Spiritual Path

“The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can’t be organized or regulated. It isn’t true that everybody should follow any one path. Listen to your own truth.” ― Ram Dass

Since I was a boy I have been deeply interested in the spiritual. I have always wanted to know more. As a matter of fact, I was so religiously devote in high school and college, that I refused to have sex before marriage for many years. Ironically, my spiritual journey would lead me away from the church I grew up in, and into a life filled with diverse ideas and beliefs, as well as a spiritual path that has rewarded me with daily love and joy.

My desire to know who I really am, and to understand my place in this universe is probably atypical. My spiritual journey has taken me on a path that has rewarded me with a degree in Philosophy, as well as a beautiful experience attending seminary so that I could advance my own study in theology and world religions. 

But why? What am I seeking? I have asked myself this question for years. Why do I care so much about this? All I can say is that I can’t remember a time where I didn’t care about this greater part of me. I can’t remember a time where I didn’t feel a deep pull to want to know more. And I can’t remember a time when I knew this was why I am here. 

I don’t expect to find all the answers, but I do expect to be able to ask better questions. And I do know this; I always find what I am looking for. I was born for this journey and I am so happy to be on it. What has been yielded to me is a lifetime of self exploration with one treasure after another along the way. 

So when my journey gets rough. When my experience gets hard to handle. I remind myself in these moments, that I am uncovering something that I have asked for. I am learning something new. I am transitioning from what I once was into something more. I just have to be brave enough to look at my life in a new way.

I am love. I am joy. I am so very good. And so are all of 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.