When Was The Last Time You Did Something Silly? ~ Joe Longo

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on Jun 9, 2012
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Photo by Kate Brenton - Love Park, Philadelphia

I’m a photog and yoga instructor, and though I love interacting with people, words are not always my forte.

You know, using proper grammar and punctuation can be so burdensome. I do have a blog, but I prefer using my images to speak for me. Ah yes, a picture is worth…

But I just had to share this thought with ya.

I finished teaching my morning class at Sundari Yoga Studio and started out on my beautiful, hour commute back home. Not too long into the drive, one of my favorite tunes begin to play—You Fckin’ Did It by Jason Mraz. And just like any other time I hear this song, I immediately began singing and dancing. Yea, that’s right. I was getting my groove on, but good.

I then had a quick moment of humility. What if anyone sees me? They’re going to think I’m crazy!

You know what? I didn’t care.

Why? Because I was having fun singing at the top of my lungs and dancing my ass off. It felt amazing. I felt free. Why? Because I was being silly. I was acting without a care in the world and I didn’t care who was looking or what they thought. I was acting like a child, a free spirit, and it felt awesome!

So, when was the last time you did something silly? When was the last time you went out with a friend and acted like kids? I challenge you to be silly, let go and just have fun. You’ll be surprised by the joy it will bring into your world. People will start to think you’re crazy for being happy.

So, go on be silly, be crazy and most of all be happy.

In the words of Yogi Bhajan “Make yourself so happy that when other people look at you they become happy too”

Check out all the silly peeps below, and have a kick ass time being silly.

Jennifer Pastiloff (Manifestation Yoga)  Lovin life at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. #SheKicksAss

Kate Brenton: Playin’ like a kid in Love Park, Philadelphia. #Amazing.

Chuck Peterson just missed this one. #He’saYogi 

Chris Loebsack, Brian Davis and Agastya. Look how strong I am! Three amazing beautiful teachers. #SoMuchFun

Enjoy You Fckin’ Did It and dance around your room.



Joe Longo has been photographing the world around him for over ten years. He has developed a unique style, and gains inspiration from everything that comes in to his field of view.Joe Longo is a Portrait Photographer, Kundalini & Vinyasa yoga instructor based out of Pennsylvania. Joe’s mission is to capture the true light within his subject. To learn more about Joe Longo: joelongophotography.com



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10 Responses to “When Was The Last Time You Did Something Silly? ~ Joe Longo”

  1. ManifestYogaJen says:

    Joe, you are an absolute delight and a gift to the world. Thank you.

  2. Jen, I can say the same thing about you.. Thank you for everything you have thought me in our short friendship. #Manifesting

  3. jamesvincentknowles says:

    You are one cool, silly & groovy cat, Joe Longo. Awesome article~!

    (My answer below)

    I do silly sh*t all the time when I'm alone. Sometimes people think I'm being silly in public when i'm just being me. haha… but doing silly stuff on purpose in public? Geeze-oh, everything I do in public is silly. I wear orange Crocs and sunglasses in public everywhere I go.

    But, I. will. not. sing. in. public. If I were to do so, even once …
    "you'll be saying no. no. no. no. no." *Destiny's Child

  4. Much love James.. You my friend are a silly weirdo lol..

  5. erica says:

    joe epitomizes what it means to be LIVING your life not just moving thru it!

  6. Thank you Erica, I have some amazing teachers hit hit.. #FollowingMyBliss

  7. Mamaste says:

    Just intro'd on FB to: Funny & Yoga.
    I laughed until I cried today & THAT is the sign of a GOOD day.

  8. Chris L says:

    So much FUN being silly with you! Keep on dancing my sweet friend!

  9. Its all about the FUN Chris..