A Yogi’s Worst Enemy.

Via David Romanelli
on Oct 17, 2013
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Yesterday I received a stinging email.

“Hi Dave,

Do you ever find yourself feeling like you are completely full of sh*t, or sometimes full of sh*t or straight up blinders-on-the-dome do-no-wrong? The whole ‘intelligent universe, people are living out where they are suppose to be’ is really crappy for many.

And the whole ‘course of miracles we signed up for this life so be happy bullsh*t’ …is bullsh*t.

There is a large population that can no longer relate to bullsh*t because life is just that real.”

I don’t know the person who wrote it, but I must say, he has a good point. Thank you.

And trust me, I’m not sitting home sucking on seeds in a loin cloth watching Super Soul Sunday.

I have plenty of personal issues, angry thoughts, total freakouts, and complete spazzes.

Life comes down to choices.

—Spaz. Don’t spaz.

—Exercise. Don’t exercise.

—Be positive. Be negative.

It’s when we stop making conscious choices, that life begins to suck.

The beer starts drinking you.

The envy reaches critical mass.

The anxiety approaches terminal velocity.

At that point, you feel like you are facing a much stronger enemy, who could knock you out any second by a poor month of business, or bad news from your doctor, or some tragic event.

Here’s a thought. Next time you feel like reality sucks, like you are getting hammered by life, like the “enemy” is about to win again…try this:Rear back, and with all your might…

Make an awesome choice. 

Choose health: The buzz of being super healthy feels way better than the buzz of being super drunk.

Choose love: The depth of a loyal relationship is far more powerful than the thrill of a fleeting affair

Choose now: The allure of tomorrow is nothing compared to what’s happening right this second. To the critic, the enemy, whoever and whatever you call that person in your life……they are always in your head, which can only be solved by your heart.

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Ed: Sara Crolick


About David Romanelli

David "Yeah Dave" Romanelli has played a major role in pioneering the modernization of wellness in the United States. He believes wellness and feeling good is so much more than fancy yoga poses, green juice, and tight-fitting clothes. Dave launched his career fusing ancient wellness practices with modern passions like exotic chocolate, fine wine, and gourmet food by creating Yoga + Chocolate, Yoga + Wine, and Yoga for Foodies.  His work has been featured in The Wall Street JournalFood + Wine, Newsweek and The New York Times; and his debut book, Yeah Dave's Guide to Livin' the Moment reached #1 on the Amazon Self-Help Bestseller List. Dave's new book launches in Fall 2014 from Skyhorse Publishing. Check out his new show Yeah Dave! brought to you by Scripps Network, the people behind The Food Network, Travel Channel, HGTV, and more.  He is a current contributor to Health Magazine, Yoga Journal, and various other publications. Discover more about his journey on www.yeahdave.com.


3 Responses to “A Yogi’s Worst Enemy.”

  1. Ahsa says:

    I needed to be reminded of this today. Thank you for sharing, Dave!

  2. Ahsa – so glad the post spoke to you 🙂

  3. @MaxZografos says:

    Wonderful words of encouragement. Thanks Dave.