David “Yeah Dave” Romanelli seems like a most unlikely guru. He seems too goofy and outrageous for someone guiding others on a path to enlightenment. But in this day and age, gurus no longer need to be serious and focused. They just need to be able to show us a way to find pleasure, happiness, and enjoyment.
His book, Yeah Dave’s Guide to LiVIN’ the MOMENT is all about Dave and his Zen approach to happiness and living in the moment. Informally written, it’s a rollercoaster ride through Dave’s life, complete with anecdotes and encounters that illustrate why we all need to slow down and pay attention.
As the founder/teacher of “Yoga + Chocolate” and “Yoga + Wine” workshops, David Romanelli writes “There is a place where the chocolate tastes sweeter, the music sounds better, the inspiration feels richer, and the visions look clearer. That place is the Moment.”
If the path to enlightenment means indulging in chocolate, wine, and great tunes, count me in.
The two dozen chapters, or mini essays are entertaining and insightful. It will have you laughing and crying all at once, while at the same time offer clues and ideas on how to get your life on track.
But traditional yoga fans be warned. This is about yoga, but not as you know it.