But, whether your dog gives it to you or you slip it in your Nike shorts, chocolate is something you can’t get away from. Unless you’re allergic, which if you are, you lucky bastard. Be grateful you don’t have to go through the constant chocolate cravings.
And, not being able to steer away from chocolate is the same as not being able to steer away from sex. Indulging in too much of both of these can cause you some great trouble.
Yet, it’s funny because those who indulge in chocolate never have sex … that’s me. Great. And those who are having sex don’t really eat that much chocolate, unless they are kinky and use it in bed. If that’s you … kudos. You’re having both sex and eating chocolate. Multitasking is a wonderful thing to establish.
So, taking you back to yogic philosophy, in order to have great sex and to increase your energy day to day (also known as “virya”), you have to have a controlled diet and sleep. This includes refraining from those little voices in your head begging you to take a bite out of the chocolate bar.
Now, there’s a difference between having a piece of chocolate and indulging in chocolate or sex, for that matter. Doing it or eating it is great. But obsessing about it and craving it, here’s an intervention.
In yoga, we teach balance and steering away from dukkha, or unhappiness. In life, you want to reach a state of bliss with no dukkha present.
Ultimately, these cravings for chocolate, an unbalanced diet and excessive sex can cause dukkha. You want to live your life in moderation, and then you will reach a state of bliss.
So, have sex if you want, or eat one piece of chocolate every now and then. But don’t go overboard and end up having to track across to India, like in “Eat, Pray, Love,” for some Guru talking.
As Forrest Gump once said, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.” In other words, when you get that box of chocolates, just choose one.