Please Help: Am I Going Bonkers or Have I Reached Nirvana?

Ever since I wrote that clever little piece about chocolate cake the other day:

What If Every Breath You Took Was Like Eating a Bite of Chocolate Cake?

I can’t get it off my mind.

First, I read it over and over again, the way writers do when they’re really happy with something they’ve written.  (Other writers do that, too, right?)

Then I showed it to my wife, who said, “That’s nice, Bob, but I was the one who came up with the idea of selectively tapping into infinite amazement.”

“Artistic license”, I replied.

Now it’s just on my mind all the time.  I keep thinking, wow, each breath really is infinitely better than a bite of chocolate cake.  And it makes me smile.  And I keep thinking, just breathing really is like eating chocolate cake all day.  And it never stops.  And it makes me really, really happy because I really, really like chocolate cake, and every breath really is infinitely better than chocolate cake…

Please help.  Have I reached Nirvana, or have I gone completely bonkers?


5 Responses to “Please Help: Am I Going Bonkers or Have I Reached Nirvana?”

  1. I think you found a way to recognize a constant zen-like state. So that’s pretty amazing. You can now have your “cake” and eat it too!

  2. Hi Bob,
    Visiting you from Suburban Yogini’s post. This is great. What an amazing feeling. No, you’re not bonkers. It sounds like an amazing state of mind you’ve reached. Wonderful! Hope you are well!

  3. Thanks, Heather. Glad you liked it.

  4. I love this! Sometimes, if I settle down enough to think about it, I am completely amazed by the breath. I love the idea that it’s infinitely better than chocolate cake and especially that it’s available to us all the time – we just have to pay attention and tap into it.

  5. Hi, Tiffany. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. It is an interesting way to think about it, isn’t it?

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