NaPoWriMo 2017 Day 19: Meditation Creation


One day a desperate
rageaholic neolithic mother
sent her husband and children
from the family cave
“Ugh. Need some alone time.”
The husband and kids
were familiar with that tone
so they decided they’d leave
mommy alone.
The mother said to herself
This place is a dump
and I’m exhausted.
I don’t feel like doing anything
at all right now.
I need some quiet.
I guess I’ll just sit for a moment.
So the mother sat.
She closed her eyes and breathed.
She noticed her thoughts,
her bodily sensations,
the sounds of her environment.
She felt at peace.
It felt so good she decided
to sit a little every day.
Her husband and kids noticed
that she didn’t lose her temper
quite so often.
As she attended to
cave cleaning
and meal preparation
she seemed more cheerful.
She was a lot more fun
to be around.
The mother’s best friend,
who lived in the next cave over,
noticed the change
and asked her friend what her secret was.
Come sit. You’ll see.
So they sat, and this mother
felt more peaceful as well.
One by one
other mothers began to join
the little group of women
who simply sat in the quiet and breathed.
The one day a woman announced
Hey ladies, this stuff is really good.
We should probably let the menfolk in
on our secret.
And so the women sat down
and showed the men how to be still
and breathe.
After the women taught their husbands
how to sit
they decided that
they might as well teach
the rest of their children how to sit
quietly and breathe.
The clans who established
a sitting practiced
were able to survive
long enough
to transmit their genetic
inheritance to subsequent
If you’re here,
it’s because your ancestors meditated.
Don’t ask if you can,
because you can.
It’s written in your DNA.

Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt encouraged us to write a creation story.

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