Just Breathe

From a collection of 100-word stories & wonders

A frazzled mom learns the key to meditation is watching the single most important thing in the world. Image by Vasse Nicolas, Antoine, via flickr.


“Drop down into your breath,” said the yoga teacher. “When your mind wanders, gently return to your breathing.” Janice’s mind was in her Prius, riding bumpers on the 405. Watch her breath? How? With Megan’s desperate texts about her breakup with Kyle Whatshisname chasing her home. “Anyone having trouble watching their breathing?” asked the teacher. “Janice silently shrieked, Over here! ME! “If you are,” continued the teacher, “hold your breath.” What…? “That’s right. Close your mouth, pinch your nose. I guarantee, in less than sixty seconds taking your next breath will become the single most important thing in the world.”

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