Ali

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Drawing by Laurie.

Ali often got in a bit of a mess because he overthought things.
He thought his shoes could be better.
He thought his sword could be sharper.
He thought his clothes could be smarter.
Sometimes when Ali overthought these things he got in a bit of a tangle and thoughts spun around his head much like a swarm of bothersome flies.
This made him angry. (see picture)
This made him stressed.
This made him feel like a lunatic.
Ali went on like this until one day, on his travels, he came across a dusty old book called mindfulness. He read the book and learnt that when his thoughts were buzzing, rather than hold onto them and think about them he should just watch them come and go and then disappear.
He realised it wasn’t difficult to do.
He realised he could do it whenever he wanted.
He realised he was happier when all his thoughts were
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