The Teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan

Create a Bookmark

One way is giving it too much sympathy. If a child has a headache, and the mother says: "Oh, poor child, you must lie down on your bed and I shall bring you an apple and an orange", the apple and the orange are brought to the headache, the bed and the sympathy are given to the headache to welcome it. If it is given such a welcome, it will make its abode there. There are some people who love their self so much that they say, "Oh, poor self, what a pity it is that you should be ill, that you should suffer." Self-pity is a great cause of disease.