The Teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan

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Beside this, the impulse that comes from within has its influence on one's affairs: there is an influence always working from within. If it is a discontent and dissatisfaction in life, one finds its effect in one's affairs. For instance, a person impressed by illness can never be cured by a physician or medicines. A person impressed by poverty will never get on in life. A person who thinks, "Everybody is against. me, everybody troubles me, everybody has a poor opinion of me", wherever he goes will always find that it is so. There are many people in the world - in business, in professions who before going to their work bear in their mind as a first thought, "Perhaps I shall not be successful."