Thursday, September 3, 2009

Mind Makes One Sick Mind Can Also Heal

One evening, a man was invited to the home of a friend. As he was about to drink a cup of tea that was offered to him, he thought he saw a baby snake in the cup. He did not want to embarass his hostess. So, he gathered his courage and swallowed the tea in one gulp. When the man returned home later that night, he began to feel severe pains in his stomach.
By the next day, the pains had grown worse. He consulted several doctors and tried many cured but none worked. The man who was then seriously ill thought he was about to die. Hearing of his condition, his friend invited him to visit her again. Sitting in the same place, he accepted another cup of tea. As the sick man lifted his cup to drink, he suddenly saw the snake again. This time he decided to speak up and draw his hostess's attention to it. Without a word, she pointed to the ceiling above her guest. He looked up. There, just above him, hanging from a beam, was a length of rope. The sick man realized all at once that what he had thought was a baby snake was simply the reflection of a rop. The two friends looked at each other and laughed. The pain of the sick man vanished instantly and he recovered perfect health.