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“How wonderful!” said Nisha as she was listening to what Mrs. Nitya was saying.
“Mam,” said Nisha,”its absolutely true that we both gave up on our financial freedom but then whats stopping us from going back and taking up a usual job? I mean there is something within me which does not want me to join a similar job.”
“That feeling within you,” said Mrs. Nitya looking kindly at her,”maybe its your intuition or your inner voice or just a random set of thoughts. Maybe its your angels whispering to you. Who knows? But the question here is that are you willing to take the huge risk of trusting any random voice in your head which defies all logic? What if a few months later you realise that it was nothing but a random thought? Those lost months will never come back. Trust is a very important thing Nisha. If you cannot trust that voice completely, do not trust it at all.”
“Its a major decision,” said Diya adding some honey to her cup of milk,” and we surely do not want to get it wrong. Is there a sure way to find out?”
Mrs. Nitya looked at both of them with concern and said,”I understand how you are feeling right now. I know that this is a tough decision for both of you. But my dear, tell me how else are you going to pay for your expenses once you get out of here? The business you want to set up will do very well for sure. But things take time, money and patience. You need to pay your bills, support your upcoming business and gain financial freedom. How else will all this happen?”
“If the Goddesses grant us a miracle,” said Nisha.
“Thats true,” said Mrs. Nitya,”but how will you recognise it? You know all these movies do nothing but dramatise miracles. Miracles dont appear as flickering lights or instant richness. Miracles are subtle shifts. You being safe in such a dangerous environment is a miracle. You having food, water and shelter is a miracle. If you easily get a job, that will be a miracle too. If you earn enough money to support your business, that will be a miracle too. We have a false belief in our heads that a miracle occurs when we arent able to help ourselves. A miracle is what happens when we work with the divine forces to help ourselves. Unless you are willing to help yourself, nothing can help you.”
“I am still not sure about this,” said Nisha,”what shall I do?”