When you know how to use it, disobedience can be a virtue.
We must love because we are loved by God. We must be conscious of death if we are to have a proper understanding of life. We must struggle in order to grow.
The spiritual path can only be traveled through the daily experience of love.
At this moment, many people have stopped living. They do not become angry, nor cry out; they merely wait for time to pass. They did not accept the challenges of life, so life no longer challenges them.
Someone leaves only for someone else to come.
Makes sense, the alchemist answered.