I understand once again that the greatness of God always reveals itself in the simple things.
If pain must come, may it come quickly. because i have a life to live, and i need to live it in the best possible. if he has to make a choice, may he make it now. then i will either wait for him or forget him. waiting is painful. forgetting is painful. but not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.
Everything depends on which path you take.
You said that going on the Road to Santiago is important. For it, one must give up everything for some time: family, work, projects. And I don't know whether I'll find everything the same when.
According to Zen philosophy, the giver, the beggar, and the alms money itself all form part of an important chain of equilibrium. The person doing the begging does so because he's needy, but the person doing the giving also does so out of need.
Succes doesn't not come from having one's work recognised by others. It is the fruit of a seed that you lovingly planted.