Chanting returns us our real life.
We need to use our intelligence, in being focused and alert during chanting.
Chanting of the holy name of the Lord is a serious engagement.
Draupadi called out in all helplessness, and Lord appeared. So when the mood of the chanter is like Draupadi, then Lord definitely appears.
In advanced stage, one could see the form of the Lord right in front of their eyes as a result of chanting.
Whichever ashram you may be in you should stand by the responsibilities, you should live a life of integrity and you should be exemplary in your behavior.
The transcendental knowledge of devotional service is digested by the engyme of humility.
Out of all the opulences of a living entity its humility which pleases Krishna. Other opulences can also please Krishna if offered with humility.
Do your best to serve Krishna and He will give you required intelligence to cope with disturbing situations.
When you are chanting "Hare Krishna" the body may be breaking, the mind may be reeling but you should know for sure that the soul is in 'ecstacy'.