If one is not on the path of seeking closeness with the Divine in a very sincere way, you can’t make it. There will always be things that get in the way of success and cause one to lose the way, and forget what is necessary. One of the most difficult lessons to learn is to “be alone”, which is scary for some because of trying to avoid unpleasant thoughts, and that is why we like noise in the background, such as a a radio playing, or a TV set that is not being watched and leaving no room for thoughts. As one progresses in “being alone”, then it can be achieved in the midst of a noisy crowd. The idea is to be able to live “within” yourself always realizing the great privilege of being one with the “One”, and carrying on a normal life. Anything less will be trying to seek the peace that cannot be found anywhere else. Love one another with kindness and tolerance.