There is no dearth of people who wish to spend their life as a modern monk, especially due to all the frustrations and pain involved in the modern corporate world, which includes rampant consumerism, crime, selfish attitudes, traffic jams, pollution and so many other problems. While the monastic lifestyle is extremely appealing as it can help you achieve peace of mind and can relax your soul, a very small number of people end up embracing this lifestyle due to certain pressures that are involved in our societies. If you wish to live your life like a monk, away from the challenges and pressures of the Western civilization, believe me it is not that difficult and you can accomplish that living in your city, suburbs or a rural area.
Adopt a Vegetarian Lifestyle
To be a vegetarian is not necessary to become a modern monk; however, most monks adopt a vegetarian lifestyle. While it is recommended that you cook your own food as a monk, you can find various vegetarian restaurants in urban as well as rural areas of different countries.
Choose Simple Clothing
Monks traditionally wear robes, which can be bought from certain clothing outlets as well as on internet. You can place special orders for robes to your local fabric store. If you do not feel comfortable wearing robes, you may just opt for simple and inexpensive clothing.
If you wish to live in suburbs and you know the basics of organic farming, it is highly recommended that you adopt this technique and learn to make different Organic Recipes, which can help you in having a simple and healthy diet.
Move Away From Technology
One of the major steps towards becoming a modern monk is to stop using technologies such as Tv, mobiles, computers, etc. as they can be a hurdle in allowing you to focus spiritually.