Many students believe they should move to another country or leave the cities to live in remote places in order to become "spiritual." The reality is that your spiritual life does not depend on where your body resides in the physical world, but only on where your consciousness is from moment to moment. Gnosis is not found in physical locations, but in oneself. Study the teachings and study your self; that is all you need to perform the work. Furthermore, in these moments, those who are truly spiritual actively serve suffering humanity, and the best place to do that is where humanity is suffering, which is not in isolation in the wilderness. Serve humanity where you are, and work on yourself where you are.