One of my favorite photographs, is of a young monk meditating under the stairs of his monastery. It reminds me of my longing to be a monk, and my desire to "hide myself away".
Before I sought Religious Community, there was a "formation" that called me to community. An understanding had developed that the "world" had nothing to offer but distraction. An understanding that one thing, and one thing only, was worthy of pursuit; that which was God, that which was real. This required, not just a change of thought, but a change of life. A new understanding requires a new life that makes it "live". In Christian Religious Community there is a "way" of life. This is established by the "Rule" for the Community.
Regardless of the "studies" we make of our Faiths, or of Advaita, or any philosophy, it's what happens "next" that counts. We all see the "Sunday" Christians, or even more often the "Easter" and "Christmas" Christians, who show up for church, but that's it. Once they leave the pew, they go about their lives based on other criteria altogether. The same seems to hold sway with the Non-Dualists as well. The difference would be that the Non-Dualists run against their principles even when "practicing" them! Non-Dualists will go to Satsangs, and watch a well known "Guru" humiliate or embarrass a seeker, thinking they are "superior" to the one who uses "I" too much, or does not know "who asks the question?".
Non-Duality is the opening to life and love. It is in fact "being" Love. This is, by any standard, a daunting task for a "person". But as your natural "state" it is "easy", as it is as you are. The "person" however needs to be "hidden under the stairs". We need to do so much more than talk and read about Non-Dualism, we need to live it. That will mean different things to different "people", but the absolute conviction must be there, as well as a fearless determination to be satisfied with nothing less. Every movement of our life must reflect this. Our actions, our words and our thoughts must be such that they are no longer seen as "our" actions, words, or thoughts, but movements in line with the stillness we are. Non-Duality is for so much more than "talking", no matter how stimulating or "edifying". Live Non-Duality, and there will be no need for words; Love will say it all.