Om shanti. The task of this time is not to leave the world in order to be close to God. We have to stay in the family and yet do our personal work of remembering God. We have to both stay in the family and also become alone in order to be able to remember only Him.
If we are detached, we can develop a loving nature. If we are attached, we cannot develop a loving nature. When we understand this secret of being detached and loving, we can learn to give a great deal to others, and then become detached and not remember those individuals to whom we just gave so much. In this way we can be in the world and close to God.